The Demise of the Naira – Foundation Built on Shifting Sand – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu / NNP / March 4, 2016 – “… Likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” -Matthew 7:27 By now we […]

Femi Otedola: The Rejoining Of The Billionaire Club – By Emeka Chiakwelu

Written By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | March 2015 – Femi Otedola has rejoined the club of global billionaires, a momentous wealth sourced with outstanding gains he made in the petroleum industry. The Forbes magazine, the most recognized and acceptable expert on the evaluation of wealth metrics rated the worth of Otedola at one billion […]

Godwin Emefiele: Intellectually Endowed Banker is the Next CBN Boss – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | Feb. 23, 2014 – President Jonathan has nominated Godwin Emefiele, the managing director of Zenith Bank to be the next governor of Central Bank Nigeria(CBN), as a successor to the outgoing and controversial Sanusi. The nomination has been made prior to the suspension of Sanusi who was the sitting […]

George W. Bush: A True and Best Friend of Africa – By Emeka Chiawelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | June 9, 2013 – It does not happen often, but five living American presidents recently gathered in Dallas, Texas to dedicate George W. Bush presidential Library. Political and ideological differences notwithstanding, there was a resounding conclusion that George W. Bush policy on Africa was most effective and generous especially […]

Oscar Awards: Nollywood is Standing Tall without Nominations -By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu / NNP / Feb. 6, 2013 – When Hollywood announced its 2013 Oscar Award nominations earlier this month, it was said that many Nollywood stars braved the time difference and were wide awake to hear the nomination row-call. When it came to nominations for Best Foreign Language Films, no single Nollywood or […]

Nigeria’s Wellbeing & Political Economy – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | Jan. 13, 2013 – The economy of 21st century will not be plausible to dissect and analyze in the absence of politics because both politics and economic activities are entwined and reinforced each another. This is where political economy of Nigeria becomes significant due to consequential co-existence of the […]

Fareed Zakaria: Messenger of Political Economy Speaks to Nigeria’s Future – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu| NNP | Dec. 21, 2012 – Fareed Zakaria belongs to a class of public figures that needs no introduction in this increasingly smaller global village. But for those who are hiding under a rock and in caves, Fareed Zakaria is the United States television personality and newspaper columnist. Zakaria is the host […]

Nigeria 5,000 Naira note: What is CBN thinking? – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | Sept. 15, 2012 – How long will it take Nigerian policy makers to come out from their self imposed bubble and comprehend that policy decision they made can have adverse consequences. We all wake up one bright morning; the next thing we heard was that Sanusi’s Central bank of […]

Otedola’s Zenon:Strategic Opportunities and Investments – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | Sept. 3, 2012 – Zenon Petroleum and Gas needs to make strategic move into oil exploration and petroleum refinery Femi Otedola has taken Zenon Petroleum and Gas to its greater heights in the area of petroleum products marketing and distribution. As the president and chief executive officer, he has […]

Obasanjo & Babangida: Re-enforcing Peace with Joint statement – By Emeka Chiakwelu

By Emeka Chiakwelu | NNP | August 4, 2012 – Henry Kissinger, the global geo-political icon furthered the thesis on what was called “Big Talk” and with Nigeria’s growing insecurity the joint statement by former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida can be rated in that important category. Big talks can be consequential and when […]




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