Opinion

Presidential Debates and Why they Really Matter, By David Dimas

...questions about an individual's knowledge on economic policies should play crucial roles in peoples’ choices. Voters and viewers should be able to fact-check claims and be given a window to what the “leader” can do to help navigate the economy in the right direction and create more opportunities for growth…
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Opinion

Government Has Business Doing Business, By Majeed Dahiru

...the concept of ‘government having no business doing business’ is flawed and should be rescinded going forward. Government must do business and do it well. Government cannot abandon its economic role to private entities and just exist for politics. With the crumbling of the Berlin wall, which signaled the re-unification…
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Opinion

Racketeers As ‘Patriotic’ Economic Experts, By Babayola M. Toungo

Nigerians were ripped-off by neo-oligarchs in the past and what we are seeing today is peer rivalry among this unscrupulous, vicious arm of the business class in collaboration with their comrades in government, trying to go in for the kill. Those who lost out in the past are the ones…
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Opinion

Surviving Recession Without Selling National Asset, By Odilim Enwegbara

Beside external borrowing, this government should be bold enough to seek a law that will allow it to begin the sequestration of all the oil blocks that previous governments handed to some local and foreign cronies, fronting for these past leaders. Those making declarations of non-performing asset are as wrong…
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Opinion

Buhari’s New Change Ought to Begin with His Igbo Problem, By SKC Ogbonnia

Buhari has to simply trek back to where the rain started beating him and make amends. Allowing the problem to linger not only threatens the chances of economic revival but also the hard-earned change. Even if he is not thinking of 2019, which he should, Mr. President cannot feign ignorance…
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Opinion

Recession as Opportunity to Reverse Resource Curse, By Waziri Adio

Hopefully, the present pain will permanently bury doubts about the need for a robust stabilisation fund and the imperative of strengthening transparency and accountability But we also need to permanently puncture the lie that we are a rich country just because we have oil. It is a trite fact that…
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Columns

National Asset Sales and Elite Conspiracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Government should not stretch the patience of Nigerians to its elastic limit. The 2012 fuel scarcity strike set the stage for the eventual defeat of the Jonathan PDP government. The APC government of Buhari can at best take a cue from that ugly past. Just because the richest man in…
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Columns

Engr. (Rev) Etteh: Tracing the Trajectory (2), By Dele Agekameh

Engr. (Rev) Etteh puts emphasis on the prime issues of due diligence, accountability, abhorrence for use of sub-standard, fake or inappropriate tools and materials, punctuality, dedication to assigned duties and set goals; hunger for the acquisition of experience and knowledge of new processes, tools and equipment and the maintenance of…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: How Buhari Helped Nigeria Into Recession and How He Can Take Us Out Of It

Painful as it has been for the vast majority of Nigerians, the country’s worst recession in 30 years is an opportunity to deeply reflect on the wobbly structure of our country’s economy and learn some basic lessons on how to move Nigeria forward. PREMIUM TIMES believes that while it is…
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