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Employment Apartheid and How Nigerians Always Punch Below their Weight, By ‘Tope Fasua

Just as parents punch below their weights and sometimes limit the destiny of their children by seeking jobs for them in these places – even at the expense of doing away with the family name – so also have many Nigerians decided to reduce a serious matter to the tiny…
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Why The CBN’s MPC May No Longer Matter, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Two new variables make the outlook murkier still. First is the flippancy with which current fiscal authorities weigh in on monetary policy issues. And then is the virulence of dissent within the MPC on preferred policy direction. The first speaks to a danger (to the economy) of the erosion of…
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Monetary Policy, the Naira, and Banks’ Reserves, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Arguably, the biggest of the tasks facing the apex bank in the near-term is, in the MPC's words, that of protecting "the reserve buffer to safeguard the value of the domestic currency and engender overall stability of the banking system". Unfortunately, the MPC's response to this is to open a…
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