Opinion

How Subsidising the Naira Blocks Nigeria’s Economic Take-Off, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the only way to reposition our economy is to shift it from an import-oriented one to one that is export-oriented. For as long as CBN continues to subsidise the value of the naira, this will not happen, because they are creating incentives for an import-orientation. The naira should be floated…
See More »
Columns

Nobel Peace Prize: A Case for the White Coat Army, By Owei Lakemfa

Given these records, the Medical Brigade’s promotion of human solidarity and universal peace, the Nobel Peace Prize being for the person who in the preceding year “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity…” and 2020 being largely marked by COVID-19, it is logical for the Nobel…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Columns

Terror Inc.: One Day In September and the Franchise of Evil, By Osmund Agbo

The smartest way to fight a terrible ideology goes beyond talking tough and deploying military hardware. If the threat of violence and intimidation alone worked, then the whole idea that birthed ISIS would have died many centuries ago with Ibn Taymiyyah. It was the second week of the 1972 Summer…
See More »
Opinion

Polio Eradication: Lest We Forget, By Abdulhamid Babatunde

In the midst of the widespread national hysteria over the COVID-19 pandemic, news that Nigeria has finally achieved a polio-free status is indeed a silver lining that raises optimism about the ultimate victory of humanity in the inescapable battle against virulent viruses. Conquest of the wild polio virus is particularly…
See More »
Opinion

Fuel Price Hike: Time to Bring Back CNG As A Better Alternative To PMS, By Femi Falana

To add insult to injury, the Federal Government has said that henceforth the prices of fuel would be dictated by market forces. Instead of handing over the Nigerian people to market forces, albeit illegally, I call on ASCAB to mount pressure on the Federal Government to implement the policy of…
See More »
Columns

What A Believer Should Do In Times Of Hardship, By Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful All praises are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and those who follow him well until Judgement Day. Dear brothers and sisters, know that, Allah Almighty always helps and…
See More »
Columns

CAMA, Religion and Good Corporate Governance, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...when religious organisations formally register with the state and use the said registration to raise substantial capital, such revenue should be spent in consonance with the objectives the organisation has set for itself. Following the signing into law of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA) by President Muhammadu…
See More »
Opinion

Seduced By Error: Is Nigeria Contending With Policy Somersault?, By Justine John Dyikuk

Concerned pundits should ask: Is Nigeria contending with the right policy framework or are we heading towards a policy free-fall?... To every onlooker, unpopular policies are a recipe for disaster. To manage the nation’s fragile peace, our legislators ought to demonstrate that they have been sent to represent the masses…
See More »
Columns

From APC’s Promise of Change To Buhari’s Change of Promise, By Majeed Dahiru

...President Buhari’s change of promise from revamping Nigeria’s moribund refineries and construction of new ones to achieve self-sufficiency in access to refined products to the continuous importation of petrol at prices to be determined by international market forces, is a betrayal of the trust of millions of Nigeria's working class,…
See More »
Opinion

Re: Matters of Urgent Attention In the National Economy, By Central Bank of Nigeria

The false alarm raised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group raises serious credibility questions on the actions of the group, as its comments, which have been circulated across the globe, significantly harmed the credibility of the governor and the CBN as an institution. The attention of the Central Bank of…
See More »