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Nigeria, Between the Venal and the Effete, By Uddin Ifeanyi

From this, though, flows a bigger worry: that we may well lose the fight against corruption through feckless management of the processes required to secure conviction and make restitution. Still, this will be small beer compared to the toll that an effete public administration will exert on our limited national…
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Post-Factual Politics and Nigeria’s Echo Chambers, By Uddin Ifeanyi

... our politics is ahead of the world’s. We have been “post-truth” for as far as I can remember; and this is why our conversations will continuously loop in on themselves. One of the bigger worries with committing to write a weekly column for a newspaper are three related presumptions.…
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Foreign Investors and Nigeria, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Without the right architecture, the naira will continue to tread water. However, re-purposing macroeconomic policy is possible only when those responsible have a fully functioning understanding of the problems the country confronts. Two seemingly unrelated reports, last week, by Bloomberg painted a rather gloomy picture of the outlook for the…
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All Is Fair In Love, War, and the Nigerian Way of Life, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Evidently, there is this huge difference between the affluent here, and in economies that work. Ours do not simply fail to create any value, but by their existence are a large financial drain on the economy. By the same token, our poor and indigent differ from the poor and indigent…
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Our Communities and the Values They Support, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Costs of maintaining the community have risen steadily, especially for security — the transition from night guards only, to a 24-hour manning of the gates leading into the community has not helped, either. In this period, a little over 20 percent of residents have borne 80 percent of the cost…
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