Opinion: Has Government A Right To Lie

An immediate observable unintended consequence of the just concluded World Economic Forum for Africa (WEFA) was the unprecedented scale of interest of the global media to Nigeria’s hitherto local affairs. A major area of focus of the international media was the kidnap by armed Islamic insurgents of some two hundred[Read More…]

Opinion: WEFA, Boko Haram And Jonathan

A few days before the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) was to begin in Abuja, the terrorist group, Boko Haram, launched a second deadly bomb attack within two weeks in Nyanya, an outlying district of the nation’s capital. The group also abducted well over two hundred girls from Government[Read More…]

Yakubu Dati: WEFA, Nigerian Aviation Beckons To Global Investors

by Yakubu Dati Following Nigeria’s hosting of the World Economic Forum, Africa, WEFA perhaps, one of the country’s best kept secrets, unveiled to foreign participants was the Nigerian aviation industry. Over the past three years, the country’s aviation industry has undergone a radical transformation that adequately prepared our airports to[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Solving Nigeria’s Economy

Nigeria as it is currently run is not economically viable, and going along the routes a lot of people are suggesting won’t solve the problem. Secession by one or more parts won’t sort anything. Most of the new countries will be just as badly run as Nigeria currently is if not[Read More…]

Babatunde Fashola: My World Economic Forum (WEF) Takeaways #WEFAfrica2014

As we expect life in Abuja to return to normal, hopefully for the better, I feel the urge to share my thoughts about the World Economic Forum (WEF). Although security concerns and discussions were constant mentions at a Forum to discuss Africa’s economy hosted in Africa’s largest market (by population),[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: Aliko Dangote And Workers’ Day

Courtesy of Mallam Abba Kyari, I am currently reading “Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century”, written by Thomas Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics. Recently translated from French into English by Arthur Goldhammer and published by Harvard University Press, Piketty’s much acclaimed work seeks a better understanding of[Read More…]