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  • That Diezani’s N34bn Scam

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    Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, in a recent landmark judgment, ordered the final forfeiture of the unclaimed sum of N23.4 billion, N9.08 billion and $5 million linked to Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had alleged that the money was stolen from the coffers of…

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  • Poor Power Supply: How To Begin To Address It

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    The expectation from privatisation in 2013 was that electricity supply in the country would be more stable. However, Nigerians have witnessed more supply volatility and increase in electricity tariffs which are not commensurate to any sustained improvement in electricity supply. We join the growing list of experts who believe there is a need to do…

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  • The Alarm Over Fake Naira

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    A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafiya, has raised the alarm over what he perceived as a dangerous trend in which a whole 20 per cent of the Nigerian currency in circulation is fake. He blames this for the rise in the prices of food and other items. As…

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  • Corruption: Revolution The Answer?

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    An elder statesman and former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, believes that a people’s revolution in Nigeria is the only way to extirpate corruption from the nation’s body polity. Knowing his ideological pedigree, that line of argument is to be expected. He insists that the nail-biting and the anger on the part of…

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  • Magu’s Startling Revelations

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    The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu recently told the House of Representatives that the agency recovered a whopping N4 billion in two weeks. This include the $9.750 million and £750,000 recovered from the residence of a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)…

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  • Eurobond Success, Implication For Nigeria’s Economy

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    The over subscription of Nigeria’s $1billion Eurobond by a whopping 750 per cent confirmed the position of the federal government and its agencies like the Debt Management Office (DMO) that Nigeria’s economy is bankable and has earned the confidence of investors, local and foreign. It was, indeed, a day of international acknowledgement and endorsement of…

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  • Boko Haram And The Ebola Metaphor

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    It is, indeed, a cheery news that the international community is applauding the good job President Muhammadu Buhari and, in particular, the Nigerian military, did in degrading and eventually defeating the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Before the present administration came into office, the insurgents were seemingly riding the crest of invincibility. It actually made strenuous…

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  • Mosques As Primary Schools?

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    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, was recently reported to have suggested that mosques be used as primary schools in parts of the Northern States of the country. In making the suggestion, he alluded to the probability that it would save the states concerned the money they would have spent in the construction…

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  • Remove Those Speed Bumps

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    Bumps of all kinds can be seen on the nation’s highways. They are constructed, ostensibly,  with the intention to serve as speed limiters of some sort. Some of them actually succeed in slowing down the vehicles but that is where the story ends. Driving on the highways with those bumps can induce a nightmarish experience…

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  • South East And Their Governors

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    The geographical area domiciled by Ndigbo, politically referred to as the South East of Nigeria, has been in the news for almost a week and for the wrong reason. The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his Anambra State counterpart, Willy Obiano, for whatever reasons decided to wash their linings in the open…

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