Tag: development

June 12, 2013

Epetedo Declaration: “Today, I join you in saying, ‘Enough is Enough!'” – MKO Abiola [Read Full Text]

by Moshood Kashimawo Abiola No one can give you power. It is yours. Take it! From this day, show to ...

June 12, 2013

Bola Ahmed Tinubu: June 12 is our beacon in the dark

by Bola Ahmed Tinubu In the end, there is no end. That is the essential lesson of June 12. A ...

June 11, 2013

Mondiu Jaiyesimi: Nigeria’s non-oil sector development – A race against time (Y! Policy Hub)

by Mondiu Jaiyesimi  The Nigerian government is highly reliant on earnings from crude oil exports for domestic spending and reduction ...

June 10, 2013

Chukwuma Soludo: Learning the wrong lessons of development

by Chukwuma Charles Soludo An important lesson of development is that countries which made it had bold, innovative thinkers as ...

June 10, 2013

Sam Nda-Isaiah: Jonathan should start working and stop clapping for himself

by Sam Nda-Isaiah Nigerians cannot clap for the president because, as the late Chief MKO Abiola would have put it, “you ...

June 6, 2013

Olusegun Adeniyi: Akwa Ibom and its much touted ‘uncommon transformation’

by Olusegun Adeniyi  But whenever I finally do visit and can spend some days, I will not only look at ...

June 5, 2013

Ife Adebayo: Food is what Nigerians really need (Y! Politico)

by Ife Adebayo What we need is not a waste of tax payers’ money by buying mobile phones for farmers ...

May 23, 2013

“Please go and sleep at home” – The Oby Ezekwesili interview you have to read

by Akan Ido Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, Nigeria’s former Minister of Solid Minerals, and former World Bank Vice President spoke with ...

May 8, 2013

Opinion: When will we put everything on hold until we get the change we want?

by Olabode Emmanuel Olawumi Probably, we just need to watch our backs by examining what we do as individuals. What ...

May 5, 2013

Fisayomi Eko-Davies: The long wait for the Nigerian messiah (Y! Superblogger)

 Basic things of life are strange to us and our mothers worship the grounds our enslavers walk upon. I hope ...

April 8, 2013

Opinion: Ending the poverty of aspiration in Nigeria

by Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi A society that cannot awaken the creative imagination of succeeding generations and create enabling environments for ...

March 13, 2013

Japheth Omojuwa: #OccupyNigeria – Fueling the Nigerian awakening for active citizenship (Y! FrontPage)

We cannot continue to throw our empty bowls before the West and expect that we will attain prosperity on their ...

March 9, 2013

Opinion: How witches underdeveloped Nigeria

by Emeka Nobis Ours is a nation of blamers. And the bulk of the blame falls on the witches and ...

March 9, 2013

Temie Giwa: How to make a baby homeless (Y! FrontPage)

Are we fine with paying for high-rise apartments or gleaming new malls with the homelessness of a baby? Is this ...

February 26, 2013

Okechukwu Ofili: 7 mistakes our generation must avoid if we will change Nigeria

by Okechukwu Ofili   …prayer is not the key, it is actually an excuse that conditions us to wait around ...

February 20, 2013

Paul Eze: Developing homegrown solutions to Africa’s challenges

by Paul Eze Startups can work on ideas for tools and apps that check and report on important body health ...

February 19, 2013

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Nigeria needs a third way (Y! FrontPage)

In the same way, lumping together our brightest and best with the clueless “forty thieves” that dominate our corridors of ...

February 13, 2013

Japheth Omojuwa: The seamy side of Nigeria (Y! FrontPage)

Nigeria is critical to the rest of the continent and if Nigeria does not get it right, Africa will really ...

January 11, 2013

Next question: Is there really something called a ‘Youth Agenda’? (#NewLeadership Series by Chude Jideonwo)

by Chude Jideonwo How did it turn out, for instance, that Lamidi Adedibu was making leadership and governance decisions for ...

January 9, 2013

Chidi Nwaonu: Sometimes a thing is just a thing (30 Days, 30 Voices)

In order for a people to survive in a harsh and aggressive environment it is necessary to accept and adapt, ...

December 25, 2012

Opinion: Nigeria needs to learn from South Korea, now

by Kehinde Olurode Both our people and leaders can indeed learn a lot from the little country of South Korea… ...

December 18, 2012

Opinion: Arise o compatriots… which compatriots?

by Dipo Dosumu “Conscience is an open wound; only truth can heal it.” – Uthman Dan Fodio Where are the ...

December 8, 2012

Tosin Otitoju: Can reduced government spending enhance our economy?

…a lot of the civil service and political class is unproductive A few approaches to answering this good question: Anti-corruption ...

November 24, 2012

Dele Momodu: Time to build a modern Nigeria (Part IV)

I have watched, and listened to, our President. He speaks like someone who really wants to succeed but lacks the ...

November 22, 2012

Opemipo Adebanjo: Why this generation won’t change Nigeria (Y! Superblogger)

Religion is one of the reasons Nigerians continue to pray and do nothing. Even God won’t do for us, what ...

November 20, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: The lean startup (YNaija FrontPage)

Much of the rest of the country is already resigned to the revolving door of illegitimate, corrupt and inept public ...

November 17, 2012

Dele Momodu: Time to build a modern Nigeria

And Nigerians are not even demanding. They’ve been used to seeing leaders do nothing that they’ll be ready to hero-worship ...

November 13, 2012

Ope Adebanjo: The hope deferred (Y! Superblogger)

It cannot be so bad that we throw away the baby with the bath water. Now that the knife has ...

November 4, 2012

Tomi Oladepo: All intellect, no action (30 Days, 30 Voices)

Irrespective of whether Africans are coming home or not, one constant is that Africa is in dire need of development, ...

November 1, 2012

Charles Soludo: Are there Nigerians to develop Nigeria?

by Chukwuma Charles Soludo Our laws emphasize what separates us than what unites us. Citizenship in Nigeria is a mechanical, ...

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