I have always dreamt of Nigeria being part of a nation that accounts for about 20% of global food production
We are already the world’s sixth largest farms goods producer and have a key advantage when it comes to producing tropical crops
As we speak we are the world’s number one producer of cassava, yam, shea...
Whenever you get a group of four or five Nigerians together, they simply cannot help themselves. They must lament about the plight of the nation, moaning about corruption, inadequate power supply, a lack of infrastructure, armed robbery, kidnapping, ethnic intolerance, nepotism, religious fundamentalism, poor services,...
On August 30 1894, British explorer Frederick Lugard began his expedition of the Niger which led to the eventual creation of the nation state called Nigeria. In just 20 years, Lugard had captured nearly 1m square kilometres, subduing about 20m people from 250 different ethnic groups. He created the biggest and most...
We have a 60% literacy rate today. At independence, I doubt if up to 5% of the population was literate. I am sure that for many middle aged Nigerians today, their parents were the first people to get an education in their families
Nigeria currently has 150 universities. At independence we only had one because the...
Tell all the state governors that as from October 1, we plan to scrap the federal allocation regime. They thus have to get their states self-reliant
Scrap government subsidies on all religious pilgrimages. If you want to go to Saudi Arabia or Israel, you are on your own
Scrap all government payments to traditional...
Yam - 80m tonnes
Onions - 10m tonnes
Coconuts - 10m tonnes
Groundnuts - 5m tonnes
Cocoa - 2m tonnes
Kolanuts - 300,000 tonnes
Cassava - 80,000 tonnes
Millet - 20,000 tonnes
Sorghum - 20,000 tonnes
Whether we like it or not, we have to become a major manufacturer in the agro-allied sector. We need...
I would tell all the state governors that as from October 1, we plan to scrap the federal allocation regime. They thus have nine months to get their states self-reliant
I would scrap government subsidies on all religious pilgrimages. If you want to go to Saudi Arabia or Israel, you are on your own
I would scrap all...
Increasing generated power from the current 7,000MW to about 50,000MW through a variety of sources like wind, solar, thermal, gas, hydro and waste recycling
Initiating a Lagos Underground tube network. Lagos is the largest city in the world without an underground network. With 12m people and no metro, you will always...
We like to blame colonialism for all our woes but after 50 years as an independent nation, that excuse was no longer tenable. On August 31 1957, Malaya gained independence from Britain. Like Nigeria, she was ruthlessly colonised by the British but had to be let go after World War Two.
A gentleman named Tunku...
As from 2022, all African nations must stop exporting wildlife. If anyone wants to see lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, gorillas, baboons, zebras, rhinos, hippos, etc, they should come to Africa. There is absolutely no justification for the zoo. For starters it is a crime against nature to cage wild animals...