Editorial

EDITORIAL: Unearthing the Cogent Lessons In the NESG-CBN Economic Policy Imbroglio

The open disagreement between the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) about both the policy thrust and trajectory of the Nigerian economy has laid bare the conundrum in Nigeria’s economic policy management since the Buhari administration came to power in 2015. The goal of…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Unraveling Economy, and the Need for Cost-Refective Tarrifs, By Cheta Nwanze

...When devaluation happens, exports should become cheaper to foreign customers and imports costlier to those bringing stuff in. We should be seriously working towards drastically improving our export rates. But this devaluation will only make more sense if we have policies in place to encourage businesses to flourish. There is…
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Opinion

The Pandemic and Energy Transition: the Future of Work, Post-COVID-19, By Udom Inoyo

has a report that Huawei has already highlighted seven technologies that will reshape the oil business: from big data and analytics, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and edge computing, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, robotics and drones, 5G networks and collaboration tools. Will the members of PENGASSAN be…
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Opinion

A Night In the Life of An SGBV Responder, By Chioma Agwuegbo

We made it to NAPTIP’s Head Office, confirmed the accused had been isolated from other inmates (we had been told by the community that he has tuberculosis), established that his documentation would be completed the next morning, and finally, it was time to head home. Time check? The call came…
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Opinion

The Mad Scramble For Money By the Nigerian Government, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the government needs more money, and the people must pay. Stamp duty is the new darling – the best extortion instrument resurrected by the Buhari government and it is being honed for more brutal effectiveness on a daily basis, to the extent that different agencies are fighting for the weapon.…
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Columns

Why the New Unemployment Numbers Are Not Good, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the challenge for a government that wants to return its economy to the path of growth is clear ― turn this circle virtuous! Government, as part of this process, may not employ every labourer in our space. Indeed, it cannot. Better, therefore, to make it easier for private persons to…
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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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