Columns

Our Elite and a Path Previously Taken, By Uddin Ifeanyi

That experiment didn’t end quite well. Domestic prices just wouldn’t cooperate with the government of the day. Not even a barter system that sought to swap domestic crude production for imported “essential commodities” moved the economy’s growth needle. Neither did a change in the currency, which as usual was advertised…
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Opinion

International Tax Emergency: A Critical Time For Developing Nations To Speak Up!, By José Antonio Ocampo

It is time for developing countries to mobilise. Increasing their fiscal resources is the only way to improve access to health, education, gender equality or the fight against climate change. If the heads of state and finance ministers of these countries continue to underestimate the importance of these debates, they…
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Opinion

Africa Must Raise Taxes To Fight Climate Change Better, By Léonce Ndikumana

...there is an urgent need for developing countries to participate actively in the drafting of new tax standards. Africa is now the most vulnerable region to climate change, although it has only marginally contributed to it. It is time for the continent to make its voice heard to recover resources…
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The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (1), By Femi Aribisala

If Buhari and the APC are allowed to get away with this kind of daylight robbery, then every future election in Nigeria will be decided by daylight robberies. What Atiku did, therefore, was to provide some forlorn hope for democracy to survive in Nigeria by resorting to the courts. In…
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Columns

Growing the Share of Revenue Government Collects As Taxes, By Uddin Ifeanyi

At 35 per cent, our company income tax rate is one of the highest in the world. But a slew of exemptions, waivers, and holidays meant that last year, the effective income tax paid by companies operating in the country was, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), just 6…
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Opinion

Tinubu and the Nigerian Economy: Prodding A Gathering of the ‘Deaf’?, By ‘Tope Fasua

I would want Bola Tinubu to do us all a big favour and move away from these taunting, tantalising and brain-wracking sweet statements to sitting on the governments he helped put in place to ensure the prevailing thinking changes and they do the needful. Maybe this article should have been…
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Opinion

Why Even Investment Funds Want More Corporate Tax Transparency, By Daniel Bertossa

Investment fund managers know that the lack of tax transparency from multinationals often disguises underlying business failures. While it might help deliver executive bonuses, it exposes investors to unforeseen risks and may hide profits that should be returned as dividends. Who would dream of putting an end to the culture…
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Columns

How Well Did We Do, Last Year?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Unfortunately, over the years, the federal government’s guidance on the economy’s outlook has diverged from eventual outcomes in ways that have turned the former into an exercise in creative writing. The eventual outcome, as in the numbers for last year’s budget, is not so much stranger than fiction. But undiluted…
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