Opinion

Fuel Price Hike: Time to Bring Back CNG As A Better Alternative To PMS, By Femi Falana

To add insult to injury, the Federal Government has said that henceforth the prices of fuel would be dictated by market forces. Instead of handing over the Nigerian people to market forces, albeit illegally, I call on ASCAB to mount pressure on the Federal Government to implement the policy of…
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Opinion

Of Governance Cost and VP Osinbajo’s Jeremiad, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

...what the nation needs now is a leadership that understands the urgency that this critical time requires; one that is ready to go beyond rhetoric and take ACTIONABLE measures to arrest the situation. That the VP, unarguably one of the brightest minds in this administration, would show up in performative…
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Columns

Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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Opinion

Crass Individualism: The Coup Against the Nigeria of Our Dream, By Osmund Agbo

Like everything good, we cannot just wish our dream country into existence. It’s the duty of every citizen to make the sacrifices necessary to build a better nation. A strong and prosperous Nigeria will be of greatest service to Nigerians as well as offer a ray of hope to the…
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Opinion

AfDB Leadership Tussles and the Powerful Outside Bully From Within, By Nuruddeen Muhammad

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina's passion in value addition by Africa to African commodities, in the context of a solid African support base from influential leaders like Ouattara, can only be ruptured by a powerful outsider from the inside. With about per cent shareholding in the Bank, the is it's largest non-regional…
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Opinion

Petroleum Sector Reform: President Buhari, Do It Now!, By Patrick Okigbo III

President Buhari, this is the time to act. As was the case in 2016, you have another golden opportunity to remove the fuel subsidy and rout those who have continued to profit from the subsidy at the detriment of the masses. Let market forces determine the price of fuel as…
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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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