As Nigerian democracy matures, we have to move towards the politics of issues. That should entail us discussing policy matters like this and requesting that they are proposed this week, not petty talk like the president stumbling

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria will release all political prisoners without charge and drop the pending charges against them. Chief among these will be Nnamdi Kanu. As from henceforth, all of them are free to advance their causes in an open and democratic manner and shall not face state harassment as long as they do not take up arms against the government


10 proposals I would love to hear outlined in President Tinubu’s Democracy Day speech today. We should be using the ocassion to relaunch Nigeria as we seek to build a $1trn economy

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria will from henceforth have an annual budget ratio of $1bn to every 1m citizens. In 2025 for instance, with a population of 200m, our national budget shall not be less than $200bn

[2] Every one of Nigeria’s 36 states shall generate at least twice the amount of its running costs. Any state that fails to do this over two successive quarters shall be dissolved and incorporated into one of its neighbours


Capital market operatives confident bank recapitalisation will provide economy with big boost

CAPITAL market operatives are confident that the ongoing recapitalisation of the Nigerian banking industry will provide the economy with a much-needed shot in the arm that should result in increased investment.



I think President Tinubu needs to call an emergency investment summit that will come up with ways to generate £100bn unfailingly every year

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Foreign direct investment- $20bn

[2] Domestic entrepreneurs - $20bn

[3] Diaspora investment - $10bn

[4] Christian finance - $10bn

[5] Islamic finance - $10bn

[6] International development agencies - $10bn

[7] Friendly benevolent governments - $5bn

[8] Bilateral trade deals - $5bn

[9] African development agencies - $5bn

[10] Local cooperative societies - $5bn


Unions warn that they may resume strike if there is no response to their N250,000 wage demand by tomorrow

NIGERIAN trade unions have vowed to reject an offer of a ₦100,000 minimum wage if it is presented by the federal government threatening that they may resume their nationwide strike tomorrow if an agreement on the proposed N250,000 is not reached.



Labour unions call on governors who cannot pay new minimum wage to resign from office

LABOUR Unions have warned Nigerian governors who are unable to meet their civic obligations and pay workers the new minimum wage to do the honourable thing and resign from office.



Government and organised labour still unable to reach agreement on national minimum wage

NEGOTIATORS looking to resolve the intractable matter of a new Nigerian minimum wage have once more been unable to reach an agreement with organised labour asking for a monthly sum of N250,000 ($170) and the federal government offering N62,000 ($42).



As we continue to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, I ask how can Nigeria master the discipline that pulling off such an operation required

Ayo Akinfe

[1] World War Two is one of my greatest passions ever. I forever marvel at the way it transformed industrial production, unleashed an unprecedented wave of human ingenuity, led to the integration of women into the global workforce and mechanised virtually everything we do



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