Japheth Omojuwa: Legitimised corruption fuels inequality

 When George Orwell’s widely acclaimed Animal Farm was published in 1945, Nigeria had existed as a nation for about three decades, still under British rule. Though Orwell’s muse was events prior to the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s Soviet Union, nothing in print till date describes the socioeconomic realities of today’s Nigeria more perfectly than this […]

#TogoDebout: 4 people killed, 60 detained as government unleashes security forces on protesters in Togo

 At least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Togo’s two largest cities after soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest. Opposition parties had refused to cancel plans for demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday, despite a government ban on weekday protests on security […]

INTELS versus NPA: The Issues At A Glance – by Ashton Dagana

 It has become expedient to deconstruct some and outright falsehood being peddled in the media about the decision of the Federal Government to terminate a pilotage agreement between the Nigerian Ports Authority and Integrated Logistics Services Limited (Intels). When a lie goes unchallenged for too long, the mischievous man will brand it as the truth. […]

#TogoDebout: Protests resume in Togo as opposition parties defy government ban

 Opposition parties in Togo have called for two days of anti-government protests in the country, starting Wednesday, October 18 to Thursday the 19th. Today’s protest means that the opposition coalition is defying a government order banning protests during the weekdays. The government last week said protests will be allowed only on weekends. Opposition parties are […]

Emmanuel Ado: Kaduna Internal Revenue Drive And Benefits Of Reforms

 In the next few weeks, the annual ritual of budget presentations by the federal government and sub-national governments would commence and Kaduna State from every indication will be the first to present its budget. Kaduna State has undoubtedly given a good account of itself. The federal government, which has had three disastrous budgets, would hopefully […]

Foreign Debt, Democracy and Checks and Balances by Nonso Obikili

 Democracies have been on the wrong end of the publicity stick in recent decades. The rapid economic expansion in relatively autocratic countries like China, Singapore, and South Korea in the 1970s has implanted the idea that democracies might not be best suited for rapid economic growth. Of course, most conveniently ignore the autocracies like Zimbabwe, […]