Before independence in 1960, the Nigerian economy was classified as one of the most promising in Sub-Saharan Africa. This consideration was based on the country's rich natural and human endowments. At independence, agriculture accounted for up to 60...Analysis
If anything, the April 20 Gulf of Mexico oil spillage and the United States' prompt response has opened up the flanks of oil companies drilling oil in Nigeria, and the Nigerian government's as well, to fresh and genuine attacks. It is no surprise then that the federal government has suddenly woken up from its slumber. Only last week,...Analysis
Nigeria was not known to have a culture of and/or practice of independent regulatory regime until the beginning of this century. What used to exist until 1999 was the practice whereby, a federal government agency doubles both as a sectoral service delivery agency and at the same time, as that particular sector's regulatory...Analysis
The world financial crisis has served as a quick and efficient catalyst to the G-20. The first three G-20 summits of chiefs of state, in Washington, London, and Pittsburgh, will be remembered for advancing multilateralism and coordinated global action. But the G-20 remains very much a work in progress - and one that...Analysis
There's something intriguing about violent acts of which militancy is one. They often begin with a genuine, endearing and understandable cause nobody can contest. But they also come with blindness and have the tilt of a stray cat. The actors tend to see their cause primarily in the immediate, its wider consequence...