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Bámidélé Upfront

Beyond Selfies: Zuckerberg’s Visit and The Knowledge Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is light years behind in the new knowledge economy. For it to compete, ground work must be laid to become factor driven, efficiency driven and innovation driven. A lot of work needs to be done in education and skills development, power generation and distribution, technological readiness and innovation. Beyond…
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Opinion

Naira’s Official Devaluation: The Danger Ahead, By Odilim Enwegbara

The unexplained danger ahead is that once official devaluation starts, no doubt, the so-called market forces, composed mostly of currency speculators, money launderers, bank fraudsters, outright economic saboteurs and monopolists, along with foreign arbitrage chasers, such as foreign portfolio investors/hedge funds managers, who are their partners-in-crime, would be quick to…
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Opinion

The Need for a New Blueprint for Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector, By Fred Adetiba

When we have a comprehensive blueprint as described, detailing enabling policies and regulations, this should be properly made available to the public. It would guide all who are interested in the different areas in the entire production process, which they might consider investing in, while boosting the mechanisation of agriculture,…
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Guest Columns

The Age of the Shadow Economy, By Chris Ngwodo

Ultimately, we must move from mega-solutions to micro-solutions – from the ponderous and the gigantic to small, nimble, adaptable systems. We do not, for example, necessarily need a “national” power grid, when we can encourage local, communal, state and regional energy solutions. We need a shift from top-down trickle-down economics…
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Opinion

Financing Development Under President Buhari: The Role of Pan African DFIs, By Roberts Orya

Nigeria is in a unique position to tap into the emerging global finance that would increasingly promote sustainable development. Nigerians now lead the two frontline Pan African Development Finance Institutions. Erstwhile Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina assumed the leadership of African Development Bank (AfDB) on…
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Uncategorized

The Work of Restoration and Renewal of Nigeria Is Urgent and Immense, By Muhammadu Buhari

Protocols It is with great pleasure that I address you today, my ministers-designate, at this retreat in preparation for your swearing–in as the cabinet that will run this administration. We must count ourselves privileged to have been chosen among millions of our compatriots at this historic time to be the…
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Guest Columns

What Inauguration of Buhari As President Means for Business, By Soji Apampa

With about 20 plus days to the much-awaited inauguration of Buhari and Osinbajo respectively as President and Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, given the current realities of Nigeria’s economy, there is growing debate in various circles over what this might mean for business. Will the next four years…
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