Democracy and Governance

PDP Power and the Electricity We Don’t Have, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria as a country has never had as many promises in its lifetime as the PDP governments had promised, in vain, about improved electricity supply since 1999. I doubt that any country in the world has invested as much as we have on electricity as we have and yet we…
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Columns

Who is Afraid of Low Interest Rates? By Ifeanyi Uddin

In favour of “low” interest rates, there is basically only one argument. The interest rates regime (adjusted for associated risks, including, inflation) in any economy, indicate to potential investors how much they may earn on their investments. Ideally, in a properly functioning economy, few arbitrage opportunities should exist, and so…
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Guest Columns

The Hysteria of a Malfunctioning Robot, By Gimba Kakanda

Dear Mahmud, Before we get into this response to yours, I strongly advise that you start with the preliminaries. Go and read my earlier essay, "Scholars of Misinterpretation, Misquotation and Blackmail" (Blueprint, August 9, 2013). It will prove to be foundational since it was aimed at reactionaries like you, even…
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Guest Columns

Refuting the Theory of ‘Stomach Infrastructure’, By Olusina Akeredolu

I have had the privilege to read the article titled: “Ekiti’s Lessons for Democracy” written by Dr Jibrin Ibrahim, the Premium Time’s Editorial Board Chairman on the just concluded gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State and I disagree with his theory of ‘stomach infrastructure’ therein. I want to first of all…
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Guest Columns

Bridges and the Cost of Democracy, By Eric Teniola

On January 4, 1966, the then Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912-1966) commissioned the Onitsha/Asaba Bridge popularly called the Niger Bridge. It was his last engagement outside Lagos. The Bridge which was built by the British, cost £5millions at that time. The then Prime Minister was accompanied to the…
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