Opinion

Is Someone Flying A Kite For Another Fuel Subsidy Regime?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

What is the link between the DSDP arrangement and the supply shortage experienced? For, how can we comprehensively address the issue when we cannot be sure we have all of the oily and meaty parts on the table? All we see now is a kite flying in the wrong direction.…
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Opinion

An Impending Fuel Scarcity: Why President Buhari Must Act Now!, By Dayo Williams

Considering the fundamental roles fuel plays in the lives of Nigerians, it is imperative the Buhari-led administration takes a decisive stance against the ‘big boys’ in the oil industry who are already planning to create another artificial scarcity this yuletide with the satanic aim of hiking the price of the…
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Opinion

Fix the Fuel Supply Problem; Don’t Dump It On Nigerians, By Moses E. Ochonu

Deregulation is only a short term, knee-jerk half-solution. The real, permanent solution for providing affordable petrol to Nigerians is to revamp our domestic refining capacity so that 100 percent of Nigerian fuel consumption is supplied from domestic refineries, as used to be the case. Unlike in the past, this will…
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Columns

Political Solutions and Economic Problems, By Uddin Ifeanyi

There is nothing wrong with the market. However, there is everything wrong with how government has intervened in those product/services markets that it is involved in. Invariably, government’s intervention has ended up organising cartels against the people. No matter how deep, or varied; no matter how sophisticated the options put…
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Opinion

Fuel Scarcity Fiasco: When Corruption Fights Back, By Charles Anyiam

...for the Buhari administration to fight its way out of the tight corner it finds itself in this national war against corruption, we will need men and women in the National Assembly who share in the aspiration of the generality of Nigerians and the rest of the world - those…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Lingering Energy Crisis: Any End in Sight?, By Victoria Ohaeri

One important lesson to learn from recent events is that the official policies and programmatic measures deployed to address the energy supply challenges in the country are just not working and it is time to explore new ideas and methods. The over-dependence of the energy sector on petroleum has slowed…
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Opinion

Dear Minister: Jonathan Is Not To Blame!, by Reno Omokri

(An Open Letter to the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) Dear Honourable Minister Lai Mohammed, Greetings and congratulations on your recent and well deserved appointment as Nigeria's Minister of Information. You may recall that we met on the set of 'Politics Today' in…
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