Opinion

COVID-19: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity at the Sub-national Level, By Kayode Fayemi

...as we battle a pandemic that has no appreciation of tribe, religion, or political affiliation, we only require bold ideas, but also the conviction to press ahead with good decisions, and the courage to jettison bad ones that impede our progress. As Jawaharlal Nehru famously said, “crises and deadlocks when…
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Columns

PenCom and the Uncertain Future of the Nigerian Worker, By Majeed Dahiru

The larger implication of the current financial haemorrhage at PenCom is not only a reversal of the modest gains in the period after the pension reforms of 2004, but may likely compel a relapse of the plight of pensioners to their impoverished conditions before the reforms. As Nigerian workers joined…
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Opinion

Re: ‘Why The Presidency Should Save PenCom From Politics’, By Olumide Bajulaiye

...it is safe to leave the legality of Amazu’s disengagement for the court to decide since the issues have been presented before it. However, it should be noted that the Pension Reform Act gives the president the power to remove any or all members of the PenCom executive management in…
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Opinion

Why the Presidency Should Save PenCom From Politics, By Kenneth Amaeshi

The industry should not, also, be seen as one that is easily susceptible to the pressures of politics and politicians. This will spell doom for it. It is always dangerous to mix regulation of certain critical industries with partisan politics. That is why most central banks and other financial regulators…
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Opinion

Are Nigerian Financial Regulators Truly Ready for Sustainability?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...the success or failure of sustainability in any of the financial regulators and the industry they regulate will largely depend on the commitment of a financial regulator’s top management leadership to the sustainability cause and agenda. Again, this cannot be overemphasised and should not be taken for granted. Sustainability seems…
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Opinion

Nigerian Financial Regulators and the Prospects of Sustainable Finance, By Kenneth Amaeshi

It is obvious that sustainability is no longer an option. It is fast becoming a necessity. The changing finance landscape orchestrated by the sustainability turn in Nigeria can either mar or save your business. As Hölderlin – a German poet – put it: “…where danger lies, also lies the saving…
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Opinion

PenCom Boss Sack: How Government Shot Itself In the Foot, By Cheta Nwanze

The closer one looks at the events surrounding the recent happenings at PenCom, it is hard to escape the feeling that the federal government may have needlessly shot itself in the foot. For a man who has been relatively quiet since returning to the country in March, President Muhammadu Buhari…
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Opinion

Tackling the Civil Service as Engine Room of Nigerian Corruption, By Monday Ubani

Much has been written and massive exposures made of the corruption of the political class but not much has been written, exposed or known of the corruption in the civil service, perpetrated by the civil servants, both at the State and Federal levels. It has a more devastating effect and…
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