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On Zimbabwe: Pro-Democracy, Or Pro-Coup?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Despite the blowback, then, I do not think Mugabe’s Zimbabwe was a democracy. Thus, it failed the test implied in the argument that the worst kind of democracy is better than best type of military rule. For the point this argument makes is that military rule, authoritarian or dictatorial, robs…
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Are Our Kids As Bad As We Often Describe Them?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

I listened to folks born between 1940 and 1970 (our “Baby Boomers” and “Generation Xs”?) berate the quality of education enjoyed by children born since 1986 (“Millennials”?). I heard them deify their teachers for the selflessness that the latter brought to their vocation. And I wondered how much of that…
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Did We Really Create 7 million Jobs Since 2015?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

- Labour and productivity minister, Dr. Chris Ngige ...we could look to create an independent body whose job will be to look at government’s plans, and test these against less politically compromised estimates in order to tell how realistic such plans are of achievement. Put differently, this economy so clearly…
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Civil Society, Its Institutions, and the Tasks That Remain, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the biggest failure of our civil society institutions lies in the absence of serious conversation around the development options before an economy such as ours. I have often blamed my friends on the market side of the debate for being remiss in meeting this challenge. I have spent much of…
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Corruption In Nigeria, A New Twist In The Tale?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Between 1988, when Lord Archer published his tale, and today’s Nigeria, “corruption” has evolved. The Swiss’ renunciation of deep levels of banking secrecy means quite a few felons would now quibble at taking their loot to Zurich. And even in the , today’s haven of One of the more colourful…
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The “Change” Processes V. the Imperatives of a Young Democracy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...it would seem that the new consensus — one which is likely to determine the fate of our current democratic experiment — is that when a force as compelling as “change” is upon a people as when one has a fever, obsessing about rules and laws is akin to the…
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On Today’s Meeting of the MPC; and the CBN’s Thought Processes, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Much of the public reaction to that document was taking up by attempts to parse Adedoyin Salami’s observation that the CBN may have turned “piggy-bank” for the federal government. Our laws don’t like this idea. Therefore, the Central Bank Act 2007 granted the central bank both goal and administrative independence…
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