Opinion

Who Can Fix Nigeria’s Housing Problems?, By Roland Igbinoba

Frankly speaking, Nigeria’s housing problem is derived from a historical lack of focus on housing development. Over the years, the country has not been able to develop a viable and sustained housing finance system either because of lack of expertise, up to date and knowledgeable industry leaders especially in the…
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Bámidélé Upfront

President Buhari, Sign The Proceeds of Crime Bill Into Law, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria needs a wide-ranging piece of legislation that will lead to the prosecution of any person who has laundered the proceeds of crime. The full strength of the legislation will be a powerful new tool in the battle against bribery and other related forms of corruption. It will help prosecutors…
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Columns

Cultivating a Culture of Prudent Resources Management, By Muhammadu Buhari

I would like also, as a former governor myself, to remind us the need for neighbouring states to cooperate closely on projects such as interstate and feeder roads, soil erosion, desertification and other developmental programmes. Our country is one and we who have the responsibility to run it must lead…
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Guest Columns

Why the Federal Government Should Prosecute Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, By Femi Akinfolarin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is probably the most important government institution in Nigeria because it largely funds the federal, states and local governments via its payments into the Federation Account of income from Nigeria’s oil field operations. The parastatal provides about 70% of all government revenue. This income…
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Guest Columns

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions (1), By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

I read some of the responses to my article, “Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election”, and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the debate. I am glad that the debate has finally taken off. I have decided, for the record, to re-enter the debate if only to…
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Economy

Making Sense of Our New Policy Direction, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The central bank's (CBN) rate-setting committee, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), ended its November meeting (last week) with arguably the boldest steps it has taken of late. While the decision to move the mid-point of the naira from the fictional position (N155/US$1) it has been held at by the CBN…
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Editorial

Analysis: New CBN governor must work to restore financial sector confidence

“Mr. Emefiele has the responsibility to find a way of restoring the era of strong legacy of excellent financial sector management set in motion by his predecessor.” Godwin Emefiele assumed office on Tuesday as the 11th governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. The former Group Managing Director of…
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Opinion

Nonsense in the Financial Reporting Council Report on the CBN, By Peregrino Brimah

The author says the FRC report as it is calls to question "the capacity of our government as presently constituted to properly audit its officials". Nigeria's ministries, ministers and lawmakers are the highest paid in the entire world. Equipment purchases and renovations for these departments run into billions with computers…
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