Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oil Revenue Leakages: Another Chance for Nigeria, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

February 7, 2014

Nasir El-Rufai The Presidential Economic Team of 2003 to 2007 which I was privileged to be a member had a running joke – that the... read more


Oritsejafor and his bastardisation of CAN, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

September 21, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Many in Nigeria today may not remember the name of Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, but if there was any opposition to the... read more


Kindergarten President, Childish Handlers, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

August 14, 2013

I still recall how one of my sons behaved before going into kindergarten. He did not know how to share toys or food, threw tantrums... read more


Stunted potentials hobble our nation, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

August 9, 2013

Nasir El-Rufai Our country is in the news these days often for the wrong reasons. Nigeria is a country devastated by poverty, insecurity, corruption and... read more


Re: Fiscal Responsibility Commission: The Sleeping Watchdog, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

July 19, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai My recent piece on the Fiscal Responsibility Commission elicited a wide range of responses on some of the key issues raised. Space... read more


Katsina State’s “No Future” Budget, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

July 12, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai In the days and weeks leading up to the faux pax that became the Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) election, the Katsina state... read more


Fiscal Responsibility Commission – The Sleeping Watchdog, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

July 5, 2013

Nasir El-Rufai A few days ago, the minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala warned that economic activities may be shut down and that the Federal... read more


Jonathan’s Half-Time: The Verdict, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

June 7, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai The mid-term review of the Goodluck Jonathan administration was celebrated with much pomp and pageantry. To an onlooker or a visitor to... read more


Jonathan’s half-time: The hard facts, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

May 31, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai We began the assessment of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration by listing a number of the campaign promises he made in 2011 and... read more


Impunity, Injustice and Insecurity: What is the Role of the Law? By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

May 27, 2013

Nasir Ahmad ElRufai Introduction: It would not be far from the truth to say that as Nigerian citizens, we are being manipulated into slowly but... read more


Jonathan’s Half-Time: Club Down, Manager Out, By Nasir Ahmad El Rufai

May 24, 2013

Nasir Ahmad ElRufai May 6th 2013 would make it 3 years since Goodluck Ebele Jonathan became president of Nigeria. As an elected government, the administration... read more


Soludo’s Solution of Anger and Innuendo, By Nasir El Rufai

May 10, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Long before the publication of The Accidental Public Servant, I had decided to resist joining issues with whatever commentators wrote in response... read more


Young Voices – Introducing ‘Dada Olusegun

May 3, 2013

“You cannot be passive when people in thousands die daily due to negligence of government.” The rising popularity of social media among young people has... read more


The Cost of Governance: The PPPRA and a regime of corruption, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

April 26, 2013

Nasir Ahmad ElRufai In December last year, the National Assembly Joint Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) asked the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to... read more


Hunger In The Midst Of Plenty, By Nasir Ahmad Elrufai

April 12, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. Agricultural... read more


Counting the Cost of Nigeria’s Water, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

April 5, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Not many Nigerians may know Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and fewer still would have any reason to. Born in 1772, he was an... read more


Budget 2013: Motion without Movement, By Nasir El-Rufai

March 29, 2013

Nasir El-Rufai The first quarter of the fiscal year has practically ended, yet Nigeria and Nigerians are yet to know how the approximately $140 million... read more


Nigeria’s Budget and the Dance of the Masquerade, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

March 24, 2013

Nasir Ahmad ElRufai Traditional masquerades have one enduring commonality: they run backwards and forwards; jump up and down and generality create an atmosphere of chaos.... read more


Taxation: Ignored second fiddle to ‘easy’ oil money, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

February 15, 2013

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai The Federal Government earned N2.2trillion as opposed to N1.9trillion it targeted in 2009; N2.9trillion as against N2.5trillion in 2010; N4.7trillion in 2011... read more


In Search of Leadership (2): Restoring Hope by Avoiding Breakdown By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

January 25, 2013

Nasir El Rufai In the light of the historic challenges that have been become part of our polity, is it easy to restore hope once... read more


Pension Reforms: To be, or not to be? By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

January 11, 2013

A few years ago, it was common sight to see aged pensioners struggling – and often dying – in the process of obtaining what was... read more


Nasir El-rufai on Friday – Crime: Nigeria’s only thriving industry? Introducing Young Voices – Ayobami Oyalowo

January 4, 2013

Ayobami Oyalowo writes about the death of Governor Yakowa and co. in a plane crash warning the Nigerian elite, “if the roads aren’t safe for... read more


El-Rufai on Friday: Introducing >>> The Opportunity Cost Of Corruption, By Chinedu Ekeke

December 28, 2012

Nasir El-Rufai  Apart from being young – with their ages ranging from 20 to early 30s, all our young voices have a few qualities in... read more


Why Nigeria Must Revisit Land Reforms, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

December 21, 2012

Nasir El-Rufai Though pervasive insecurity and the fear of kidnapping means that some Nigerians will be unable to travel ‘home’ for Christmas this year, the... read more


El-Rufai on Friday: Introducing Oluwafunmilayo Oyatogun — Green, White, Hoax

December 14, 2012

Nasir El-Rufai  Oluwafunmilayo Oyatogun is determined and passionate. At the young age of 20, she is a graduating senior at the University of Colorado- Boulder... read more