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EDITORIAL: When Bill Came Calling, and Spoke Startling Truth To Power

When President Muhammadu Buhari and his advisers agreed to have Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corporation, address what was described as an expanded meeting of Nigeria’s Economic Council, they must have thought, among other things, that it was a public relations opportunity too good to miss. After all, Bill…
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EDITORIAL: The Central Bank and Mismanagement of the Nigerian Economy

On Tuesday, last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) republished the communiqué of the 114th meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee, which held on July 24 and 25 2017. Whereas the meeting’s communiqué was released in the evening of July 25, 2017, the CBN only recently released the personal…
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EDITORIAL: Time to Address the Biafran and Other Agitations

The recent surge in secessionist rhetoric across Nigeria came to us with little surprise; the signs have loomed in the horizon for long. Years of agitations, claims and counter claims, as well as invectives, even from erstwhile respected statesmen were bound to strain the fragile bond between the constituent nationalities…
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EDITORIAL: Building the Critical Mass for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy

After 18 years of groping in the dark, Nigeria has finally presented a National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS 2017-2021) Framework to stakeholders. This feat, occurring during a recent adoption/validation meeting in April in Abuja, is a watershed, as no administration, since 1960, has managed to place such a framework before the…
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EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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EDITORIAL: How Buhari Helped Nigeria Into Recession and How He Can Take Us Out Of It

Painful as it has been for the vast majority of Nigerians, the country’s worst recession in 30 years is an opportunity to deeply reflect on the wobbly structure of our country’s economy and learn some basic lessons on how to move Nigeria forward. PREMIUM TIMES believes that while it is…
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EDITORIAL: Time To Heed Nigeria’s Perennial Clamour for Restructuring

With the agitation around restructuring the federation taking on a renewed urgency in Nigeria today, this is possibly the best time to take on the issues and concerns involved more decisively. Full discussion of the subject matter affords the Buhari Administration the crucial opportunity to put to action its proclaimed…
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EDITORIAL: Reforming the Corruption-ridden National Assembly Budgetary Process

On July 20, Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced the removal of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Initially, it appeared to have been a non event because there is a long tradition of appointing and removing committee chairs in response to in-house politicking. This one…
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EDITORIAL: The Growing Menace of the Monsanto-induced Pro-GMO Lobby in Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria. They have found willing accomplices in two government agencies – the National Biotechnology Development Agency and the National Biosafety Management Agency – that are taking…
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