Opinion

Mustapha Chike-Obi, and the Naira’s Journey To Zimbabwe, By ‘Tope Fasua

My advise is that we continue managing our currency, howbeit very subtly, with the CBN saying very little, while we stop our unnecessary ego-driven spending, and get on a programme whereby we can bring serious productivity to this The alternatives proposed Chike-Obi on naira management, may however see our kite…
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Opinion

“Deregulation” As An Overused Lie In Nigeria, By ‘Tope Fasua

Deregulation is, in other words, real and proper regulation of an industry.  Are we ready to stop corruption or get Nigerians to do the right thing in their roles? Are we ready to stop this self-imposed rat-race that we foisted on ourselves?  I don’t think so. That we never learnt…
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Columns

From APC’s Promise of Change To Buhari’s Change of Promise, By Majeed Dahiru

...President Buhari’s change of promise from revamping Nigeria’s moribund refineries and construction of new ones to achieve self-sufficiency in access to refined products to the continuous importation of petrol at prices to be determined by international market forces, is a betrayal of the trust of millions of Nigeria's working class,…
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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

The Deregulation Debate: A Practical Guide To Deregulating Petrol Prices, By Odion Omonfoman

Any effective deregulation of PMS prices would need to deal with the Nigerian factor, in terms of profiteering, price collusion, pump price manipulation and product hoarding to create artificial scarcity. Perhaps, no other factor would determine the successful deregulation of PMS prices more than Nigerians themselves. The debate for the…
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Opinion

Fuel Price Increase: Doing the Right Thing Wrongly, By Tolu Onabolu

On the issue of this “ghost price limit hike”, Nigerians cannot be expected to trust this administration any longer. Therefore, the government must stop playing these childish games with the people’s lives and come up with an honest policy of full deregulation. I am not a fan of government subsidising…
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