Editorial

EDITORIAL: Unearthing the Cogent Lessons In the NESG-CBN Economic Policy Imbroglio

The open disagreement between the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) about both the policy thrust and trajectory of the Nigerian economy has laid bare the conundrum in Nigeria’s economic policy management since the Buhari administration came to power in 2015. The goal of…
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Columns

Nobel Peace Prize: A Case for the White Coat Army, By Owei Lakemfa

Given these records, the Medical Brigade’s promotion of human solidarity and universal peace, the Nobel Peace Prize being for the person who in the preceding year “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity…” and 2020 being largely marked by COVID-19, it is logical for the Nobel…
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Opinion

Fuel Price Hike: Time to Bring Back CNG As A Better Alternative To PMS, By Femi Falana

To add insult to injury, the Federal Government has said that henceforth the prices of fuel would be dictated by market forces. Instead of handing over the Nigerian people to market forces, albeit illegally, I call on ASCAB to mount pressure on the Federal Government to implement the policy of…
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Opinion

Re: Matters of Urgent Attention In the National Economy, By Central Bank of Nigeria

The false alarm raised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group raises serious credibility questions on the actions of the group, as its comments, which have been circulated across the globe, significantly harmed the credibility of the governor and the CBN as an institution. The attention of the Central Bank of…
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Columns

Edo, Ondo, the Frozen Daddy and Petrol Tales, By Reuben Abati

“Keep talking until people begin to die inside this your market of cruel forces. You people have increased VAT. You have increased electricity tariffs by over 100 per cent. Inflation is per cent. Interest rate on savings is a miserable per cent. Prices of rice, beans, pepper and tomatoes have…
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Opinion

Will Health Precautions Affect the Integrity of Elections In West Africa?, By Catherine Angai & Mathias Hounkpe

There are several questions here: How will the pandemic and personal protective measures affect the registration process? How do electoral commissions plan to engage people with comorbidity illnesses, who will avoid going out to register or vote?...The question of what happens to people who are unable to register and therefore…
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