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Opinion

The Nigerian Govt. and the Duplication of Mortgage Financing, By Yushau Shuaib

In a season of politics, anything happens even on the economic front. Recently President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan launched the long-awaited Mortgage Refinance Company which was mooted and proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria sometimes in 2009. While there is an existing Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) which promotes…
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Opinion

Nigeria, its harvest of agitations and the national conference, By Eric Teniola

The certainty in the air now is that the National Conference will hold. The uncertainty is the outcome of the conference. The Federal Government has issued two commandments on the conference. The commandments are that the conference will last three months and that Nigeria’s unity will not be negotiated at…
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Editorial

Human Trafficking Expose: PREMIUM TIMES, Critics and the Limit of Falsehood

We at PREMIUM TIMES remain unperturbed by this peddling of falsehood against our newspaper and its reporters. We will remain focused on our work. “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.” - C. P. Scott One of the planks upon which some commentators have been having a free rein on…
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Opinion

Oil Revenue Leakages: Another Chance for Nigeria, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

The Presidential Economic Team of 2003 to 2007 which I was privileged to be a member had a running joke - that the NNPC was an independent federal republic on its own totally separate from and way superior to the Nigeria we all worked for! This joke was our way…
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Opinion

After The President Handpicks His Delegates, By Babayola M. Toungo

With the proposed composition of “The National Conference” as outlined by Pius Anyim in his news conference at the unveiling of the modalities for the conference, there seems to be no point in convoking the conference at all.  It will cheaper for the country and easier for Goodluck Jonathan and…
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