Opinion

A Blue Economy: What Nigeria Could Learn From Seychelles, By Rafiq Raji

...an ambitious blue economy agenda need not weigh significantly on the government’s finances: it could be self-funding if creativity is applied. In the Nigerian case, however, any potential gains would require some initial investment by the government to resuscitate the country’s polluted coasts and waters, especially in the Niger Delta…
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Opinion

2018 Agriculture Budget: Setting the Agenda, By Eze Onyekpere

The allocation to agriculture in 2017 was about two percent of the budget. However, Nigeria made a commitment under the Maputo Declaration to dedicate not less than 10 percent of her budget to agriculture. Considering other urgent demands on the public purse, not less than five percent of the overall…
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Opinion

A Strategic Approach Against Corruption, By Opeyemi Agbaje

...its loudest public often complemented the information-based anti-corruption rhetoric of the EFCC and other government officials and agencies, rather than a strategic and institutional approach to combating corruption, which is where I believe the focus should be. In this first two years of the Buhari presidency, the government has basically…
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Columns

Our Brand New Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This government has already built a solid reputation as the slowest government in Nigerian history. If it took 20 out of the available 48 months to develop the Plan, I wonder when the gear will shift to full implementation. Finally, after 20 months in office, the government published its Economic…
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