Opinion

Nigerian fiscal austerity is a moral armament, By Roberts Orya

Of all the policy options at the disposal of the Federal Government in response to the recent slump in the price of crude oil, fiscal austerity is the most morally justified. It is also the least risky option. However, as with all economic policies, there are countervailing arguments. So, we…
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Nigeria: A People, an Economy and its Prospects, By Bello Bwari

“It's easy to see, hard to foresee.”- Benjamin Frankline For years Nigerians and their leaders took it for granted that oil revenue would last forever. The fact that it was a finite resource, requiring deft management so that maximum advantage could be derived from its limited years of exploitation, was sacrificed…
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Columns

Lagos, Slave Trade and the Founding Fathers, By Damola Awoyokun

“Merchant sailor, businessman, farmer, pioneer industrialist, patriot, statesman, churchman, missionary and philanthropist,” so begins Adeyemo Elebute in this fabulous new book,     The Life of James Pinson Labulo Davies: A Colossus of Victorian Lagos. What is missing in these opening monikers is “founding father.” When Nigerians talk about founding fathers, they refer…
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Guest Columns

Twin Global Shocks, Dual Policy Response, and Nigeria’s Economic Outlook, By Ayo Teriba

Since July 2014, after a remarkably favourable half year in which oil price raced to a peak of US$115 per barrel and equity market capitalization touched an historic peak of N14 trillion, the Nigerian economy has been buffeted by the twin shocks of global commodity price slump and global liquidity…
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The Struggle For A Better Kaduna, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

After months of hectic campaigning, our party, the APC, has made its choice regarding its candidate for the governorship of Kaduna State in the 2015 elections. It is a choice I accept with gratitude and humility. I salute all the elected executives at ward, local government and state levels, as…
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[FRIDAY SERMON]: The True Colour Of Islam By Imam Murtada Gusau

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the Lord of Noah (Nuh), Abraham (Ibrahim), Moses (Musa), Jesus (Isah), and Muhammad. May the peace and blessings be upon them all, ameen. We praise Him and seek…
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