Columns

The Buhari Administration, External Trade, and Nigeria’s Next Government, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...despite all the fancy talk about its recovery, the economy is as prone to another oil price downturn as it was in 2014 ― which is why most serious commentators refer to the current recovery as “fragile”... if we must start the process of weaning the economy from its unhealthy…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Columns

Foreign Capital Imports, Investor Confidence, and Economic Reforms, By Uddin Ifeanyi

How important, therefore, is it that the United States of America accounted for percent of capital that came into the country last year, Europe (including the the United Kingdom’s percent) accounted for percent, Asia (or more precisely, Singapore), percent, and Africa (South Africa and Mauritius) percent? This depends on one’s…
See More »
Columns

Between the Buhari Government and the Leadership Nigeria Desperately Needs, By Uddin Ifeanyi

A more reflective response to these concerns would have shown how cheaper imports would lift living standards amongst the poor, who spend the bigger part of their incomes on consumables. And how a more competitive domestic economy would drive efficiencies across its main activity sectors. This is where the Buhari…
See More »
Columns

Removing “Hate” From Speech, By Uddin Ifeanyi

By proposing the death penalty for “hate speech”, the Nigerian Senate, through possible restrictions on the kinds of conversation without which a democracy may not function properly, may itself be guilty of propagating “hate speech”. Against our nascent democracy! “Hate speech”! Almost out of thin air, and over the last…
See More »
Columns

How Are We Prosecuting Our Culture Wars?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Our challenge, therefore, if the differences that will define the future of this space are not to lead to political decay is to strengthen as many “voices” as possible, while smoothening the edges of the debates to deny fringe elements their distortive appeal. “Culture wars” divide societies as much as…
See More »
Columns

How Immune Is Nigeria To Last Week’s Global Equities Sell-off, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...a rising dollar presents a more forbidding augury. Yes, it would mean we’d have to shovel out more naira to hold the precious greenback. But often, a strengthening dollar means rebalancing of global portfolios toward the , which means that emerging markets and frontier economies (such as ours) will start…
See More »