Japheth J, Omojuwa: Nigeria and The Battle of Ideas

JJ, Omojuwa

 The battle for the soul of Nigeria is a battle between the status quo and reforms. The status quo has been winning the battle for over half a century, the reformists have a battle in their hands and the odds are very much against them. The realities of the prevailing victory of the status quo […]

Ahmed Williams: Buhari and his Northern Collaborators

Nigeria's President Mohammadu Buhari has promised reforms

 Not few were the resenting reactions resulting from president Buhari’s recent political appointees, a sizeable majority of whom stem from the northern part of the polity, Nigeria. To consider that it took him this long before he was finally able to select his vital assistants gives credence to the scarcity of resources at his disposal. […]

Carroll Nottage: The urgent need for Customs Modernization in Africa


 In developed countries, customs automation is one of the most powerful tools known to have increased customs efficiency and exposed loopholes where corruption dwells. Trade facilitation aims at making trade across borders faster, simpler and cheaper while ensuring its safety and security. In recent times, advanced countries have effectively implemented, maintained and successfully saved billions of […]

Why The Nigerian Economy Fails and the Path To Economic Prosperity – Abiola Kazeem Olalekan

free market

 Nigeria’s historical trajectory is paved with several attempts by the government to engender economic development by regulating the economy. The outcome of this closed, state-regulated economic policy, however, is an economic failure so total that, apart from the oil sector that generates about 98 percent of the foreign exchange, every sector in Nigeria is struggling […]

Is Religious Fundamentalism Taking Hold in Nigeria? – Ajibola Adigun

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

 In a state in northern Nigeria where Mallam  Ibrahim Shekarau, its former governor, publicly burned secular books eight years ago, nine people have been sentenced to death for blasphemy.  Abdul Inyas, Hajia Mairo Ibrahim and seven others were convicted of disrespecting the Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be unto Him) and sentenced to death in a closed […]

JJ, Omojuwa: What Nigeria’s President Buhari Will Discuss With President Obama and the POTUS’s Africa Trip

Buhari Obama

 President Buhari will be hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama today. From all indications, the United States will accord the visiting Nigerian president the most colourful welcome since the same was accorded Nigeria’s Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa exactly 54 years ago this July. The U.S.-Nigeria relationship suffered several setbacks under the last Nigerian administration and […]