Opinion

The New Fuel Pricing: A Much Better Deal for Nigerians, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

If government sets the system fairly, it will ensure better supply and with it economic certainty. Over the longer term, it will boost investment that can spur employment across several sectors. Perhaps more importantly, it will liberate money that government can now use to lower the social costs of living…
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Guest Columns

All Stick, No Carrot: The Morning After Buhari’s Petrol ‘Deregulation’, By ‘Tope Fasua

...it is evident that the closer one is to government the less possible it is to see reality and feel the people’s pulse. The ordering of policies – however necessary they are – is a bit reckless. A carrot-and-stick policy should have some carrots. Where are the carrots here? All…
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Opinion

Economic Pragmatism: Government Must Let the Markets Work, By Olu Akanmu

...a fiscally constrained government, such as we have, cannot afford to distort markets in area where they are potentially efficient and create inefficiencies by its commission or omission. The social cost of such market distortions is high on society, the economy and general public Buhari embrace real economic pragmatism and…
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Opinion

My Media Crucifixion: Fighting Corruption Through A Corrupt Process, By Bukola Saraki

My dear brother, let me end by observing that I am not alone in this trial. On trial with me in this process is the entire judicial system. On trial with me are our entire anti-corruption institutions and our avowed commitment to honestly fight corruption. On trial with me is…
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Opinion

Federal Government Needs To Urgently Support the Establishment of Private Refineries in Nigeria, By Charles Musa

In the power sector, the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, buys power at a guaranteed price from the companies that produce it (Gencos) and then sells the power to distribution companies (Discos). The Gencos are then able to invest in power production without any apprehension that…
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Columns

For Jonathan, It’s Farewell To Melancholy, By Steve Ayorinde

Once the nation escaped the unpreparedness of his first year in office, which witnessed a series of policy summersaults and gross lack of cohesion; loads of other indiscretions followed, especially in the area of internal security and the provision of power and energy, which often caused enormous harm to the…
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