Guest Columns

An Oil Sector Reform Agenda for the Buhari Administration, By Dauda Garuba

...bad practices have prevented Nigeria’s oil industry from operating competitively. The industry has not only been denied the required environment for strict commercial and professional operations, but its regulatory agencies and the state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have remained weak and unaccountable. Nigeria recently welcomed new…
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Bámidélé Upfront

President Buhari, Integrity Is Not Enough!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In an attempt to escape the perennial epithet of a dictator, the president is always trying too hard to showcase his democratic credentials by being soft, understanding and accommodating. The predators around him understand his psychology too well and they are exacting their without knowledge Is nothing! Samuel Johnson in…
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Opinion

The Evil Called Radio Biafra, By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu

The alarming thing about Radio Biafra is that it is fast gathering the support of less educated Igbos, such as commercial motorcyclists, bus drivers and conductors, as well as local market men and women, who can be easily deceived by the station’s falsehoods. If the station is not urgently checked…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Change and Saraki’s Hail Mary Strategy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

This change means that we the people want the rules to apply. This change was deliberate. It occurred through elections. It happened because we have come to the knowledge of our power. We elected Buhari to make fundamental changes to our polity. We elected him to take a systemic break…
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Columns

Half-time, And A Quick-Win Mentality, By Tolu Ogunlesi

...considering that we have now come to the end of the first half of 2015 (the referee's whistle goes off tomorrow!), the Buhari government would do well to focus on implementing a 'quick-win' agenda – decisions that can be made and implemented immediately, and without requiring legislative approval – during…
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Opinion

President Buhari, Crack the Whip Now! By Godwin Onyeacholem

For a government that waved the banner of change to get the people’s vote, a government in which the people are virtually drowning in the official sputum of “it’s no longer going to be business as usual,” you would expect Buhari, a certified victim of serial electoral fraud under the…
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