Opinion: The Affliction of Dele Sobowale

By Ebun Asagbe I am no medical practitioner, but surely there must be an appropriate term for the malady that ails Dele Sobowale. How did I arrive at this conclusion? Well, anyone who has read his recent articles on the ASUU strike would think the same way. I resorted to my old friend, Google, to […]

Opinion: Okonjo-Iweala: How to Be a Friend of the Poor

By Bade ADEBOLU The things that really matter in life are surprisingly the seemingly simple things. Small things like patting someone on the back in the event of some achievement or simply saying “Thank you” after a meal to the person who offers one such delicacy, really go a long way. In some cases, one […]

Opinion: Who Is Still Blaming Okonjo-Iweala for the Present Economic Crunch?

By Bade Adebolu In my earlier article, Economic Crunch: What Should Okonjo-Iweala Have Done? I submit that we are not being fair to Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past minister of finance, over the way some people in the media vociferously criticised her for “mismanaging the economy.” I recall making this conclusion because we […]

Economic Crunch: What Okonjo-Iweala Would Have Done?

Nigeria is struggling in the face of a 40 percent slump in crude prices since the second half of last year, which has forced authorities to scale back budgeted spending and devalue the naira as foreign-currency reserves fell. It is no longer news that the government relies on oil for about 70 percent of its […]

Okonjo-Iweala: The Global Anti-Corruption Super Star

A year after leaving public service as Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala remains the most sought after personality that served under the immediate past administration led by former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Since she left office, a week doesn’t go by without her name being splattered on […]

Judgement Scam: Why Okonjo-Iweala Should Not Be Blamed

Recently, a coalition of anti-corruption civil society bodies petitioned the EFCC that the erstwhile Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Muhaamed Bello Adoke to account for the sum of $3.2 billion allegedly belonging to the 774 local governments on whose behalf one Mr. Joe Agi SAN obtained the judgment. According to media report, “…none of the […]

Opinion: Who is Afraid of Okonjo-Iweala?

By Temisan Jackson In recent times, the news space has been awash with news and opinion articles about the immediate past finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Most of the features have stemmed from people with questionable character and, unfortunately, the local media have been complicit in aiding their spread. As if her continuous strides in […]

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