Economy

Reforming Our Universities, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Decades after its ouster from office, the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) administration remains one of the most steeped in controversy in Nigeria. How much of the country's current baseness is the consequence of that administration turning "corrupt practices" into a tool of statecraft? You are likely to find debate heating…
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Economy

The Business of Policy Making, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Last week, the federal government upped the policy ante. In the wake of the recent launch of a national automotive policy, its inauguration of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan and the National Enterprise Development Programme is nothing if not ambitious. According to one newspaper report, “both programmes, initiated and spearheaded…
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Economy

Accounting For Crude Oil Sales and Revenues, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Why does it matter that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has indicated accounting sleights of hand at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)? Or that shenanigans in and around Nigeria's proverbial golden egg-laying goose may be responsible for the federal budget’s recent (and…
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Economy

The MPC’s Effect On The Domestic Balloon, By Ifeanyi Uddin

At its first meeting this year, held Monday last week in Abuja, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s rate-setting committee (the Monetary Policy Committee — MPC) opted to tighten monetary policy. Reflecting on this decision, I am still not sure which is the more surprising of the committee’s decision: the MPC’s…
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Economy

On Today’s Meeting of The MPC – Matters Arising! By Ifeanyi Uddin

The Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) rate-setting body, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today monday 20th January, under a cloud. The mass of gray overhead has nothing to do with the recent public spat between the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and that of…
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Opinion

Elevating Virtue: The Subversive Courage of Oyedapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi, By Chidi Odinkalu

Introducing A People Defined by Hierarchies Nigeria is a country defined by hierarchies in which everyone is expected to fit neatly into a box. These hierarchies are many and multi-dimensional. They vary in both shape and size and we have signature tunes for sign-posting them. You know a generational put-down…
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Opinion

Offa Massacre As Symbol of Nigeria Without Government, By Festus Adedayo

...it is only commoners and their children who get caught up in this revue of violence; those walking down the streets shot by robbers, Birnin Gwari soldiers whose parents confessed had joined the army out of joblessness, etc. The elites and their kids get tucked up in some safe The…
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Opinion

#WeAreNigerians: A Statement on Current Developments In Our Land, By Balla, Odinkalu, Kwaja, et al.

We owe it to ourselves to create the enabling environment and structures for peace, prosperity and development, and we cannot do this if we continue to disdain each other. We call for calm and mutual respect across peoples wherever we are so that, living and working together, what we dream…
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