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Olu Fasan

Saraki’s toxic influence on Nigerian politics
by Olu Fasan

A newspaper asked me in 2016 how I thought the...

Weber’s puzzle: Why is Nigeria so religious, yet so poor?
by Olu Fasan

A few months ago, the popular American preacher TD Jakes...

The indefensibility of crony capitalism
by Olu Fasan

Three Saturdays ago, on 14 July, I received a copy...

Lord Palmerston would be turning in his grave at the way Nigerian politicians have bastardised his “no permanent friends or enemies
Beware! Politicians are ganging up again. Just for power
by Olu Fasan

Lord Palmerston would be turning in his grave at the...

Mismatch between power and identities weakens Nigeria
Mismatch between power and identities weakens Nigeria
by Olu Fasan

But it’s extremely dangerous when the state cannot turn power...

Industrialising Nigeria? Ask the Brits: It’s about ideas, people and systems
Industrialising Nigeria? Ask the Brits: It’s about ideas, people and systems
by Olu Fasan

How can a nation industrialise without innovation? Yet Nigeria is...

Nigeria is Janus-faced on trade, but can’t have it both ways
Nigeria is Janus-faced on trade, but can’t have it both ways
by OLU FASAN

It is unconscionable that Nigeria, where nearly 70% of the...

Buhari is right to hallow ‘June 12’, but wrong to politicise it
Buhari is right to hallow ‘June 12’, but wrong to politicise it
by Olu Fasan

But these decisions…are so fundamental, with far-reaching national consequences, that...

Nigeria is a fragile state, international studies prove it
by Olu Fasan

Last year, I took an online course titled “From Poverty...

Buhari insults Nigerians when he praises Abacha
by Olu Fasan

President Buhari is a man who speaks his mind. He...

Okonjo-Iweala’s big reminiscence day in London
by Olu Fasan

Two weeks ago, on 16 May, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s...

Nigeria, soft target for Trump’s bullying on trade
by Olu Fasan

Nothing has caused more tension in relations between Nigeria and...