NEPZA and Nigeria’s changing economic trajectory

One could recount several economic policies of the federal government that clearly show that it is no longer comfortable with the over reliance on the downstream sector as key economic indicators are pointers to how the development continues to unsettle both the country’s Gross National Product (GNP) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Doubtlessly, Nigeria over…

The rising cost of drugs

A market survey has shown that the prices of essential and prescription drugs, as well as other pharmaceutical products, have increased between December 2019 and June 2020. This rise in price has made many essential and prescription medications unaffordable, and therefore inaccessible, by quite a large number of Nigerians, who live on the edge of…

Leadership and conflict resolution

According to Cloke and Goldsmith every society, organisation, group and family creates a culture of conflict, a complex set of words, ideas, values, behaviours, attitudes, customs and rules that powerfully influence how its members think about and respond to conflict. Cultures of conflict are shaped in and by our experiences. They set parameters for what…

Gov Buni: Lifeline for re-engineered APC

In governance, trust is the coin of the realm. Also, crisis is an inevitable part of every human organisation, no least a political parties and interest groups where conflicts are a permanent phenomenon that will never end because of friction of plural interests. What is importance is the mechanism put in place to manage the…

Sadiq Umar: From social media to Senate

 The 2019 general election witnessed the influx of several young people into the political space, especially at the presidential level. We all remember the likes of Omoyele Sowore, Mathias Baba Tsado, Fela Durotoye and a host of others, who made social media the center piece of their presidential campaign. However, while the above mentioned individuals…

Nigeria: Looking to a planned future under PMB

Will the world and its economy return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic? The answer to this question will probably be in the negative. Already, the term, “the new normal”, which has gained global currency, suggests that the world, as we knew it before COVID-19, would never be the same again. Apart from thousands of…

Covid-19, digital economy and Nigeria’s challenges

Coronavirus has hit a great number of countries. It proved to be even worse than the crucial economic, strategic, and political battles happening around the world. The coronavirus outbreak has and still is impacting all industries, including the information and communications technology industries. With COVID-19, we are already seeing early signs of a shift in…

The role of technology in preventing societal dystopia

The year 2020 has had the world literally on its heels; from a global pandemic that wrecked economic turmoil, a rise in social injustices and worldwide outcry for accountability from governments, corporations and individuals. While some schools of thought admonish calm and a deference to established order, some others clamour for an overhaul of systems…

Shelter as a tool for societal development  

The importance of shelter cannot be over-emphasized. A shelter can be defined as a structure that provides cover or protection from danger, wind, rain or sun; the weather conditions experienced by man. The last time a global survey was attempted on Shelter by the United Nations in 2005, an estimated 100 million people were homeless worldwide and…

Unbundling Voodoo Politics

The inspiration of this piece came from my article published by Daily Trust newspaper on 23rd August, 2013, about eight years ago. This piece shares the same title but differs in details as well as analysis. I first hearkened the phrase “Voodoo Politics” from Professor Wole Soyinka in 1993, when he loathed the entire system…