Friday, May 27, 2022

Midnight in Nigeria

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By ANIEBO NWAMU First, let me apologise to my readers for the irregularity of this column. Like almost everyone else living in a failed state, I’ve been overwhelmed by tragedies of different kinds. At a time I chose to share...
By JOSEPH B WINFUL Singapore’s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the father of the country’s economic miracle of the last 50 years, was a frequent visitor to Africa in the 1960s. On one such trip in 1964, he...
In the recent past, I’ve joined the chorus lamenting the state of the nation’s economy and calling for reforms. Now, the task of rescuing the economy has become an emergency! All indicators point to a failed economy (and subsequently a failed nation)...
My friends that have been tagged “wailers” – because they didn’t vote for “change” in 2015 – remind me in the social media that their membership register is full. I hereby ask for permission to explain myself first, before...

44 Checkpoints

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By ANIEBO NWAMU You could drive round Nigeria with fresh human heads tucked in your vehicle’s booth and still escape detection at the several checkpoints manned by police, soldiers, road marshals, customs men and even local vigilante. Just keep assorted...
For one or two years now, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee has retained the monetary policy rate (MPR) at 14%. The MPR is just a peg, the lowest interest rate a bank in Nigeria may charge...
By ABBA MAHMOOD – On May 29, 2015, while holding the Qur’an, General Muhammadu Buhari swore the oath of allegiance and oath of office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He swore before the whole world...
Until now, I didn’t believe any representative of the Nigerian government would raise their voice during a conversation with parents of the missing Chibok schoolgirls. Government exists to protect life and property, and, where it fails as in the...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- The death of Mallam Adamu Ciroma on Thursday, July 5, 2018, has robbed Nigeria of one of her finest and most illustrious sons. Mallam Ciroma was integrity personified. Born into the Fika Royal Family in 1934,...
Nigeria is unlucky to be led by Muhammadu Buhari at this time, and Buhari is unlucky to have come to office at this time. Had he won in 2003 or 2007, perhaps his government’s policies could have arrested the...