Columns

Throwing a Lavish Party for the Dead, By Okey Ndibe

Regardless of the festering economic crisis in the country, regardless of the hordes of unemployed youngsters in the country, regardless of the thinning hope and burgeoning despair in the land—some people have figured that the most sensible thing to do is stage contests for the most gaudy, expensive and spectacular…
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Opinion

Breaking the Cycle of Dependence, By Rauf Aregbesola

We also need a national policy on entrepreneurship development. The most successful and leading enterprises in the country are owned largely by foreigners, with our people being minority shareholders. A system where it is easier to prosper and succeed in business through buying and selling is inherently anti-development. Entrepreneurship training…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Economic Recession Is Real But Would Not Last, By Muhammadu Buhari

Temporary problems should not blind or divert us from the corrective course this government has charted for our nation. We have identified the country’s salient problems and we are working hard at lasting solutions. Today, 1st of October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians. On this day, 56…
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Opinion

Surviving Recession Without Selling National Asset, By Odilim Enwegbara

Beside external borrowing, this government should be bold enough to seek a law that will allow it to begin the sequestration of all the oil blocks that previous governments handed to some local and foreign cronies, fronting for these past leaders. Those making declarations of non-performing asset are as wrong…
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Columns

National Asset Sales and Elite Conspiracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Government should not stretch the patience of Nigerians to its elastic limit. The 2012 fuel scarcity strike set the stage for the eventual defeat of the Jonathan PDP government. The APC government of Buhari can at best take a cue from that ugly past. Just because the richest man in…
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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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