Columns

Shugaba, the Plane Is About To Crash!, By Festus Adedayo

A serious government desirous of pulling its country from an economic morass like ours cannot sustain these Acheulian ministerial characters on parade. An ideal one would have its bureaucracies policed by ministers who possess a combination of sterling qualities, talents and skills. Just in case you missed this frightening and…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Opinion

President Buhari: Propaganda Will Not Improve This Economy, By ‘Tope Fasua

We should also limit the extent we deploy propaganda and deliberate lies and obfuscation because these things always leave dregs of discord which hold the nation down permanently in disunity, bitterness, prejudice and injustice. It will be a miracle if Nigeria makes progress in the next four years. I try…
See More »
Columns

OPL 245: The Most Popular Oil Block, By Reuben Abati

The Malabu/Shell crisis has spanned the lives of four administrations: Abacha, Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan. The Jonathan administration helped to resolve a lingering crisis and saved the Federal Government of Nigeria from the risk of liability. If the allocation of oil blocks had not been politicised and personalised in the first…
See More »
Opinion

Ending Corporate Secrecy: Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Openness, By Yemi Osinbajo

...establishing a publicly accessible register of beneficial owners of companies may the easiest part. Making the register count will take a lot of work. It will be important to develop mechanisms to verify the data disclosed and to build the capacities of tax authorities, law enforcement agencies, media and civic…
See More »
Opinion

Extractive Sector Transparency, Value Maximisation, and Nigeria’s Economic Recovery, By Waziri Adio

We need sustained investment in health, in education, and in critical modern infrastructure that will make our economy more competitive and expand the creative, productive and competitive capacities of our people and by extension, of our country. This is how we can derive optimal benefit from endowment in natural resources,…
See More »
12