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True Transformation of the Nigerian Nation and Economy: Five Quick Steps, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

I recently watched a video of an African American preacher sermonising on the place of the black man in governance. The man has a radical concept. He believes that the black man is not suited to govern. He sees South Africa as a prime example of a country showing irreparable…
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Let Them Eat Cake: The Five Stages of the Jonathan Administration’s Grief, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

I have a mental picture of the last few weeks in the Presidential Villa in Abuja. People walking around in a daze, unable to believe they would soon have to leave their cozy offices and financial sinecures. Officials forgetting to eat their meals. The president’s wife, refusing to leave the…
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Why the Federal Government Should Prosecute Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, By Femi Akinfolarin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is probably the most important government institution in Nigeria because it largely funds the federal, states and local governments via its payments into the Federation Account of income from Nigeria’s oil field operations. The parastatal provides about 70% of all government revenue. This income…
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Mr. Buhari’s first 100 days in Office, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

Our presidential election is over. Change has swept the battlefield and conquered the inner bastions of the People's Democratic Party, making off with the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for Mr. Buhari. The coterie of minions - Mr. Doyin Okupe, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode and Mr. Reuben…
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Ambode not Agbaje. Why I will Vote for Continuity in Lagos and not Change., By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

It's less than a hundred hours to the governorship elections across Nigeria. Nigerians have already shown remarkable character in voting out an incumbent president for abysmal underperformance for the first time in the history of the country. The elections were a truly historical and remarkable feat that hopefully changes the…
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Why I Will Fail To Vote for Mr. Jonathan Ebele Azikiwe Goodluck Tomorrow, By Femi Akinfolarin

The 2015 Nigerian presidential election holding tomorrow has two dominant themes: Change or Continuity (Transformation). On the face of it, the choice seems simple and clear. If you believe that the country is on a good course and your personal economy is vibrant, chose the incumbent. If you feel the…
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Message to the Average Traumatised Nigerian, By Femi Akinfolarin

As the presidential election draws nearer and nearer each morning, the tension and fear is permeable. Most Nigerians already have an election surviving strategy. Those with enough money have booked seats on planes exiting Nigeria the week before the election; those who can’t afford a ticket are making plans to…
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Mrs. Patience Goodluck, National Icon or Historical Footnote?, By Femi Akinfolarin

My favourite Shakespearean play is Macbeth. It is one of the darkest works of the renowned playwright. The premise is simple. Vaunting ambition leads to crime, followed by inevitable fall. Macbeth is a kinsman and general of the Scottish King Duncan. He meets some witches who prophesy that he would…
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A Roadmap for the Returning or New President of Nigeria, By Femi Akinfolarin

I am not a world renowned World Bank economist, neither am I a Cambridge educated genius scientist but my surprise at the current lack of any analytical discuss around how to transform the Nigerian economy in this current election cycle, leads me to attempt to stir the waters a bit…
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