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Monetary Policy, the Naira, and Banks’ Reserves, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Arguably, the biggest of the tasks facing the apex bank in the near-term is, in the MPC's words, that of protecting "the reserve buffer to safeguard the value of the domestic currency and engender overall stability of the banking system". Unfortunately, the MPC's response to this is to open a…
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Regulating the Direct to Home Satellite Television Business, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The recent bobbery over DStv's — a direct to home satellite television broadcaster — decision earlier this year to raise its subscription rates underscored how poorly the larger number of our people understand the business environment. On reflection, this is not surprising, when you consider that it was not until…
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The Naira, the Dollar, and the Economy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

In the end, this dead cat did bounce. But not for the reasons being bruited about. Nothing about General Muhammed Buhari’s election victory altered the fundamentals of the economy. Oil prices are still where they were before the polls. Government’s public expenditure management framework is probably more burdened than before…
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Computer-based Examination and the Digital Divide, By Ifeanyi Uddin

In conversation (about two weeks ago) with a friend (he has been away from the country — in the Democratic Republic of Congo — for some time now, and only just returned), he was sufficiently impressed by the way the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) conducted the last qualifying…
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The Long-term Consequences of the General Election, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The attack ads have been most virulent. For some, the scurrility of the many claims made by the sponsors of these opinions is simply unacceptable. Yet, set against the practice in more mature democracies, the depths reached by both sides as they try to persuade would-be voters of the perfidious…
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