APC governors backs Okonjo-Iweala for World Trade Organisation top job
Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have thrown their weights behind the candidacy of Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for the position of the Director-General of the world trade organisation (WTO). PGF chairman and Kebbi state Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to rally…
Nigeria – Fuji House of Commotion
There seem to be no answers to the multiplicity of burgeoning questions on the state of the country, characterized by heightened security challenges, deep-seated ethnic distrust, lamentations, asphyxiating...
Our dysfunctional local government system and rural development
A few weeks ago, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance in both the Obasanjo and the Jonathan administrations, spoke of the need for federal and state governments to pay some urgent attention to the development of the rural areas. Matters are getting worse there and for the country as a whole, obviously. Did anyone…
2018 budget and paltry allocation for education
Sir: My worries about the several months of delay in passing the 2018 Budget of Consolidation were abated as the Senate finally approved it on Wednesday, May 16.
Optimising income from the emerging oil boom
When oil prices begin to rise as they have been doing in the last couple of months, particularly in the last few weeks, my heart begins to palpitate.
Re-The Economist, what?
Having stumbled on an article in The Guardian of Tuesday, August 16, 2016, initially attracted by the headline “The Economist, what? An attraction that tended me to view possibly a perspective on way forward to negotiate the nation’s economic situation from its present perplexed state, but was jolted by seeming innocuous attribution of Treasury Single…
Weekly political notes
Minister in charge of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government should not be castigated for its anti-corruption crusades against members of the opposition group.
Okonjo-Iweala: How to be a friend of the poor
The things that really matter in life are surprisingly the seemingly simple things one Small things like patting someone on the back in the event of some achievement or simply saying “Thank you” after a meal to the person who offers one such delicacy, really go a long way.
Okonjo-Iweala to appeal against missing N30tr judgment
However, Okonjo Iweala yesterday averred that it was wrong for the court to have held her accountable for a public information request made after she had left office, more so that she was never served.