Budget padding 

Below is the section of the Nigerian constitution which deals with finances of the country.  NASS holds the purse strings of the national treasure. The Executive has the responsibility to deliver to the Nigerian people, budgets approved by NASS. The federal and states executives make financial and fiscal proposals called the budget to NASS and …

The many Africas

The Many Africas In his memoir, The Lion Awakes, Ashish Thakkar describes how, as a young entrepreneur selling computer parts across Africa in the 1990s, he noticed that flights within the conti­nent seemed to take longer than the distances on a map would suggest. “Were the planes slower?” he wondered. In fact, he learned, the …

David Cameron 

Enoch Powell once said every political career ends in failure. The Politician who most exemplifies this quote in current times is Prime Minister David Cameron. The carcass of his political life is littered with stench of failure which is usually slow burning.  On his watch and ill leadership, Libya was set on fire whose flame is …

Lost Year in Nigeria Under Buhari Leaves Economy on Knees

Muhammadu Buhari took office as Nigeria’s president a year ago on a wave of optimism that the ex-military ruler could revive a nation battered by falling oil prices and decades of corruption. Now, Africa’s biggest economy is on its knees and Buhari has been forced to throw in the towel on a central pillar of his …