Opinion

Nigeria: A Country of Zero Consequence For Misdeed, By Umar Yakubu

...not a single public official has been sacked or has gone to jail for scandals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Federal Ministry of Finance, despite several reports factually stating that billions of dollars went missing in…
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Guest Columns

Echoes from the Lagoon: The Story of Rasheed Gbadamosi, By Owei Lakemfa

...the Gbadamosi story is, in a way, the critical narration of the Nigerian story from the perspective of one of its most active, articulate, brilliant and conscientious sons. It is the story of Nigeria from the prism of a man who served it with demonstrable distinction in the public and…
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Opinion

The Facts of Fuel Pricing: Subsidy, PPPRA, and Cost-Fixing, By Michael Faniran

I will suggest we adopt a pricing model similar to that of South Africa. Prices are set by the government (PPPRA in our case) and updated at the beginning of each month. Variable allowances are set for each region to account for transportation cost differences, especially between coastal and inland…
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Opinion

Fuel Scarcity: The Consequence of a Persistent Failure To Adjust, By Nonso Obikili

The argument that removing the price fixing behaviour will hurt the poor is not valid. There are much better and easier ways to target the poor than fixing prices. Especially since we all know that the poor use a lot less fuel than the rich and more affluent Nigerians. We…
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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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