Opinion

How Subsidising the Naira Blocks Nigeria’s Economic Take-Off, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the only way to reposition our economy is to shift it from an import-oriented one to one that is export-oriented. For as long as CBN continues to subsidise the value of the naira, this will not happen, because they are creating incentives for an import-orientation. The naira should be floated…
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Opinion

China, Africa and the World After COVID-19, By Kingsley Moghalu

Africa’s current relationship with China is not advancing our strategic interest. That interest is to become productive economies with a manufacturing industrial base. The China-Africa “special relationship” is preventing this interest from being realised. The coronavirus crisis has created a welcome opportunity for us to reassess the relationship between China…
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Opinion

Can Africa Be the Next Asia?, By Kingsley Moghalu

In this thought-provoking essay Dr. Moghalu, who ran for election as president of Nigeria in the country’s 2019 election, examines Africa’s development prospects from the perspective of a recent international dialogue on The Asian Aspiration. Leadership search, selection and process should become a conscious approach to having world-class leaders, instead…
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Opinion

The Peace of the Graveyard: RUGA and Nigeria’s Future, By Kingsley Moghalu

The Nigerian state is sitting on a grenade. Ours has increasingly become the peace of the graveyard. We may never be certain what could finally set off a conflagration in a country in which its citizens have previously been remarkably docile. But the RUGA settlement positioning as a prime candidate…
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Opinion

2019 Elections: Glad I Stood Up To Be Counted For Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the elections have left me wondering if Nigeria is truly a democracy. Or do we merely have a four-yearly ritual in which political cabals renew their hold on power by using a form but not the substance of democracy? As the character Archie said in the British playwright Tom Stoppard’s…
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Kingsley Moghalu: Nigeria’s Next President, By Femi Aribisala

In the past one year, he has spent a great deal of time criss-crossing Nigeria, bringing hope to the despondent; presenting ideas as weapons; educating our future. Barack Obama was just a first-term senator from Illinois when he had the “audacity of hope” to run for president of the United…
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Opinion

2019: Time to Build, Innovate and Grow (BIG), By Kingsley Moghalu

Our vision of an innovation-driven economy will tap into the talents of our youth. This will create the wealth of nations for Nigeria and shield us from the debilitating boom and bust cycles of an economy on fiscal life support from income from natural resources. We will create an environment…
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