Opinion

The Nigerian Paradox of Declining Income and Increasing Taxation, By Ehireme Alexis Uddin

Is tax important? Yes. But not when it always comes in the form of a money grab. You cannot raise taxes when incomes are not increasing and when government expenditure is not transparent and is riddled with corruption. I remember being in primary school when I read in the newspapers…
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Columns

The Curse of Chief Festus, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...a bit like planting seeds ahead of the season, such tariffs end up diverting citizens' scarce resources into the pockets of “foresighted” entrepreneurs like Chief Festus, whose only claim to managerial savvy is that they either receive subsidies from government under the pretext of a national industrial policy, or have…
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Opinion

A Looming Depression: the Best Opportunity To Take Control Of Our Economy, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the time to do something different is now. Our profound opportunity exists around reorganising our society. Now that everyone is minding their own country, under this period of global scare, home bias and lethargy, we should be making a move to get Nigerians to move their intellectual and entrepreneurial capacities…
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Columns

COVID-19 and Pre-existing Economic Vulnerabilities, By Uddin Ifeanyi

As with persons described as most vulnerable to the Nigerian economy laboured under a raft of pre-existing conditions before the pandemic took hold. Large cargoes of our premium blend crude oil were roaming the seas in search of So, not only were our fiscal numbers already compromised, accretions to the…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Survival In a Post-COVID-19 World, By Majeed Dahiru

Going forward, if Nigeria survives the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, its continuous survival in a post-COVID-19 world depends on its ability to restructure or re-configure the structure of its state from a politically wired-to-fail country into an economically programmed-to-succeed A combination of lower demands as a result of acute…
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Opinion

What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus, By Atiku Abubakar 

We are at a crossroads, and we need to think and act our way into taking the right road. History will forgive us if we make the wrong decisions, but it certainly will not forgive us if we take no decisions in the misguided belief that others will save us.…
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