Opinion

Has Monetary Policy Reached the End of Its Tether In Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Fasua

We certainly need more activist, more dynamic monetary policy that thinks outside the box in order to get this economy GROWING. Growth should be our focus, in my view, not inflation. Matured economies should worry more about inflation. How can our GDP be growing at per cent and we are…
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Opinion

Why the Muddle On Social Intervention?, By Kanmi Ademiluyi

It is clear that two roads face us in this country. Either to stick with a political economy based on croynism, which the incomparable Fela Kuti described as "paddy, paddy" government or pursue policies which will be of benefit to the overwhelming majority and their families. A well coordinated anti-poverty…
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Opinion

Federal Republic of Inequality and Oppression, By ‘Tope Fasua

The problem we seem to have is that the oppressors of Nigeria are also holding themselves down. It is said that you cannot actually pin a man down, except you stay down with him. So Nigeria’s oppressors are local champions. If they let Nigerians breathe, and thrive, even they will…
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Columns

Nigeria Air and Hadi Sirika: Why Transparency Matters, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Given the total information blackout, a lot of speculations arose that he was planning to use the asset of Arik and Aero start the new airline. Others speculated that he was begging Qatar Air to come and set up an airline for us. Speculation became the sole mode of engagement…
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Opinion

Can Nigeria Ever Achieve Single-Digit Lending Rates?, By ‘Tope Fasua

...it is far better – and more reasonable and feasible – to achieve a 15 percent growth of the overall economy year on year, while living with double digit interest rates and double-digit inflation. That is what we should be targeting for now. There are too many sectors of the…
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Opinion

A Highly Imperative Transportation Policy, By Eric Teniola

When Chief Rotimi Amaechi told the nation in 2015 that he would reform the transport system, I suggested that he should take a look at the comprehensive seventy-eight page report of the Musa Adede committee. To me that report is a major guide in solving our transportation problems. On resumption…
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Opinion

Solutions to Addressing the Challenges of the Power Sector Privatisation, By Odion Omonfoman

The privatisation of the power sector, while transparently conducted, was fraught with a number of missteps and set to go wrong from the start of the process. Four years after, the privatisation has proven to be problematic, and may result in a sovereign debt burden for Nigeria and Nigerians. The…
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Guest Columns

Ping-Pong Tournaments Between Fiscalists and Monetarists, By ‘Tope Fasua

Anyone that suggests that this economy will pull out of this morass first by reducing interest rates, so that people can borrow more, and hopefully employ more, and build big businesses, and then pay taxes, before we all have a taste of nirvana, does not love this country. What we…
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