Opinion

Ruga Settlements Delivered By “Nigeria Air”, By ‘Tope Oriola

The two programmes were dead on arrival. The identical fates of Nigeria Air and cattle colonies (aka ruga settlements) are metaphors for and embodiments of the struggles of the Buhari administration to craft, communicate and implement policies. The botched policies have commonalities that should be noted by policy-makers. The Nigerian…
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Opinion

Against the Run of Common Sense, By Ariyo-Dare Atoye

...it is yet to occur to Nigerians that animals (cows) are actually succeeding at restructuring, ahead of humans. This induced pastoral colony by the federal government is a form of restructuring on its own, using the state to carve out territories for cattle owned by individuals and foreigners. They took…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Changing the Paradigm for Agricultural Synergy and Productivity, By Victoria Fajemilehin

In Nigeria, the clamour for change, though real and much sought after, is not matched by any active enthusiasm in the sector where change is most needed - agriculture. For far too long, agriculture in Nigeria has been handled as an engagement for development, not as a profit-making enterprise that…
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Opinion

The Parable of the Vietnamese – and a Memo to Audu Ogbeh, By ‘Tope Fasua

Food security is about availability by whatever means. In a world where we can no longer make sense of the global economy, where our tethering of our economic survival on the amount of dollars we can get from selling crude oil, has finally blown in our faces, perhaps we may…
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Opinion

When Will APC Stop Politics and Resume Governance?, By Uche Igwe

Those who voted APC into power are waiting almost endlessly for the dividends of democracy. We want clean water, affordable health care, affordable power supply, security of our neighbourhood, a competitive and predictable exchange rate regime, policy consistency and others. We need an enabling environment where small and medium scale…
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