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Making Nonsense of the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...despite the “neutral” tone of the communique from its last meeting, the CBN has tightened domestic monetary conditions since its policy committee since While the CBN may, thus, placate sections of the Nigerian public who describe these processes in nationalist terms, it is doing grave damage to the monetary policy…
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Nigerian Banks: A Pro-People Agenda, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...after more than a century-and-a-quarter of banking in the country, and the failure of banks to reach the poor and vulnerable, it might help to interrogate these relationships differently. Two initiatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), last month, underlined the fundamental difficulties confronting financial services institutions in the…
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Q2-2018 Trade Numbers and Nigeria’s 2019 Outlook, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Could the Buhari administration be achieving more in driving non-oil output than its detractors are willing to concede? Or how else could manufacturing have put in such a decent shift? And could those who argue for a market-determined exchange rate, if the economy is to become competitive, be right after…
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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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