Opinion

The Diezanis and Dasukis Within Buhari’s Government, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Where is the swiftness with which Buhari ordered Dasuki’s arrest? And why isn’t Lawal’s alleged offence receiving similarly expedited action? Why hasn’t Adesina issued a press statement on the content of the probe report? If Lawal and Oke have been found innocent, they should be reinstated. If guilty, they should…
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Opinion

Nigerian Banks Should Embrace Islamic Finance, By Rafiq Raji

More Nigerian banks would be wise to have Islamic banking windows. That way, they are able to keep all the business of their sometimes affluent Muslim customers, while still availing them of conventional banking services. Global banks already do this for their Middle Eastern customers. Say you are approached by…
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Opinion

Sustainability Reporting: A Strategic Opportunity for the Financial Reporting Council?, By Innocent Okwuosa and Kenneth Amaeshi

...whereas the CBN, NSE, and FRSCC, amongst others, are engaged in the discussions and efforts at the diffusion of sustainability reporting in Nigeria, the FRCN appears to be missing in action. , therefore, a call for FRCN to take its rightful position in the emerging sustainability reporting It is no…
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Opinion

Are Nigerian Financial Regulators Truly Ready for Sustainability?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...the success or failure of sustainability in any of the financial regulators and the industry they regulate will largely depend on the commitment of a financial regulator’s top management leadership to the sustainability cause and agenda. Again, this cannot be overemphasised and should not be taken for granted. Sustainability seems…
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Columns

Senators as Jesters, By Dele Agekameh

Whereas, today’s economic indicators call for serious sober reflection and introspection, asking for subsidy for pilgrimage, a religious-cum-spiritual exercise, at a time the government is seriously scouting for lifeline to revive the comatose economy, smacks of shallow thinking by our so-called senators. In defining who a jester is, Wikipedia, the…
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Columns

Re-purposing the Discussion Around the National Debt, By Uddin Ifeanyi

We are also at the point, 10 years ago, where the threat of “fiscal dominance” was a sufficient worry to persuade government to strengthen the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by granting it both goal and tool independence. Fiscal dominance arises when poor fiscal policy leads to a huge debt…
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