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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Opinion

Nigeria Must Not Waste the Opportunity Called COVID-19 Crisis, By ‘Tope Fasua

This COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant shutdowns and global panic offer us an opportunity to throw away the box in which we have imprisoned our minds for too long as a people; as it pertains to our economics that is. Why have all the indices come up short for us.…
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Columns

Saving Nigeria: Integrity Vs. Competence, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...it will matter that we understand both the dynamics of our economy, the dynamics of the changing global economy, and how both interface if the resulting disruption is not to challenge everything this country has stood As this process gathers momentum, it will help that those who are saddled with…
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Columns

Our Elite and a Path Previously Taken, By Uddin Ifeanyi

That experiment didn’t end quite well. Domestic prices just wouldn’t cooperate with the government of the day. Not even a barter system that sought to swap domestic crude production for imported “essential commodities” moved the economy’s growth needle. Neither did a change in the currency, which as usual was advertised…
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Columns

Xenophobia, Economic Downturns, and Social Envy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

If we judge the rectitude of policies by their outcomes and not by how well-intended they were, there is no doubt that the ZANU-PF’s command-and-control policies ruined that beautiful country. Context, then, within which to appraise the decision by the ruling All Progressives Congress in Nigeria that the solution to…
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