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Adekunle’s place in history

Adekunle’s place in history

Michael John When the news broke that Benjamin Adekunle had “faded away” (remember that old soldier never die they just fade away), I sought the views of old soldier Jumbo…

A war without heroes

By Michael John According to Tom Joad, an American war chronicler, “Every War has its heroes, those who take risks to protect the values we cherish.” So…how come after years…

Dr Ameyo Adadevoh: A tribute

Dr Ameyo Adadevoh: A tribute

By Michael John Dr Ameyo Adadevoh, consultant physician and endocrinologist, rest in peace. You were right as you treated patient Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian American whose terrorism of Nigeria is…

The death of handshake!

By Michael John With total submission to God and profound regret; with gratitude to God for a life well spent we announce the untimely transition to glory of Handshake. May…

Impeachment: Much ado about chicken faming

By Michael John It has been said that the queen can do no wrong – she has no executive power and the office is merely ceremonial. In the same vein,…

Time called on Maigari

By Michael John In case you missed the news, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has been impeached as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation. That does not seem to favour the…

Using dollar to defraud nations (3)

Using dollar to defraud nations (3)

Forcing him out of the Garden of Eden ended his free lunch, man has always tried to live and consume off the labor of others. Since plundering is the only…

Using dollar to defraud nations (2)

Using dollar to defraud nations (2)

On the insistence of Rockefeller, President Ronald Reagan in August 1987 made Alan Greenspan the new Federal Reserve Chairman. With no time wasted on October 20, 1987 he manipulated the…

Using dollar to defraud nations (1)

Using dollar to defraud nations (1)

America’s claims to winning the World War II, came with insistence at the Bretton Woods meeting that dollar be assigned a de facto reserve currency power in 1945.  Other countries,…

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (2)

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (2)

In the first part, we saw how General Olusegun Obasanjo became the best friend of the US, someone Washington could count on in ensuring that US strategic oil interest in…

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (1)

Why Washington opposes Jonathan’s re-election? (1)

Surprisingly, Nigeria and Iran helped the US overcome Arab oil embargo on the US and Europe for their support of Isreal in the October 1973 Yom Kippur War between Arabs…

Emefiele’s limited options (2)

Emefiele’s limited options (2)

With his recent agenda for the CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele seems to be someone on his way to defying the neoliberal system that has controlled our monetary and fiscal policies.…

Emefiele’s limited options

Emefiele’s limited options

Until John Maynard Keynes came up with an opposing theory, monetary policymakers behaved rationally the same way individuals and firms behaved in an economy. The Keynesian theory changed the behavior…

Jonathan has the right to second term

Jonathan has the right to second term

Since independence, Nigeria has been a great nation without great leaders leading the way. And in such absence of foresighted and patriotic leaders, the return of democracy in 1999 hasn’t…

The CIA and Boko Haram insurgency

The CIA and Boko Haram insurgency

Unlike the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America where the US installed military bases in pretext of fighting terrorism and insurgencies, Africa, led by Nigeria, has continued to refuse…

From AMCON to NBRC

From AMCON to NBRC

The shocking and crushing effects of the 2008 global financial crisis that started at the Wall Street, which spread like a wildfire, were so deeply felt around the world’s financial…

The post Okonjo-Iweala neoliberal agenda (2)

In the first part of this piece, we discussed how Keynesian economic development approach has been the secret of western economic growth and job creation. We also discussed how emerging…

The post Okonjo-Iweala neoliberal agenda (1)

The post Okonjo-Iweala neoliberal agenda (1)

It is Keynesian economic principles that have been the secret behind developed countries’ unending economic growth and job creation. Always increasing system liquidity either by borrowing or by printing money,…

Why Emefiele must devalue the naira

Why Emefiele must devalue the naira

During his screening, Mr. Godwin Emefiele told Senators that the Central Bank of Nigeria under his watch should never devalue the naira. His reasons were obviously stated. One of his reasons…

Ikimi’s birthday: Matters arising

Ikimi’s birthday: Matters arising

By Michael John Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd), may not have given us democracy, but that does not mean that he cannot make political commentary or, for…

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