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Nigeria’s Economy is Bouncing Back. How Did It Happen?

Fueling the economy. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari and his administration have spent much of the last two and half years since he came to office championing the idea that for Africa’s largest economy to have any hope of making meaningful progress it needs to diversify away from its reliance on oil. But that day has not come. In fact, president Buhari will be ...

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President Buhari is Back Home but His First Speech Has Failed to Inspire Nigerians

Mr President is back from London!

The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is back home after spending three months (104 days) on medical vacation in London. This is the second time President Buhari would be away on an extended medical leave in 2017. Back in February, he was away for 50 days. The president returned to a wild jubilation, with his motorcade from the airport to the ...

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One of Every $5 in Nigeria’s 2017 Budget Will Be Funded By Recovered Loot

The dividends of Buhari's anti-corruption war

Funds looted from Nigeria’s treasury have gone full cycle. Days after Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s acting president, signed a $23 billion budget, a presidential aide says the record deficit budget will be partly funded with loot recovered from the administration’s anti-corruption fight. Okoi Obono-Obla, a presidential aide on prosecution, told journalists that, subject to approval by the national assembly, “about 20%” ...

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#Biafra at 50: Effects Of Another War Will Be Unbearable

When I visited the National War Museum in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, last year, my intention was to learn more about the civil war in Biafra over 40 years ago; however, I ended up being depressed. I was not just depressed because the museum did not meet the international standards, or because many Nigerians — especially the youths — ...

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Like Ethiopia, Nigeria Can Also Be Transformed Within 10 Years. But How?

Within a decade, the story of Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, changed from that of hopelessness to uncommon transformation and development. Standing as the only African country to defeat a European colonial power and retain its sovereignty, Ethiopia has a mixed story of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Between 1970s and 2003, Ethiopia passed through various forms of ...

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More Nigerians Have Been Killed Under Buhari’s Govt than since Independence – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has said that Nigeria has experienced more killings under the president Muhammadu Buhari -led government than what the country had experienced since independence, Daily Post reports Fayose made the allegation while reacting to the continuous killings in Southern Kaduna. Speaking on Sunday, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors Forum wondered why ...

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Gambian President Disagrees With Buhari, Insists On Not Stepping Down

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia is insisting that he will not step down. Jammeh, who recently met with west African leaders led by Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, said the meeting was just a formality, The Cable reports “I am not a coward. My right cannot be intimidated and violated. This is my position. Nobody can ...

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Nigeria’s President Will Punish Staff for Plagiarizing an Obama Speech from 2008

Since coming into office last year, very little has gone according to script for Nigeria’s president Buhari. The economy officially slipped into its first recession in decades at the start of the month and a currency crisis has shown no signs of abating, hitting various industries, especially aviation. This month, in a bid to stem the tide of turning public ...

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