Category Archives: Politics

Nigeria’s Political Economy & the Implication for Sustainable Development

The 2006 British White paper on good governance opens with a bold assumption, stating that good governance is about good politics, period! That good governance is predetermined by the nature of politics (good or bad). Politics is central to reducing service delivery as it shapes and influences policy making. In other words, politics determines who gets what. Furthermore, underlying politics are elites who fund campaigns; making money the most essential tool in politics. Continue reading

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Obession With Fighting Corruption Is Where Buhari is Getting It Wrong

The Buhari led-administration campaigned and won election purely on the basis of fighting and or setting the precedence on reducing corruption in Nigeria. The challenges with Buhari’s understanding of tackling corruption is the assumption that corruption is a tangible that … Continue reading

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Right policies to boost growth in Africa; beyond 2015

In Africa, economic growth is continuously failing to create jobs and lift a significant number of Africans out of poverty. Subsequently, predictions of economic growth acceleration have so far failed to substantially identify practical factors that could make such growth … Continue reading

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Why President Jonathan Lost the Election to Buhari

The world is still in amazement over ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari’s wide margin victory against President Jonathan. This is a significant event for Nigeria’s democracy- and a huge win for the continent at large. Goodluck Jonathan’s quick congratulatory phone call … Continue reading

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My Comments on: Parking charges could boost Nigeria’s income by $10bn

VENTURES AFRICA – Currently, the Nigerian government is running low on revenue due to the steep decline in oil prices to less than 50 dollars a barrel. This has led many analysts to question how the national and state governments … Continue reading

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Making Growth More Tangible Through Equality

Depending on what you choose to look at, this administration has done the most in Nigeria’s history to stimulate economic growth, however, the things it failed to as a result of ignorance or a lack of preparation to tackle the … Continue reading

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Africa Rising but are Africans rising?

The story of Africa’s rising(Nigeria) continues to mislead many experts on development proclaiming the “end of poverty,” activist Thomas Pogge contends that poverty won’t go away anytime soon, unless the rules that escalates inequality are addressed at their roots. This … Continue reading

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