If you do not understand why the youth are risking their lives to protest

Before you call Nigerian youth lazy, weak criminals. Ask yourself were any of these innocent people deserving of this fate?  IFEOMA ABUGU, 20, a young lady who had just graduated and was in NYSC, was arrested in place of her fiancee at his residence in Lokogoma, Abuja. Ifeoma was sexually assaulted and later died in SARS custody a day after she was arrested. Justice has not prevailed. GODGIFT FERGUSON EKERETE ,24 , TONY ORUAMA ,21, HARRY ATARIA, 26, were arrested during a raid and then killed in detention that same…

Blueprint of Economic Development, Nigeria – Idiot Guide

By Njoku SaintJerry A. …ordinary people do not understand the jargons of GDP, ERGP, SEC or any of those grammatical development analyses – He wants answers to his numerous questions of neglect and lack and why the government cannot provide answers to these simple requirement I may not be a professional in any science of nation building, neither an economist, a lawmaker, nor professor of any knowledge or discipline that bothers on the science of nation building or the art of socio-economic development, I may not be a politician either…

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Use of Face Shields preferred by the General Public

Following evolving evidence on the transmission of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided recommendations for the wearing of face masks by the general public. This is especially important where there is ongoing widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as in public transport, markets, and confined or crowded environments. In Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 mandated the use of face masks or coverings in public spaces, on the 27th of April 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) published advisories on the use of face…

The ‘Honorable’ from Abuja

…Of all the businesses engaged by the ‘honorable’ the most potent is the business of ‘self deceit and duplicity’ – You are either deceiving yourself and wasting your precious time following these shady characters, soliciting for their assistance or you are being goaded by greed and ignorance. By Njoku SaintJerry A The small city of Abuja, home to Nigeria’s capital is littered with sets of men and women addressed as “Honorable.”The acronym is a popular nomenclature attributed to elected officials at both the Upper and Lower Chamber of the National…

Suspend the ‘honour awards’ party

…I hold the opinion that Nigeria political office holders do not deserve any award for the services they were elected or appointed to do. – If they serve their community well, let the award and honorary recognition be limited within their jurisdiction of office By Njoku SaintJerry A.  I was at a honor awards party and virtually all awardees were either a governor, senators, government agents both present and pasts, then good enough not even any of them was in attendance, either the ‘honor plaque’ was received on their behalf…

Are agriculture and economic development still antithetical?

Reflections for a post-COVID recovery plan Despite decades of rhetoric on the merits of diversification, oil still represents more than 90 percent of the total value of Nigerian exports, Marco Castradori If evidence were still required, the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent nosedive of oil prices has once more reminded us of the shortcomings of Nigeria’s oil dependence. Despite decades of rhetoric on the merits of diversification, oil still represents more than 90 percent of the total value of Nigerian exports, and more than half of all government revenue, thus…

Post Covid-19: THE HARD TRUTH

The Strongest Economy Survive at all Odds By By Ebiowei Lawal “When I read the news that crude oil price in the international market has dropped to about $11 or $12 per barrel, I was reminded about an interview I watched on the NTA Network Service. That night, the person featured on the interview program was an American born Economist (I have forgotten his name). He visited Nigeria to validate the speculation that Nigeria was actually the Giant of Africa. In course of the interview, the interviewer asked “you have…

Nigeria will remain insecure, unstable, stagnant if not restructured

to save Nigeria from imminent collapse, President Muhammadu Buhari should urgently begin the process of restructuring the country Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, renewed the call for the restructuring of the country, insisting that Nigeria “will remain insecure, unstable, non-progressive and stagnated at best or disintegrated at the worst” if not restructured. Obasanjo, who spoke at the Abeokuta Club Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, declared that the state of security in Nigeria has made restructuring imperative. The former president, who delivered a lecture on the…

SATANIC INVASION OF THE END-TIME CHURCH

BELIEVERS NEED TO PRAY MORE….. WARNING: Please do not read if you do not have a strong faith, a strong heart From Tony Onwutalu My name is Chidubem Okwu.., I am a pastor, but I have disappointed God and I really don’t know where to begin to tell my story. I must tell you the truth. I can’t really say if I have a call or not. I was a Sunday school teacher in my church for 9 years at Kaduna. In 1999 I was led to start a church,…