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Managing the Economy Out Of this New Crisis, By Uddin Ifeanyi

If, indeed, government’s policies on the economy were as competent as some sectors of the commentariat advertise, the FDI component of capital imported annually into the economy ought to be up and rising. Yes, in order to have invited more of this type of inflows, we would need to have…
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An Absentee President In A Season of Coronavirus, By Festus Adedayo 

Why is Aso Rock pushing Nigerians to their limit like this? Is it such an impossible task to tell Nigerians that Buhari suffers from some disability, which will make his cognition of the process of talking to Nigerians difficult? And does the Villa think Nigerians don’t know already? If citizens…
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Coronavirus: Destroy Biological Weapons, We’re Mere Humans, By Owei Lakemfa

...the world must prevail on countries like Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Japan, North Korea, Russia and the United Kingdom, which are suspected of having biological weapons programmes, to give them up for destruction. Otherwise, the virus humans culture, can turn around to be our masters. Humanity, despite its…
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COVID-19: As Nigeria Slowly Moves Into Lockdown Mode, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...at the same time that we are confronted with a devastating pandemic threatening our lives, we also have a large army of purveyors of fake news seeking to deceive us and distort the reality we are facing. Moving forward, the government must take proactive measures and decree a total lockdown…
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What Is Obligatory Upon the Muslim Concerning COVID-19, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Respected servants of Allah, during…
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Unusual Story As Tragedy Writes Book Of Humour, By Azu Ishiekwene

In a tragic turn of humour, while citizens and businessmen are complaining that any border restriction at this time might adversely affect the supply chain in factories, Mexicans are asking themselves why they didn’t take up Trump’s earlier offer to build the wall. In a world where laughter is already…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Nigerian Political Economy In A Time of Corona Virus, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately, there is no respite because it is a buyer's market out there. Nigeria's Bonny light cannot sell because we are demanding higher selling prices than Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Saudi and Iraq are offering generous discounts of between $5-$8 per barrel to buyers. With production cost of $17-$17 per…
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A Weakening Naira, Shrivelling Reserves, and Economic Saboteurs, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...a currency is useful only because it can be used to settle transactions, to account for a business’ performance, or as a store of value. Breach any of these and it is just a potpourri of mere paper and metal. The main threat to the naira today is that it…
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