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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Columns

Nigeria: Cautious Economic Outlook As Politics Weigh, By Rafiq Raji

Investors are understandably taking precautions. Ecobank’s Nonyane shares insights from her observations of the markets and note-sharing with clients: “From a financial market perspective, we have certainly seen investors being a lot more conservative with risk taking on NGN assets over the past six months on the back of the…
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Opinion

Harnessing Regional Potentials: the Private Sector and the Nigerian Economy, By Alaba Lawson

...NACCIMA reiterates its support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and emphasises that Nigeria cannot afford to lose out in the opportunities inherent in a common African market. This also underscores the saying that you can only score a goal as a member of a football team when…
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Columns

Sierra Leone: Bio’s Need To Face Reality, By Rafiq Raji

It is doubtful, however, that the government can afford these ordinarily laudable programmes at this time. International donors could help, for sure. To encourage them back, Mr. Bio would have to tackle corruption head on. This might be a little difficult. At the opening of parliament on May 10, ahead…
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Opinion

2019: Time to Build, Innovate and Grow (BIG), By Kingsley Moghalu

Our vision of an innovation-driven economy will tap into the talents of our youth. This will create the wealth of nations for Nigeria and shield us from the debilitating boom and bust cycles of an economy on fiscal life support from income from natural resources. We will create an environment…
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