Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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    Osinbajo and those who ‘run to London’

Osinbajo and those who ‘run to London’

Let the Presidency say whatever it will, those who think they love President Muhammadu Buhari more than all of us will undermine, perhaps even attempt to encumber Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at every bend.They will deploy the abundant resources allegedly at their disposal in a media centre to weaken the foundation of the progress that the Acting President seems to [...]

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    The power sector puzzle of a willing seller and an unwilling buyer

The power sector puzzle of a willing seller and an unwilling buyer

Titi (Power Generation Companies, GenCos) is an akara seller (Electricity Generated), she was approached by Mama Jubril (NBET- the Government appointed bulk buyer and wholesaler who promises to buy the power and provide payment guarantee to the GenCos) who promised to pay for all her akara.Mama Jubril, further informs Titi that she has willing and capable customers she can [...]

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    Nigeria’s oversubscribed Eurobond bolsters sentiment

Nigeria’s oversubscribed Eurobond bolsters sentiment

The largest economy in Africa received a pleasant surprise in February following its successful Eurobond issue which displayed a high level of confidence by the international investment community in Nigeria’s structural transformation.Although there were some concerns over the Fitch downgrade obstructing the $1 billion eurobond issue, the offer defied expectations and was nearly eight times oversubscribed with investors placing [...]

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    Don’t be annoyed o, but please, who spoilt Nigeria?

Don’t be annoyed o, but please, who spoilt Nigeria?

There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you.We don’t appear to know who ‘spoilt’ Nigeria.‘Spoilt’ of course is the colloquial shorthand for all that ails our nation – corruption, poor leadership, stillbirth policy, diving quality of life, and gaping income inequality.We complain about these things everyday. We [...]

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    Ambode on tourism notice

Ambode on tourism notice

In a recent commentary on National Arts Theatre, Iganmu where Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode has shown more than a passing interest, I had alerted the governor to also revisit the national stadium, Nigeria’s iconic sport tourism complex and bring it again back to life. I am not surprised that the upbeat Lagos governor took to that advice and over the [...]

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    Nollywood’s ‘historic’ Academy Awards win – A valid dream

Nollywood’s ‘historic’ Academy Awards win – A valid dream

It didn’t shock me last year when the Academy Awards became the target of a boycott based on critics’ perception that its all-white nominee list – for the second straight year – reflected its bias.With notable changes in the nominee list this year, the 89th annual Academy Awards will hold this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland [...]

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    I want to go to London… to see Buhari

I want to go to London… to see Buhari

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to avoid what is curiously becoming the Katsina problem in Nigerian politics.  Katsina! But we have now found ourselves [...]

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    Dear President Muhammad Buhari…

Dear President Muhammad Buhari…

Good morning Sir.Following my last letter, I just want to send out this quick note. It is rather urgent . Nigerians are worried about your health status and it has become a show of sorts with politicians proclaiming that you are as fit as a fiddle. There are unanswered questions because your spokesperson could not give a definite date for [...]

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    A new dawn in the southwest?

A new dawn in the southwest?

Last week, governors of the southwest region met at Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital to discuss issues affecting the zone. Interestingly, the gadfly among them, Peter Ayodele Fayose, hosted the meeting where there was only one absentee, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State. Hate him or like him, Fayose’s speech at the meeting touched on core issues affecting the [...]

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    Remember that thing Governor Ajimobi said?

Remember that thing Governor Ajimobi said?

Last month, the Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi shocked the nation.Footage of the governor speaking to students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) who had been grounded at home (for eight months from 13 June, 2016 due to a shutdown announced by the Rector), showed a white-hot rage: “If this how you want to talk to me,” he blasted [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.23391.64333.67
LAGOS440520500
KANO440520510
PH460550520
ABUJA450565525
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