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Many states are banning the use of motorcycles popularly known as ‘Okada’ as a means of transport with Lagos state being the latest state to join the league of Okada banning states. Now the question is do these states provide an affordable and accessible means of public transportation before they ban motorcyclists as a means of public transport?Add a comment
It Was the Igbo That Introduced Tribalism to Nigerian Politics- F
''Igbo domination of Nigeria is only a matter of time''- Charles Onyeama, a prominent igbo lawyer and member of the Central Legislative Council, 1945. (Pg. 204 ''Ethnic Politics In Kenya and Nigeria'' by Godfrey Mwakikagile).
''It would appear that the God of Africa has created the Igbo nation to lead the children of Africa from the bondage of ages ....'' - Dr Azikiwe, President of the Pan-Igbo Federal Union. (The West African Pilot of July 8, 1949). Add a comment
A NaijaPundit Editorial.
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The militancy in the Niger Delta almost crippled Nigeria's oil production reducing the industry to a measly 500,000 Barrels Per Day before the amnesty programme birthed by former President, Umaru Yar'adua of blessed memory.
Today, Nigeria's oil production has peaked at 2.6 Million Barrels Per day meaning additional revenues of between $10-15 billion annually. This has only been possible because of the Amnesty programme. Another attendant benefit is that the peace in the Delta has enabled the government develop gas infrastructure badly needed by the Nation's electricity industry which has witnessed a dramatic increase in power generation. Nigeria has turned on new gas powered power plants to supply the National Grid and many parts of Nigeria are witnessing improved power.
Destruction of Northern Nigeria
So here we are. I was discussing with a friend recently. She said something that bothered me and, I hope, should bother you too. She went to a Lagos market to buy foodstuff. She, being an economist, started comparing year-on-year price differences. The trend has been upward. She asked the seller why this is so. The market woman had her own explanation: the unrest in Northern Nigeria has been taking its toll on food prices. “No be today the thing start,” the woman told her. As my friend told me the story, an alarm went off in my head: with the unrelenting bombings and shootings, we may be heading for a food supply crisis as insecurity drives farmers out of business. Add a comment
Will A Stronger ACN Agree to Be Buhari's Wife?
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It is no longer news that some opposition parties are working assiduously to see how they can dislodge PDP from power. Recently Tinubu boasted that the unified opposition will finish PDP in 2015. Meetings between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) are taking place in Nigeria, Dubai and Ghana but the million dollar question is will the alliance work seeing as Buhari whose party, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) is the politically weaker of the two wants to play the dominant role and call the shots ?