Opinion articles

Reflection on Otedola Estate Road Accident

By Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – On June 28, a road accident occurred at Otedola Bridge, near the entrance of Omole Phase II Estate on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway involving a petrol tanker that burst into flame which engulfed and consumed other 54 vehicles in which 10 people have been confirmed dead so far. It was one

Mr. President, Call A Spade A Spade

By Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie Every human life is precious. The life of every Nigerian, irrespective of ethnic, regional or religious affiliation is to be treated with dignity. All around the world, citizens look to their government to protect them. But, here in Nigeria, the blood of the innocent flows like water despite Nigerians’ desire

A million deaths won’t move Mallam Buhari

By Tunde Odesola Without a doubt, the death of a child is the most unendurable filial anguish that could torment a parent. Having lost a couple of sons, David, king of Israel, captured the immeasurable worth of a child in the boundless words of his psalm, singing: “Like arrows are in the hands of a

China’s RBI – before we are Left behind Again

By Olawale Rasheed THE Chinese conceived the grand Road and Belt Initiative, RBI, as a strategic agenda to change developmental politics of the world. Almost five years after, the RBI is yielding results that even worst of critics are now acknowledging. RBI is truly disruptive of existing order; it was a daring subtle attack on

Buhari, Osinbajo, and how not to sympathize with grieving people

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has now established a template for “grieving” with people who are mourning the loss of loved ones to senseless and preventable violence. It consists in disclaiming personal responsibility for the bloodletting; blaming unnamed and unnamable “politicians” for the violence; hierarchizing tragedies and giving the award for the

Why Countries Never Thrive Without Activist Government Investment

By William Berkson History shows that economies have never grown through minimizing government involvement in the economy If there is one national goal that Americans can agree on, it is opportunity for all. However, the political parties have been sharply divided over the role of government in creating economic opportunity. Since President Ronald Reagan, Republicans

Do you know Apple could be the 17th richest country?

By Alex Ekemenah, with agency reports I have often wondered how some of these giant multinational corporations become so rich over the arch of time and space while sovereign countries in Africa and elsewhere are so poor, impoverished and/or backward. What really are their magic wands? Take for instance, Microsoft, the biggest computer corporations in

Three years after, Buhari has failed

ON May 29, 2015, General Muhammadu Buhari, former military head of state, took oath of office as Nigeria’s fifth democratically elected executive president. It was historic. Not only did Buhari win on his fourth attempt, a doggedness that is uncommon in these shores, he dislodged an incumbent and his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party