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Making Sense of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Whether, then, our goal is attaining a single digit inflation rate by 2020, or crude oil output of million barrels per day by the same year, the NERGP is credible only if we assume that somehow, managers of this economy will husband our resources differently (better, that is) over the…
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Opinion

Rationale and Solutions to High Interest Rates In Nigeria, By Toni Oki

...it is important to reiterate that Nigeria’s high interest regime reflects not only the cost of capital but also the cost of doing business in the country. Therefore, in order for Nigerians to begin to see a systematic drop in lending rates, the government must tackle the aspects of lending…
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The Economy, Any Path Out Of The Woods?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...government’s recent action around petrol prices presents conceptual difficulties all of its own. We are basically invited to understand the difference between one who goes down a path out of desperation, because other (preferred) options have been explored and found to be useless, and one who goes down of his/her…
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Opinion

Explaining Ongoing Naira Volatility, By ‘Tope Fasua

The people need good information if the government wants to manage the forex rate. Information – bad information – drove the naira down recently. Good information can win it back. This information does not have to be accurate. Just enough information to get the people behind government’s vision for the…
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Opinion

Anticipating Nigeria’s Fortunes in 2016, By Femi Akinfolarin

...the political class will be increasingly under pressure as scrutiny on them increases via all channels. The social media bill will not be passed, even though Mr. Melaye and Dr. Saraki will push hard for it as it becomes a channel for exposing the misdeeds of corrupt, immoral and stupid…
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