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RE-CLAIM AND OCCUPY NIGERIA

Nigeria belongs to all of us. Nobody has any greater stake or right to her than you and I. We must therefore reclaim Nigeria from our tormentors. The present struggle is not just about the removal of subsidy on petroleum. It is also about good governance and also about a fight against the unbelievable level […]

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Jonathan sparks change, but not the kind he hoped

Nigeria’s easygoing president made a rare display of emotion when he addressed a private meeting on an arcane-sounding policy that would become one of the most consequential in his nation’s recent history. “The impression that he gave was that he’d rather die than not do it,” said Clement Nwankwo, the head of the Policy and […]

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Budget 2012 – Broke Country, Expensive Leaders

By Nasir Ahmad elRufai The attempt by President Goodluck Jonathan to withdraw the ‘fuel subsidy’ largely to raise revenues for a wasteful government united Nigerians across ethnic, religious and social strata for over a week. One of the unintended consequences of the administration’s unilateral action was bringing to the front-burner questions about the size of […]

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Africa Nigeria

Nigeria: Little Country, Big Problem

The Saudis own their oil, or at least their royal family does and they use it to run the country. The Iranians own their oil. The Venezuelans own their oil. And the Nigerians own their oil. Not exactly a country you think of when you consider oil-producing nations, but Nigeria has oil and our economy […]

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2012: Nigeria’s Worst Budget Ever, See The Waste!

These are critical times. Nigeria has never been in a situation like this in my life time. Apart from the period of the civil war, this is the most critical time to be a Nigerian. Our resources have been mismanaged and now we are broke! Our people are being killed not just by extremists but […]

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Current Issues » What every Nigerian should know.

#OCCUPYNIGERIA WHAT TO SAY TO THE PRESS: BULLET POINTS • It is a moral question: – The government has spent N9.55 trillion ($63.7billion) since 2010 and nothing is on ground to show for that splurge safe for presidential private jets and fat accounts of public office holders. – This government said it spent N1.3 trillion […]

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RIP MUYIDEEN MUSTAPHA OPOBIYI: MURDERED BY THEIR BULLET

Muyideen Mustapha Opobiyi was the son of Alhaji Mustapha Oke-Odo Opobiyi. He was from Agbaji area in Ilorin, Kwara State. He attended Da’rul Salam Computer Training Institute of Information Technology and only completed his classes the Saturday before he got killed by the police’s bullet. He finished only six months ago from Army Day Secondary […]

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Don’t miss the point, it is about TRUST!

Those giving economic arguments for or against fuel subsidy withdrawal miss the point totally. It is not about economics. It is about TRUST! No Nigerian trusts GEJ’s administration to use any money for the benefit of the people. Funds are for pocketing by govt officials & friends! The spending pattern & priorities of GEJ since […]

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If I were Goodluck

If I were Goodluck I would live my life with honesty and integrity. I would ‘walk the walk’ and ‘talk the talk’, to earn the right to have responsibility for Nigerians. I would know that the only way I would have self-restraint is by being able to differentiate between lying and telling the truth. I […]

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Jonathan disowned, attacked by his ‘Facebook Friends’

President Goodluck Jonathan has come under serious attack with many Nigerians taking to the president’s Facebook page to vent their anger against the removal of fuel subsidy by the government. A checks on the president’s page showed that his New Year message, which was posted on the site, has attracted more 7000 comments, mostly criticising […]

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