Columns

Falling Domestic Prices, Alternative Facts, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Whatever the impetus was for price rises last year, when inflation is measured this year against the respective months for 2016, the huge increases in the “base” numbers for this measure would mean that increases this year will appear smaller — barring further structural or secular shocks to prices. This…
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Columns

What Hope for the Economy’s Recovery this Year?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

... a lot of the hopes for the economy this year ride on the reflationary attribute of the 2016 appropriation bill. But a N7tn budget will push a N95tn economy only if the spending shows up in new capital being formed, and in higher levels of household spend. Speculation about…
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Opinion

All Hail James Ibori, the Kleptomaniac “Redeemer”, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

In saner climes, people dissociate themselves from people with criminal records. But in ours today, people take pride in being known as friends and supporters of corrupt politicians whose malfeasance have brought untold misery and agony to many Nigerians. The euphoria that engulfed Delta State a few days ago as…
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Opinion

Nigerian Federalism and the Begging Bowl that Leaks, By Paul Alaje

True federalism cannot be achieved without fiscal inclusion. To move forward as a nation, we must consciously build inclusive growth which guarantees jobs. States or regions and local governments must be the platforms for income generation and policy direction. The federal government should receive lifelines from its components and not…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The Worst Government In the History of Nigeria (1), By Femi Aribisala

Truth has fallen in the street of this misguided Buhari administration; so much so that abject failure has been camouflaged as its triumph. It is amusing, if not very disturbing, to see the number of people the Buhari administration has brought out of the woodwork to sing its praises on…
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