Category: Columns

Buhari signs anti-monopoly law

On principled transition to next level

Elections are over. The deluge of hate speeches have receded. Tensions have largely abated. The tempestuous wind of socioeconomic uncertainties has subsided. Normalcy...

Climbing the zenith of success Jim Ovia’s way   

Climbing the zenith of success Jim Ovia’s way   

Last week, when I was about to embark on a five-hour trip, I hurriedly looked through my recent collection for a book that will awaken me from mental boredom, rekindle...

Buhari

Reflections on the danger of leading without listening

It is now public knowledge that the Hon. Minister of Transportation, RotimiAmaechi, appears unhappy with the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari. In two...

NPA and the fallacy of port congestion

NPA and the fallacy of port congestion

Nigerian ports, contrary to widely held notion, are not congested. The ports in Lagos are certainly not congested. What we have at hand in Apapa, Lagos is severe road...

maritime-sector

Enhancing Nigeria’s maritime sector

Nigeria’s maritime sector is an overlooked gold mine. It is capable of becoming a key engine of economic development, if enhancive strategies are implemented for...

Tin Can Port

My Maritime Man of the Year 2018

Unionism in Nigeria’s maritime industry, prior to post-port reform regime, was synonymous with thuggery, banditry and hooliganism. Prior to the 2006 port reform...

Ethics for business development

Ethics for business development

  Happy New Year, my esteemed reader. We are in that time of the year when optimism is high, and people make resolutions. Very often, the resolutions are mere...

Nigeria records 2.38% GDP growth in Q4 2018 - NBS

Lead us not into trouble 

On Friday, December 14, 2018, President MuhammaduBuhari had an uncommon meeting with governors of the 36 states of the federation. According to the chairman of the...

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The Nigerian bookstore as a dinosaur

It has been a busy year and my promise this holiday season was to spend as much time as possible with the family. The adorable young man of the house, I suppose like...

Against legislative hooliganism

Against legislative hooliganism

Last week Wednesday, a new chapter of shameless conduct was opened in the parliamentary history of Nigeria. Lawmakers “treated” Nigerians to a tragicomic drama of...

The dangers of fanning the flames of poverty

By Ace Omozuwa When you read Oxfam International Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018, you are likely to start seeing political leaders in Nigeria as...

That nobody may eat from dustbin

That nobody may eat from dustbin

By Ace Omozuwa The prevalence of food poverty in Nigeria is tempting me to assume that the brilliant author of The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, made a mistake...