Columns

The Economics of the Planned Ban on the Consumption of “Ponmo,” By Ifeanyi Uddin

A clear trend is emerging in the thinking around the best way to manage our economy. It is unashamedly mercantilist. In response to the question, "How do we accelerate domestic economic  growth?", the Jonathan administration conflates two ordinarily separate lines of thought on the issues facing the economy, confusing an…
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Guest Columns

The Dangerous Shows for 2015, By Gimba Kakanda

As the period running up to the 2011 presidential election portended omens of tragedy for intuitive citizens, the current period, four years later, should rattle even those who were then indifferent. This must be a phase for overcoming whatever instigated their moral dilemma. My concern about Nigeria  became disturbed this…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Our rancid Political Elites and Why Terrorism Will Persist, By Adeolu Ademoyo

About a fortnight ago, a member of the International Community -a community Nigerians pander to when it suits them-made public again what many Nigerians already knew. The Australian, Mr. Stephen Davis, (Davies?) who had had reasons in the past to deal with Nigerian authorities on past and present challenges of…
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Columns

The CBN, ATM Charges, and Regulatory Capture, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

On 13 August 2014, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular announcing the “re-introduction of ‘Remote-on-Us’ ATM cash withdrawal transaction fee, which will now be 65 Naira per transaction to cover the remuneration of switches, ATM monitoring and fit-notes processing by acquiring banks.” The CBN explained that “the…
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