Lagos in the Year 2050

By the year 2050, Nigeria will have a population of 410 million people, the UN has projected. We will become the third largest country...

The Amina Zakari Storm

In 2010, when Dr. Goodluck Jonathan assumed office following the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, he promised us electoral reform. He launched a...

A Vote for Parliamentary System

In case you missed it, 71 reps have tabled a bill before the house proposing the adoption of a parliamentary system of government in...

To Oil the Wheel of Progress…

I have a story to tell. In the 1970s, three governments set up national oil companies to engage in exploration, production and refining. Nigeria...

The Demons Tormenting Nigeria

Dr. Yemi Kale, the Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria (NBS), recently tweeted that the bureau’s unemployment report was being...

Minimum Wage, Maximum Palaver

After no fewer than 16 meetings and protracted negotiations with the organised private sector, the authorities in the 36 states and the federal government,...

The Dangers of Negative Narratives

As a professional journalist and a regular columnist, one of the things I fear the most on the job is boxing myself into a...

The Good Thing about Buhari vs Atiku

In October 1987, the late Sheikh Abubakar Mohammad Gumi, a well-respected Islamic cleric, granted an explosive interview to the now-rested Quality magazine. It was...
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool. Photo: Getty Images.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party

Among executives it is fashionable to say that if you think Brexit is bad enough, wait until you see what happens when the markets...

Hurting on the Inside

In my teenage years, there was a song I loved very much: On the Inside, by the Mary Jane Girls, the American R&B group...

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