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.
Aba’s renewal and smart power
Buhari did make a mark in the country’s agro-industrial growth in his first incarnation as Nigeria’s leader from 1983 to 1985 when breweries were compelled to use local maize in place of barley malt.
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…
‘This Naira exchange roller coaster must stop’
Undoubtedly, the Central Bank seems as confused and perturbed as the average Nigerian citizen. This is evident in the constant policy changes and summersaults they have had to put in place every few months between 2015 and 2016.
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.
Court orders govt, Okonjo-Iweala to account for missing N30tr
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Federal Government to “provide information on the spending of the alleged missing ...