Opinion

Did Minister Babatunde Fashola Get It Wrong?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

We cannot, for the sake of some agreement and a rigid reading of the law, continue to short-change ourselves by not removing the hurdles in the way of off-grid solutions that will enable independent power plants set up, based on potential demand, to generate and distribute directly to customers without…
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Opinion

Forty-Five Power Sector Prophecies In 2017, By Odion Omonfoman

Electricity customers should pray against further devaluation of the naira. Customers should pray violently against the floating spirit of the naira. It’s the start of another new year. And as usual, “prophets” are dishing out all sorts of prophecies - from the mundane to the ridiculous, in very, very vague…
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Opinion

Fashola, Power and Realistic Expectations, By Ikeogu Oke

And I believe Fashola’s success as Minister or Power would be most recognisable if he gives priority attention to growing the country’s power generation commensurately with its transmission and distribution capacities so as to increase and stabilise the quantum of power available to Nigerians. Though appropriate, the word “novel” arguably…
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Opinion

Options for Nigeria’s Clean Energy Future, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Thus far, like many other countries, Nigeria can answer the clean energy question by improving the designs and efficiency of our energy production technologies to reduce emitted gaseous pollutants. While we do this, we can equally seek for more promising forms of energy such as by solar photovoltaics and solar…
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Guest Columns

The Persistent Memory of June 12: Who Is Afraid of a United Nigeria?, By Hafsat Abiola-Costello

These continual interventions in our affairs are killing our chances of escaping poverty. If there is a cabal instigating these disruptions, however it is constituted, let them be warned: Nigerians also say, every day is for the thief, but one day is for the owner. We have arrived again at…
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Opinion

RIGHT OF REPLY: Babatunde Fashola – Shortchanging Change?, By Imran Ahmed

It is ironic that Mr. Yakasai proposes that “we must ally to defeat nepotism, regionalism and all forms of economic and political drawbacks that have held us backwards for too long.” And yet when a new model of stimulating economic growth is proposed, he immediately defaults to the same insularity…
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Opinion

Babatunde Raji Fashola: Shortchanging Change?, By Salihu Tanko Yakasai

Fashola represents what we all advocate, a detribalised and regionally indifferent Nigerian with the skills and talents to create an environment of vast ideas, opportunities and possibilities. So, it's only wise to remind him of the faith we have in him as he seems to have found himself in a…
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