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Reading the Nigerian State through a Good Lens, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is becoming increasingly clear that the #BringBackOurGirls Movement is an effective lens for accurately reading the state of the Nigerian State and the depth of the crisis it is facing. Even more important, the Movement has been pointing out the path that needs to be taken to save the…
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The Economics of the Planned Ban on the Consumption of “Ponmo,” By Ifeanyi Uddin

A clear trend is emerging in the thinking around the best way to manage our economy. It is unashamedly mercantilist. In response to the question, "How do we accelerate domestic economic  growth?", the Jonathan administration conflates two ordinarily separate lines of thought on the issues facing the economy, confusing an…
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Our rancid Political Elites and Why Terrorism Will Persist, By Adeolu Ademoyo

About a fortnight ago, a member of the International Community -a community Nigerians pander to when it suits them-made public again what many Nigerians already knew. The Australian, Mr. Stephen Davis, (Davies?) who had had reasons in the past to deal with Nigerian authorities on past and present challenges of…
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The CBN, ATM Charges, and Regulatory Capture, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

On 13 August 2014, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular announcing the “re-introduction of ‘Remote-on-Us’ ATM cash withdrawal transaction fee, which will now be 65 Naira per transaction to cover the remuneration of switches, ATM monitoring and fit-notes processing by acquiring banks.” The CBN explained that “the…
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Chibok and the Policy Choice of Silence, By Soji Apampa

On April 14, life as we knew it in Nigeria changed forever. Boko-Haram abducted over 200 teenage secondary school girls from their hostels in Chibok. Till date, they remain unfound. In the almost 5 months since their abduction, the President of Nigeria has wrongly chosen a policy of silence. President…
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