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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Opinion

Mama Oyoyo, We Have Debt, Revenue and Expenditure Problems, By ‘Tope Fasua

I urge those running the economic not to bully the rest of us with this ‘we have a revenue not a debt problem’ rhetoric. We have more problems than that. It is not an ‘either/or’ scenario. To add to the problems with debt AND revenue, we must add the fact…
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Columns

Growing the Share of Revenue Government Collects As Taxes, By Uddin Ifeanyi

At 35 per cent, our company income tax rate is one of the highest in the world. But a slew of exemptions, waivers, and holidays meant that last year, the effective income tax paid by companies operating in the country was, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), just 6…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria: Nurturing the Anger of the Poor, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The ingredients of violent agitation are threatening to come together. The populist posture will soon wear out. The government must take active steps to guarantee legal rights to basic needs like food, health and education. Failure to act will threaten Nigeria's corporate existence. "No more free money". Some of us…
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Opinion

Engaging CBN’s Recent Monetary Policy Considerations, By Temitope Laniran

...it can be argued that maintaining an expensive naira by the MPC through till the elections, bearing in mind the usual increase in liquidity that often leads up to elections, was a quite reasonable decision, however with the current trends and turn of events in the post-election period, a reduction…
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