Tag Archives: Nigeria

Introduction to Government Budgeting

The recently (and sadly) aborted subsidy strike has brought to fore how expensive (or is it wasteful) our government is – check this out: Government is budgeting for the following: PURCHASE OF COMPUTER & ACCESSORIES: (I). 90 HP DESKTOPS @ N300,000 = N27,000,000; (II). 20 HP PRINTERS @ N150,000 =N3,000,000; (III). 60 NOS. UPS @ […]

Subsidy Removal: Comparison of Gasoline Pump Price

Subsidy removal is the latest front burner of public discourse in Nigeria today and there is no shortage of facts to back either argument. Too bad many of these arguments ain’t backed by reality. I have mashed data from World Bank and CIA Fact book about the average price of a liter of gasoline across […]

The Nigerian Constitutions: 1951, 1964, 1960, 1979, 1989, 1999

I have been able to get two rare gems: The Nigerian constitutions for 1951 and 1954. They are the the 5th and 6th in our collection of Nigeria’s constitutions. The Nigerian Constitution: 1951 The Nigerian Constitution: 1954 The Nigerian Constitution: 1960 The Nigerian Constitution: 1979 The Nigerian Constitution: 1989 The Nigerian Constitution: 1999 Question: How […]

Nigeria, Naira and other oily ideas

The pressure on Naira has been enormous of late. An ant hauling Jumbo the Elephant across the Lagos Lagoon on its back wouldn’t have suffered a worse fate. Any nation that imports more than it ships out would always have to contend with issues like this. But the dependence on imports for Nigeria has gone […]

Prevent message read status on Blackberry Messenger

That Blackberry share market is having a free fall faster than a rollercoaster is not news. That Blackberry is eating Nokia’s lunch in some markets, such as in Nigeria, is no news either. It is also no secret that the number one feature that makes the Blackberry sticky is the Blackberry Messenger; quite a lot […]