Since the ascension of President Buhari to power, oil prices have taken hits-it currently hovers around $30 per barrel- which have sent mono-economic oil revenue-dependent nations into recessions. Nigeria unfortunately, happens to be one of these nations. The Nation will be borrowing $5 billion dollars per day to fund the 2016 budget deficit. The line … Continue reading Nigeria: The challenge of diversification and industrialisation
I was having a discussion recently with my Lokoja neighbours, where am currently serving as a Corper. It bothered on the concept and function of money. For my neighbours (aides to a legislator) “money answereth all things.” For their ilk, money is the prime purpose of life, “make as much money as you can, when … Continue reading The African philosophy of primitive wealth and power accumulation
The name, Chibuike R. Amaechi, evokes different meanings for different people. For a concise summary, he is the former Governor of Rivers state, and now serving Minister of Transport in the cabinet of President Buhari. A testimonial of his foresight and sagacity was his leading other new PDP governors to decamp (some thought he had … Continue reading The task before Amaechi
Nigeria dashed many doomsday prophecies when she held and decided peaceful general elections in March 2015, which saw a change of guard at the centre, state, and legislative arm of government. The PDP lost the presidential polls to the APC with a 3 million vote’s margin, causing an upset with socio-economic and political effects never … Continue reading President Buhari and Nigeria’s impending security crisis.
In your arms I beheld the universe atop the Milky Way In your laughter The cackle of innumerable babies – The perfect imperfection of mortal frailty. Yesterday the sun was brilliant Through the torn eaves Today it beams uninhibited Like the Sahara at noon Yesterday's sweetness ferments And all I am left with Is a … Continue reading Transience
Hello Universe! My name is Manasseh, and the internet has contributed immensely to making me who I am. This is my attempt at giving back to the source. Am a man of many parts, and I will be spilling my mind on different issues as the occasion arises. Fasten your seat belt for the ride!