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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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Rethinking Global Strategies on Banking Fraud, By Kolawole Olaniyan

The financial crisis during 2008 and 2009, and its devastating effects on the socio-economic conditions of many people have made bankers the least trusted of all trades in Europe and North America. Statistics also show that sometimes unjustified salaries and bonuses are contributory factors to banking’s image problem. This lack…
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Before You Crucify Chidi Odinkalu, By John Danfulani

On Tuesday 9th September 2014, I updated my Facebook  wall with a picture of the Chairman of the country's human rights commission visit to Sheik Zakzaky in Zaria. Prof. Anslem Chidi Odinkalu went in respect of the 2014 QUDS day massacre of Zakzaky's sons and members by Nigeria Army.  In ensuing  ding dong,…
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School Will Soon Be Back In Session, By Olúfémi Àjàlá

Late last month, the education ministry made an announcement that brought every parent of a child between the ages of 3 and 18 in Nigeria to their knees screaming “Why?!” “All Primary and Secondary schools, both Public and Private are to remain closed until Monday 13th October, 2014 which is…
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Temitope Oshikoya and the Limits of Diligent Research, By Paul C Nwabuikwu

It is a shame that someone with the credentials of Dr Temitope Oshikoya would display the kind of dishonesty and moral turpitude present in his article, “Golden Girl and the Icarus Paradox” published in The Guardian of Monday, September 8, 2014. The article is a commentary on the ongoing recruitment…
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Chibok and the Policy Choice of Silence, By Soji Apampa

On April 14, life as we knew it in Nigeria changed forever. Boko-Haram abducted over 200 teenage secondary school girls from their hostels in Chibok. Till date, they remain unfound. In the almost 5 months since their abduction, the President of Nigeria has wrongly chosen a policy of silence. President…
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