Opinion

Nigeria’s Economy and the Bad Manager Syndrome, By Olufemi Boyede

We take one step forward and a hundred steps backward. Policies are invented from the moon and almost circumvented at the point of implementation, while players and policy handlers carry on as if the nation is a pawn on a chessboard. Obviously no nation can make appreciable progress if bedevilled…
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Opinion

Politics Apart – Putting Government Under Immediate Performance Pressure, By ‘Tope Fasua

If I could get the thinking around our budgeting to change, and also affect our economic ideology – in terms of a much-faster, and more inclusive growth, with a thinning down of the debilitating inequality in the land, truly, I would have ‘won’. The lives of our most-vulnerable people should…
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Columns

Nigeria: Cautious Economic Outlook As Politics Weigh, By Rafiq Raji

Investors are understandably taking precautions. Ecobank’s Nonyane shares insights from her observations of the markets and note-sharing with clients: “From a financial market perspective, we have certainly seen investors being a lot more conservative with risk taking on NGN assets over the past six months on the back of the…
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Opinion

Federal Republic of Inequality and Oppression, By ‘Tope Fasua

The problem we seem to have is that the oppressors of Nigeria are also holding themselves down. It is said that you cannot actually pin a man down, except you stay down with him. So Nigeria’s oppressors are local champions. If they let Nigerians breathe, and thrive, even they will…
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Columns

Q2, 2018 GDP Numbers: Tales Of The Expected?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

One thing is clear, well into the twilight of the Buhari administration’s first four-year term, old problems remain with the economy. Fifteen months into our economic recovery, momentum is still under-powered. With the population growing at around 3 per cent annually, domestic output growth needs to rise by much more…
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Columns

Foreign Capital Imports, Investor Confidence, and Economic Reforms, By Uddin Ifeanyi

How important, therefore, is it that the United States of America accounted for percent of capital that came into the country last year, Europe (including the the United Kingdom’s percent) accounted for percent, Asia (or more precisely, Singapore), percent, and Africa (South Africa and Mauritius) percent? This depends on one’s…
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