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Re-purposing the Discussion Around the National Debt, By Uddin Ifeanyi

We are also at the point, 10 years ago, where the threat of “fiscal dominance” was a sufficient worry to persuade government to strengthen the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by granting it both goal and tool independence. Fiscal dominance arises when poor fiscal policy leads to a huge debt…
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Saturday’s Flood In Lagos and What We Ought To Do, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Could we compel property developers and landlords to keep portions of their land devoted to gardens? So that not all rains that fall in Lagos go in search of drainages? It is possible. But much more detailed studies of the problem have got to be conducted. Aside the long lines…
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‘Funmi’s Death And Our Sense Of Shame, By Uddin Ifeanyi

‘Funmi’s plaint, for a complaint it was, was that our society’s new ordering of its values was increasingly such that the former group of compatriots (with him at the vanguard) were increasingly made to look like incompetents. Like folk, indeed, who had but strayed into this space. “Won fe so…
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Does It Matter If We Are All In One Party?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the challenge of domestic economic management is not to “move the nation’s supply curve to the right”, as an economist friend of mine is now minded to demand, but to make conditions in the market less conducive for saboteurs. Thus, ultimately, it really doesn’t matter what party we are all…
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Nigerian Youth and their Agenda for Change, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Yet, much of the local discourse has had what passes for millennials in Nigeria bemoaning how they have failed to replicate the dynamics that we have seen And there has been a sizeable contingent that would blame the incompetent organisation of the Nigerian state on the profusion of doddery old…
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Will Nigeria Survive the Death Of Big Oil?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Big oil, therefore might be witnessing its last hurrah. Oil-dependent economies like ours should worry. For while oil may have warped our internal workings, its abundance has helped hold together social organisations devoted solely to rent-seeking. Without a pivot towards saner husbandry of the economy, and away from oil, the…
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Reforming Central Banking in Nigeria, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...this tension between the economy’s need for growth, and the monetary authority’s responsibility for holding prices down, points to a major central banking reform requirement. Without question, my vote is for central bank independence. This way, we ensure that monetary policy is not in hock to the fiscal Today, the…
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