Author Archive: Y! Associate Editor (Op-ed)

Opinion: Rebasing the GDP and its placebo effect

Opinion: Rebasing the GDP and its placebo effect

by Tunji Andrews The irony is that, a bigger GDP also implies an upward revision in per-capita income, but with the change only appearing on paper but with no shift in the actual income/earning...

 

Opinion: Too many kinsmen, not enough Nigerians

Opinion: Too many kinsmen, not enough Nigerians

by Tunji Andrews The only times we ever seem to stand as a people called Nigeria, are times when the national (male) football teams win major competitions. The truth is that we are a largely diverse...

 

Opinion: The missing link in Jonathan’s administration

Opinion: The missing link in Jonathan’s administration

by Azuka Onwuka  There are some facts that Jonathan’s haters try very hard to subdue, and they succeed to a large extent. Jonathan has achieved some good results in some sectors of the economy,...

 

Opinion: Keep calm and leave Nigeria – Why I left for Ghana

by Victor Asemota   Of all the reasons I mentioned above, the most important is “Time”. It is the most finite resource we have and it is best to make judicious use of it. Time unfortunately...

 

Tunji Andrews: Ethical corruption – Calling a spade a spade

Tunji Andrews: Ethical corruption – Calling a spade a spade

by Tunji Andrews EFCC Chairman  You get to ask yourself, how Nigeria then grows at an average of 7% GDP year on year, in a nation with no power, no jobs, no security, no credit, no roads, no social...

 

Opinion: Rotimi Amaechi’s timidity theory

Opinion: Rotimi Amaechi’s timidity theory

by Uche Igwe Truth be told, watching Amaechi’s style, one will say that far from a derogatory intention, his true purpose in making that declaration is to challenge the long dead fighting spirit...

 

Olusegun Adeniyi: Are market forces suspended when it comes to the Nigerian Stock Exchange?

Olusegun Adeniyi: Are market forces suspended when it comes to the Nigerian Stock Exchange?

by Olusegun Adeniyi While I am not a fan of the embattled SEC DG, Ms Arunma Oteh, who evidently needs some lessons in humility and human relations, it is also apparent that she is honest in her...

 

Stripped, a short story by Olubunmi Familoni

Stripped, a short story by Olubunmi Familoni

by Olubunmi Familoni The stripping procedure was always the same—Sniffs would do the top half of the corpse, while I covered the bottom, the trouser pockets. I didn’t like this; it meant my...

 

Opinion: Now that we know that oil revenues can’t even pay gov’t salaries…

Opinion: Now that we know that oil revenues can’t even pay gov’t salaries…

by Oluseun Onigbinde In a nation where we think oil is the driver of growth, we apparently took nothing from the oil revenue to build any new infrastructure. In the chart above, our domestic borrowing...

 

Opinion: Margaret Thatcher, Sanusi Lamido, and the feminists

Opinion: Margaret Thatcher, Sanusi Lamido, and the feminists

by Ayisha Osori 1988In Washington with then US president Reagan during an official trip to the States. Politics was and still remains a very male-dominated world where being female is considered...