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While I was a part of government, these main issues have been of particular interest to me, given my involvement in the establishment of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority and the urgency of the issue of economic diversification in the realization of our true potential as a nation. Let...
It is always a herculean task to write tributes to your boss on his birthday, not for want of what to write, but for misconception of readers who may accuse you of being too patronising. As a matter of fact, there is no way a leader, mentor and boss...
Economists have long found Nigeria to be something of a conundrum. The macro picture has always appeared compelling - large population, oil reserves, mineral reserves, endless tracts of arable land, land and sea borders for regional domination. Indeed the absurdity of our underperformance is only surpassed by our ability...
China’s growth rate remains impressive, even if on the decline. The country’s continuing economic gains owe much to the Chinese state’s (1) still considerable ability to direct the activity of critical economic enterprises and sectors such as finance, (2) commitment to policies of economic expansion, and (3) flexibility in economic strategy....
After due clearance from the Holy Spirit who authors most of my write-ups, it gives me a lot of joy to present before you my friends, brothers, sisters and associates, the second segment of this treatise: Amaechi: The Man Ahead Of His Time And His Audacity (2). At this juncture, it...
When I listen to the utterances of Nigerian politicians, I remember the song of one musician, Tony Wilson, entitled, “The Politician Man of Many Words”. In that album the artist described politician as ‘a man of many words going to so many places, talking to so many people, and...
The All Progressives Congress conducted its primaries recently to elect candidates for the July 22 Local Government and councilorship election. As it is natural in the contest of this nature, tempers were high and there were issues which arose from complaints by members of the party who did not agree with...
The Presidency has excused the progressing slanderous attack against the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, impelled by the individuals who need him to be taken out from office. This follows the calls for his resignation by Nigerians over his supposed links to some terrorist organizations and...
We all witnessed the over-night shoot up of the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product, GDP, overtaking some of the major economies of the world and becoming the largest in Africa. As interesting as it sounded, the populace is still skeptical on the development raising more question for the Federal Bureau...
Economically speaking, Nigeria is one of Africa’s biggest success stories. It recently overtook South Africa to become the largest economy on the continent and based on current projections is predicted by some expert analysts to be one of the largest economies in the world in the next few decades....
The new breed of femme fatales is young, pretty – and they can kill you! The on-going case of Chidinma Ojukwu has gripped – and shocked – the nation and the one question everybody is asking is why did a young lady like her kill a grown man. The answer is...
I received a strange call one night from a foreign telephone number requesting a confirmation over distributions of relief materials at a residence of a top politician. The caller said he had pictures to buttress the incident. As the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), I confirmed the...
I am excited that the two publications owned by former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, made Abia State the subject of their front page editorial comments within 5 days of each other. Sun tabloid published on Wednesday 21st of March, 2018 while New Telegraph published hers...
The Secretariat of the opposition Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised alarm over plot to assassinate the 1st National Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. Ikenga only escaped this attempt on his life by the special grace of God. Last Friday night at about 8pm, while driving...
It is time again for Nigerians living abroad to think home. In the age of globalisation, Nigerians in the Diaspora do not have to return home to contribute to the development of their country. They can do so through several means and ways. And one of these is to...
The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of "climate denier," for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that...
"In every difficulty lies opportunity" - Albert Einstern.   Our democracy has thrown up the emergence of quasi ethnic sentiments, unbridled cultivation of poor national consciousness,weak institutions, poor perception of government, deteriorating national values and insecurity. In context, the present government's change mantra is intended as it were, to jumpstart a...