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2019: Why the Applecart Needs To be Upturned Again?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

In kicking out the current national leadership, we may not get the vote right next year (as we obviously failed to do in 2015). But Nigeria deserves a healthier, more knowledgeable, and more inclusive leader if we are really to make a decent fist of governance in our rapidly-changing and…
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Amazon, the General Post Office, and Sundry Inefficiencies (2), By Uddin Ifeanyi

It did not help that commentators on my social media handles did not find anything amiss with Nipost’s service delivery standards. Quite a few had even scarier accounts of their encounter with the local postal service. Still less reassuring was the point that “service” is not a concept native to…
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Amazon, the General Post Office, and Sundry Inefficiencies, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...we cannot continue to hold off the digitisation of work platforms here simply because they could lead to the loss of employment at certain levels. Inefficiency of the sort that I have been exposed to looking for these books carries a far greater threat to the long-term health of our…
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On Mrs. Adeosun’s Resignation, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the circumstances of this case are not consistent with the thrust of the minister’s resignation letter. And nearly always, the absence of remorse is requisite for attaching punitive conditions to infractions of the law. In this case the requirements of justice go way beyond a need for restitution and propriety.…
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Q2, 2018 GDP Numbers: Tales Of The Expected?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

One thing is clear, well into the twilight of the Buhari administration’s first four-year term, old problems remain with the economy. Fifteen months into our economic recovery, momentum is still under-powered. With the population growing at around 3 per cent annually, domestic output growth needs to rise by much more…
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The Nigerian Consumer: Between Regulation and Competition, By Uddin Ifeanyi

I would wager that the main lesson, especially when we erect regulatory functions in opposition to free enterprise, is the danger that our regulators may begin to substitute their own consciousness for the consumers’. In Nigeria, the ideas cycle runs through a ten-year loop. To describe this process differently, every…
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“It’s The Economy, Stupid!”, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...if politics is understood as doing and thinking all that it takes to influence government policies, then, no policy prescriptions matter more, currently, than how to ring-fence the economy against the threatening headwinds, while improving resilience across all its different sectors. One of the more interesting lines in our domestic…
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Which Matters Most: The Way The Police Writes Or Thinks?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...our need is for a rules-based system with an incentive structure that drives cutting edge performance. It is the only way we can promote and sustain productivity-enhancing reforms to the polity. It is, also, the only way that the structure which put out the police’s statement on the DSS/National Assembly…
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