Opinion

Postponement of Elections as a Culture, by Eric Teniola

Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General Muhammadu Buhari,…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Judiciary: An Institution In Distress, By Eric Teniola

The judiciary must rise above board if it is to earn the honour and dignity that it deserves. A judicial officer must be the last to break the law under any excuse of ignorance. A corrupt judiciary will lead to a corrupt society. The Nigerian judiciary must purge itself of…
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Opinion

FIRS: A Forceful Collector of Taxes In An Era of Poverty (2), By Eric Teniola

The implications of these taxes and levies constitute a disincentive to both domestic and foreign investments. There are known incidents where big multinational companies have been sealed by Armed Task Forces for about a week or more on the grounds of the non-payment of some un-authenticated taxes and levies, which…
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Opinion

FIRS: A Forceful Collector of Taxes In An Era of Poverty (1), By Eric Teniola

In the face of it all, Dr. Fowler will come with his taxation drive in order to ‘meet target or surpass target’, in a manner that renders us helpless like poor orphans. Target! Target!! Target!!! is all that matters, without considering the human aspect. The government must realise that over-taxation…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Huge Debt Burden and How We Got There (3), By Eric Teniola

"Those that ran up the huge national debt are indeed a minority but they had power and opportunity. They signed all sorts agreements at outrageous interest rates; squandered loans obtained in the name of development; drew down on foreign loans without executing any job; and in other cases, stole or…
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