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EDITORIAL: President Buhari’s Paradox of Progress

If one considers the more obvious indices of the rising costs of food, energy and transportation; alongside the largely receded minimum wage, huge unemployment figures in the country, the increasing immiseration of the people, and an environment still basically unfriendly to businesses – leading to the continuous shut down of…
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EDITORIAL: Labour’s Proposed Strike: Dead On Arrival

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) appears to be heading for failure in its present call for a strike to protest the Nigerian government’s recent increase in the pump price of petrol. A significant number of citizens, who in the past, readily identified with Labour on public remonstrations against fuel price…
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EDITORIAL: Buhari, African Leaders and the Looming Conflict Over Zanzibar’s Disputed Election

The determination by Tanzania’s ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), to hold onto power in Zanzibar, no matter the cost, is approaching recklessness and threatens to open up a new front of violent conflict and extremism in Africa. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission has set a date of March 20th…
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EDITORIAL: Why Nigeria Should Not Join The Saudi Arabia Islamic Military Alliance

There have been reports about Nigeria joining the Saudi Arabia created Islamic Military Alliance Against Terrorism (ISMAT). Such a decision has serious implications for peace and security in our country and should not be taken without proper and transparent consultations and considerations. We recall the national stress triggered by the…
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EDITORIAL: ‎#Dasukigate, Emefiele, and How to Appoint the Next CBN Governor

The Central Bank of Nigeria has come under intense scrutiny in the past six months. This is not just because of its controversial restrictions on foreign exchange transactions but also as a result of allegations that its leadership facilitated inappropriate massive cash withdrawals of foreign currencies from the Bank’s coffers…
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EDITORIAL: Nigeria, Nigerians and the Great Expectations for 2016

Nigeria has started 2016 grappling with modalities that will make the year a more peaceful and progressive one for its people. The Federal Government has continued to make efforts to overcome some of the country’s difficult national concerns. Last year was a difficult one for Nigeria and Nigerians, especially with…
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EDITORIAL: The 2016 Budget, the Naira, the CBN, and National Priorities

As it worked on its first full budget, the Buhari administration had to contend with two unfavourable factors inherited from the previous administration. First, was the unusual, and ultimately deleterious management of the economy during President Goodluck Jonathan’s five years in office. Then there was the drop in oil prices,…
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EDITORIAL: Zaria Massacre: President Buhari’s Unsettling, Disquieting Silence

One week after the deadly carnage in Zaria, Kaduna State, involving the Nigerian Army and members of the Shi’ite Community, President Muhammadu Buhari remains silent. For a President whose preferred method of public communication has been widely described as “body language”, the message telegraphed by his silence is less than…
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