Opinion

Government Has Business Doing Business, By Majeed Dahiru

...the concept of ‘government having no business doing business’ is flawed and should be rescinded going forward. Government must do business and do it well. Government cannot abandon its economic role to private entities and just exist for politics. With the crumbling of the Berlin wall, which signaled the re-unification…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: How Buhari Helped Nigeria Into Recession and How He Can Take Us Out Of It

Painful as it has been for the vast majority of Nigerians, the country’s worst recession in 30 years is an opportunity to deeply reflect on the wobbly structure of our country’s economy and learn some basic lessons on how to move Nigeria forward. PREMIUM TIMES believes that while it is…
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Opinion

Surmounting an Economic Recession, By Taiwo Odukoya

...we should seize this period to correct the structural and attitudinal deficiencies that make us vulnerable to global economic shocks. This is the time to keep hope alive. To unite around the common cause of moving Nigeria out of economically troubled waters into the calm seas of prosperity and progress.…
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Columns

Nigeria: Time to Question Everything, By Okey Ndibe

Despite his hectoring rhetoric, President Buhari has no formula for taming the country’s divisive impulses and knocking Nigeria into shape. The sooner he abandons the illusion that he runs a cohesive country, the better for all of us. Nigeria’s economic crisis is acute, exacerbated by religious tensions and political fault…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Current Economic Woes, How Complicit is the Buhari Administration?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

To the extent that the reforms it later came to embrace had been put out even before it assumed office as essential to giving the economy a new lease on life, the administration’s lateness to the game is a strange call to make. Essentially, the argument over the extent of…
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Columns

Naira, Between the CBN’s Dream and its Nightmare, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The CBN may look to its political space for cues, but its mandate is an economic one. If after freeing the naira from current policy impediments it loses value rapidly, that would be because the economy (and the policy responses of its managers) do not yet support a currency as…
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