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Can Siemens save Nigeria’s chaotic power sector?

23 July 2019 The Nigerian government has agreed to a deal with the German energy company in an attempt to fix the country’s unreliable electricity grid. It is rather curious that a presumed democratic government would sign a deal with a foreign company without any transparency in terms of the costs to the public purse. This report from German public …

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Letter-writer Obasanjo didn’t like the same treatment from Chinua Achebe

16 July 2019 Hypocritical former president Olusegun Obasanjo wrote yesterday to President Muhammadu Buhari complaining about all manner of ills plaguing Nigeria from insecurity to unemployment to incompetence. He wrote a similar letter in January last year. Obasanjo would like Nigerians to ignore the role he played in Buhari winning the (s)election in 2015. That role included presenting Buhari as …

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Wole Soyinka on BBC Hardtalk: Buhari has failed on Fulani herdsmen

23 April 2019 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka appeared on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme yesterday being quizzed by Zeinab Badawi.  Soyinka slammed Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. The author of the classic “The Man Died”, with its killer quote: “The man dies in all …

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