The Big Question: Can Nigeria Be Saved?

This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve today’s most pressing policy challenges. It has been condensed and edited. James Gibney: About two weeks ago, more…

Nigeria and the challenge of Christmas

The year 2020 has been a very challenging year for the world and for our country in many respects: the Covid 19 Pandemic, which has sent hundreds of our countrymen and women to their early graves and …

Restructure now to save Nigeria!

THE groundswell of agitation for true federalism and restructuring should now warrant more than a passing interest of the Buhari administration. As usual, his apple-polishers are showing zero common s…

Lovers and haters of Nigeria

One character of the Nigerian political leadership that has become entrenched and which has not been in the overall interest of the country since independence in 1960 is the penchant of the leaders to…

Federalism and its quaint Nigerian version

It was Professor Dotun Phillips, a development economist then of the University of Ibadan, who in the 1970s theorised a seminal differentiation between growth and development. His analogy of a grown c…

Our very own dear country, Nigeria!

I personally do not know what people enjoy about Nigeria or of being part of it. I, however, know many things that people from all over the country do not like and/or are not happy with, about her. So…

Buruji Kashamu (1958 -2020) By Reuben Abati

Buruji Kashamu, Nigerian politician, entrepreneur, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a controversial public figure, has gone the way of all mortals — one of the high-profile…

‘I can’t breathe’

Sir: I can’t breathe…why is society so toxic? Why is being a certain colour a death sentence? Is it a crime to be black? Why should people step out of their homes knowing that their lives are being je…