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PMB's 3-point Agenda is facing very strong challenges from all sides. The President said his focus was going to be on the Economy, Corruption and Security. On coming to office, he promised to make the economy buoyant (including making the Naira equal to the US dollar). He was going to fight Corruption to a standstill or indeed kill corruption before corruption killed Nigeria and lastly to restore Nigeria's security and make it a safe haven for all. Recently we interrogated the 'doing well' of our economy and concluded that though the economy is recovering from recession, it is not yet doing well as unemployment, underemployment, misery index and poverty rate have worsened. The misery caused by the persisting fuel scarcity (Over 3 months now) is unrelenting, afflicting more of the poor and rural dwellers, affecting agricultural out put negatively. We have advised a single minded commitment to the implementation of the Economic Recovery & Growth Plan (ERGP) and a f


One of the greatest virtues President Muhammadu Buhari( PMB) is associated with is Integrity. This popularly marketed virtue is the back bone of the faith Nigerians have in PMB to fight corruption. This was the primary promise made to the people of Nigeria and this was also the main reason Nigerians voted him into power. Therefore one would expect that the President would ordinarily not do or permit to be done anything that would impugn his integrity. When the story about his former SGF Babachir Lawal broke, following Babachir's indictment by the National Assembly, many Nigerians were shocked that it looked as if he was being shielded from facing the law. PMB quickly set up an- in house committee to investigate the indictment and he was soon absolved. But the National Assembly stuck to their gun, supported by the civil society and subsequently forced PMB to set up another investigative committee now headed by the Vice President. It took nearly six months for the report to be act


The only defence offered by the FGN to OBJ's letter to PMB was to educate him on the great strides of the government on the economy. The Government asserted that OBJ must have been too busy to notice the wonderful works done by PMB on the economy with an implied presumption, that had OBJ been less busy and more observant he would have seen the signs of a bubbling economy instigated by the wonderful policies, programs and projects being faithfully implemented across the length and breadth of Nigeria. In which case OBJ's verdict would have been different and perhaps he would have advised PMB to seek re-election in 2019 and perhaps attempt a third term as he(OBJ) attempted. The unassailable truth is that Nigeria's Economy is on the recovery mode. Nigeria's economy that contracted for 5 quarters between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017 precipitating a recession, the first time in 25 years has begun to expand, hence our exit from recession from the Q2 of 2017. The lowest dip in GD

ACCELERATING BUSINESS GROWTH IN 2018: riding on the wings of a recovering economy

The Accelerating Business Growth Seminar is organised primarily to open the eyes of entrepreneurs, business leaders, industrialists, business development managers, strategic planning managers, marketing and sales executives, accounting managers ad all operators in the economy to the emerging developments in the Nigerian economy and how to take early advantage of them to prosper and resume growth in 2018. The focus of the seminar are: Assessing Nigeria's economic performance in 2017; Understanding Nigeria's economic outlook for 2018; understanding the drivers of Nigeria's economic recovery and growth; Full understanding of the 8.6 trillion federal government budget and what is in for you; Discovering opportunities in the economy and how to exploit them; Taking advantage of special concessions to SMEs and agri-businesses; Understanding business enablers for 2018 - marketing, sales, cost control, management and governance; optimizing financing opportunities fr


The emergence of a third force which former President, Olusegun Obasanjo heralded in his recent famous letter to PMB is ordinarily a good development for Nigeria's polity. For now, OBJ  recommends that it remains a movement, a coalition of Nigerians who dislike both APC and PDP or who do not trust that any can save Nigeria from its present dysfunction and descent to anarchy. Or those that do not see any good candidate emerge from these parties in 2019. Or could it be a movement of people who want political power but can not find any space in APC or PDP? Or is it just a movement to ensure PMB does not try 2019 and that if he insists, then the coalition will ensure he does not succeed? For me the idea is good but for it to succeed the motives must be altruistic, not parochial, not selfish. In most nations of the world with two strong parties, there is always a third significant party where those who lose out in the two parties find shelter. It is also a place where those who