Opinion

The Buhari government did great damage to Nigeria’s economy for the excessive money it created and threw carelessly into the economy. We’re facing the extremely negative impact of that excessive monetary expansion through its devastating contribution to galloping inflation and pernicious pressure on our exchange rate. Unfortunately, we can’t point to much positive that the money the Buhari government borrowed and created was spent upon. The Tinubu government has taken the very wrong step by attempting to take out the excess liquidity by an unprecedented overreliance on monetary policies. Raising CRR from 32.5% to 45% and interest rates by 4%…
Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, William Butler Yeats, aptly put it in his famous The Second Coming. When things fall apart, wrote Yeats, not only can’t the centre hold, even the falcon cannot hear the falconer. I find a corollary in this cause and effects thesis offered by Yeats in the narration of Reverend Richard Henry Stone. Stone was one of the earliest American missionaries to come to Africa during the nineteenth century. He was a representative of the Southern Baptist Convention and spent quality time among the people of Western Nigeria. Stone lived…
Sunday, 03 March 2024 04:18

Power in the Holy Ghost - Taiwo Akinola

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him ~ Acts 10:38. Introduction The Christian believers are called and chosen as Christ’s ambassadors, witnesses and representatives upon the earth today (2 Corinthians 5:20). However, we cannot fit these roles effectively by our own skills, social positions and acquisitions, but only in the demonstration of the power of God. Power is a special, peculiar and distinctive prerogative of God and God alone. God is God and all power…
A man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho was attacked by armed robbers, stripped of his belongings, and left lying half-dead on the road. Divine providence ensured that first a priest, and then a Levite, passed by. But instead of helping the dying man; both quickly moved to the other side of the road and went away. Finally, a Samaritan came along. Unlike the priest and the Levite, he had compassion on the hapless man, bound up his wounds, took him to the hospital, and paid for his medical expenses. Good Samaritan Jesus’ story of this Good Samaritan is deliberate. It…
The resolutions following the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the recently concluded summit of Heads of State and Government in Abuja, were truly extraordinary. Seven months after threatening to deploy force in Niger, one of the four delinquent states – the others being Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso – and three months after wide-ranging economic sanctions were imposed on all four, the regional body backed down spectacularly last week. If the Afrobeat icon, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, had rendered a welcome tune for the embattled regional leaders as they met…
One of the oft-repeated myths in this country is that when the poor are hungry enough, their final resort will be to eat the rich. But when one considers the Nigerian situation, one wonders just how much more hungry people need to get before they finally combust. Several revolutions in human history have been triggered by people who could no longer manage their hunger pangs. From Russia in the 16th century to South Africa in 2020, hunger has launched the public protests that changed the course of history. Only time will tell if the physiological experience of hunger will drive…
PRESS STATEMENT The game the Nigerian Labour Congress is playing with the Masses regarding strike actions is too dangerous and calamitous for the country. Calling people out, working up their emotions and hyping their game-plan does not portray the Labour and Trade Organizations as serious or reliable or even trustworthy. What's the essence of doing cat calls without proper homework and without exhausting all negotiations with the government? The way the Labour Congress is carrying on, a time will come when nobody will heed their call. And worse still, masses may resort to self help and become wild and out-of-control.…
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 04:41

Ukraine can no longer win - Joe Buccino

As the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion nears, and the latest aid package for Ukraine stalls in Congress, we must be clear-eyed about the future. There is no path for Ukraine to win this war. American support will not change this reality. Two years ago, the Ukrainian Armed Forces defied expectations immediately. Days before Russia’s massive combined arms incursion, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley spoke for the U.S. military when he predicted to Congress that Kyiv would fall within 72 hours. Many military analysts similarly predicted the Russian Armed Forces would quickly rout the overmatched Ukrainians.…
So at plenary in the senate last week, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, rushed naked out of the bathtub. He raised his hand up. In the presidency’s search for scapegoat, Akpabio suddenly became Archimedes. Last week, he came forward to shout “Eureka!” He had found the No 1 Nigerian enemy! Ancient Greek scholar, Archimedes, was the author of a find similar to but of sterner stuff than Akpabio’s. Archimedes had proclaimed "Eureka! Eureka!" immediately he stepped into a bath and discovered that the water level immediately rose. This led him to the discovery that the volume of water he had displaced…
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth ~ 2 Thessalonians 1:3. Introduction: Faith is a quintessential faculty that must be allowed to fully develop in us. It’s the incontestable means by which we can offer remarkable kingdom services, develop an honorable character, and obtain a good report in God’s trustworthy assessment. Faith is a living thing; indeed, a living power from heaven: “faith is…”(Hebrews 11:1). It’s firm trust and sound confidence in God and…
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