Felix Oti's Blog (45)

JONATHAN AND THE FUEL SUBSIDY DEBACLE

Recently, among the many stories making the media rounds in Nigeria and Diaspora is the expressed intend by the current Jonathan administration to gradually phase out the subsidy on fuel over a period of four years. Expectedly, there has been, and continues to be, reactions for and against this plan. All the arguments put forward by both sides are quite genuine, with some noted economists even expressing doubt as to the existence of a subsidy on gasoline to begin with.

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Added by Felix Oti on October 10, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

The Terrorists Within

I am deeply troubled

Not a week goes by in Nigeria without one reading, or hearing, about one terrorist attack in one part of the country or another. From the mass slaughter of police officers in Maiduguri to the recent attempt at desttroying the local UN building, followed by more killings of innocent Nigerians in Jos, and other parts of Northern Nigeria (with threats to spread the mayhem to other parts of the country); one is constrained to ask this simple question: when does the…

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Added by Felix Oti on September 13, 2011 at 5:06am — No Comments

DOES NIGERIA NEED A 469-MEMBER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?

DOES NIGERIA NEED A 469-MEMBER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?

Felix Oti

Since the revelation, a couple of weeks ago, of the salaries and allowances of members of Nigeria's national assembly, enraged Nigerian in Diaspora have been up in literal arms demanding that some heads -no matters whose-must roll. Their anger, and those of their fellow citizens at home, are well-founded considering that Nigeria's Human Development Index has fallen in recent…

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Added by Felix Oti on July 16, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Globalization: Why Africa is Economically Behind

GLOBALIZATION: WHY AFRICA IS ECONOMICALLY BEHIND

Felix Oti



From time to time, one comes across articles in newspapers, periodicals, and magazines that cause one to scratch one’s head in curiosity and wonder as to the truth of claims and assertions made in such articles. If so, could there have been preferable alternative; and if such alternatives exist, why were they not pursued? Such were my feelings and questions, after reading the piece, Africa – Missing Globalization…

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Added by Felix Oti on June 6, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

The Chile Story: A lesson for African Leaders

The Chile Story; a Lesson for African Leaders



Some years back, I fell in love with a British TV program where (as usual) some rich, old money, family were bumbling through their daily lives trying to figure out what to do to remain relevant in society. What I found interesting was the fact that while the master and mistresses of the house had their servants and chambermaids, the butler (one of the servant staff) had his own servants too. In effect, you have the master; the servants,… Continue

Added by Felix Oti on December 28, 2009 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

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