Opinion

Communications Service Tax: A Helping Hand Or A Distressing Blow?, By Jayne Augoye

If Senator Ali Ndume is really looking to shield the poor from unfair taxation, would it not be more effective if he backs the VAT, which proposes to charge per cent on luxury items to be majorly borne by the middle class and rich, rather than the CST which would…
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Columns

I Wanted To ‘Insult’ The President, But I Didn’t Want To Go To Jail, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...as you would imagine, I would talk about Sowore whether or not I’ll end up in jail? Why? An injury to one is an injury to all. Let’s not mince words: Filing charges against Sowore for “insulting” the president is laughable, a complete abuse of federal powers and a lowering…
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Opinion

Throwing Fowler Under the Bus for Economic Underperformance?, By ‘Tope Fasua

...as much as we know the issues around Fowler’s leadership of FIRS, we disagree with Kyari; Fowler is not to blame for the drastic drop in collections. If we must blame anyone, we should blame the supreme leader, who takes issues of the people’s welfare with much levity. And we…
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Columns

Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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Columns

Nigeria: A Post-Oil ‘Future’ Thats Already Here!, By Olly Owen

Planning for the future highlights that policies and institutions, plans and whole mindsets, will need to reorient in acceptance that Nigeria has already entered a post-oil present. This means that policymakers either taking positive decisions to reorient towards capturing new bases of growth, and facing the new realities of an…
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Columns

Missing Secret In Yari’s Masterclass, By Azu Ishiekwene

We need governors who can find a way to cut-out fat in useless bureaucracies, keep overheads low and shun unnecessary foreign trips. Those who will reward talent, invest in education and health and let citizens know that uncontrolled population is a time bomb. We need thinking Zamfara State governor and…
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Opinion

FIRS: A Forceful Collector of Taxes In An Era of Poverty (1), By Eric Teniola

In the face of it all, Dr. Fowler will come with his taxation drive in order to ‘meet target or surpass target’, in a manner that renders us helpless like poor orphans. Target! Target!! Target!!! is all that matters, without considering the human aspect. The government must realise that over-taxation…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Atiku: An Ambition Capable of Endangering Our Commonwealth, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The stage is set for Nigerians to pick their poison. It is a choice between a notoriously slow, nepotistic, irredentist, sitting president they know and an amoral, shadowy, slippery bandit, whose wealth is considered to have been notoriously derived from graft and economic exploitation of the state. Campaign for political…
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