Opinion

COVID-19: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, By Lawretta Egba

Today, we have now been met with a holistic problem and there are no clear-cut solutions. There’s no eliminating the existence of the pandemic for now. Our only option is to come together to face the sea, increase our chances of finding a miracle that will part this sea and…
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Opinion

Revisiting the Corruption Theory of A Departed Journalist, By Banji Ojewale

- Pini Jason An understanding of Jason’s Law of that to tackle official and unofficial corruption and earn us an honourable place in the league of nations, we must halt the graft competition sparked by a government that runs an insular philosophy. We must have policies that accommodate every citizen…
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Columns

The Short-Term Pains and Long-Term Gains of Nigeria’s “Great Leap Forward”, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Still, it is not all doom and gloom. We however take solace in the fact that while the Great Leap Forward resulted in famines that killed off tens of millions of Chinese peasants between 1959 and 1961, China’s eventual embrace of market reforms in 1979 saw it help more than…
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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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Opinion

Aregbesola: Passing the Torch To Oyetola, By Niyi Akinnaso

Today, Osun is regarded as the best State in the country in social protection and investment programmes by various international indices. “There was no file I treated that must not first pass through him (Oyetola) before getting to me. He is a major contributor to the success of this administration.…
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Columns

Manufacturing In Nigeria: Status, Challenges and Opportunities, By Rafiq Raji

...manufacturing is challenging in Nigeria. But there is a clear desire by the government to encourage more of it through import bans, facilitation of cheaper funding, discriminatory foreign exchange policies, and so Interested companies, whether local or foreign, would do well to key ’s initiatives to ensure they get the…
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Columns

Q2, 2018 GDP Numbers: Tales Of The Expected?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

One thing is clear, well into the twilight of the Buhari administration’s first four-year term, old problems remain with the economy. Fifteen months into our economic recovery, momentum is still under-powered. With the population growing at around 3 per cent annually, domestic output growth needs to rise by much more…
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