Opinion

There Is No Development Without Financial Transparency, By Léonce Ndikumana

We, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), believe it is time for Africa to start addressing the question of transparency. Nigeria, for example, should require beneficial ownership registration in public registries. In Angola, she is known as “the Princess”; a smart and innovative businesswoman, famous for…
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Opinion

Why Even Investment Funds Want More Corporate Tax Transparency, By Daniel Bertossa

Investment fund managers know that the lack of tax transparency from multinationals often disguises underlying business failures. While it might help deliver executive bonuses, it exposes investors to unforeseen risks and may hide profits that should be returned as dividends. Who would dream of putting an end to the culture…
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Opinion

To Rescue Nigeria, We Must Go Into War Mode, By ‘Tope Fasua

I have always advised that Nigeria should go into war mode against poverty and our permanent economic depression. That is how the problem must be approached. Our current and future presidents must see themselves as war-time leaders for as far as the eyes can see. Anything less is just akin…
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Opinion

London 2016, A Recognition of Buhari’s Focus, By Garba Shehu

It is hoped that the bilateral discussions between the British prime minister and our president will do everything to possible to take the relationship between the two countries to newer heights. President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in London on Tuesday to join 50 other world leaders at a landmark international anti-corruption…
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Opinion

Time To Ignore IMF’s Unsolicited Advice, By Odilim Enwegbara

...government should make sure that fiscal and monetary policymakers are working together to promote a sustainable inward-looking economy, which in promoting real sector firms along with imposition of an all-encompassing local content regime, should be rolling out millions of jobs. This cannot be more timely. Western governments always pursue Keynesian…
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Opinion

#EvenItUp: Buhari’s Cabinet and the Dark Shades of Gender Equality, By Victoria Ohaeri

In Nigeria, the relationship between gender equality and economic growth may have to be explored further. Nevertheless, from 2011 to 2015 when more women superintended executive policymaking and corporate boardrooms, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product witnessed unrivalled upward reviews, reaching an all-time high of billion dollars in 2014. Reports from the…
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Opinion

As Buhari Blazes The Trail for Merit, By Reno Omokri

Recently there was a big uproar about the appointments made by President Buhari. I disagreed with those who complained that the President's appointment were lopsided. Appointments should not be made on the basis of ethnicity, region or religion. Appointments should be made strictly on merit! As far as I am…
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Guest Columns

Remedy for a Trillion Dollar Problem?, By Alvin Mosioma, Kenneth Okoth & Khanyisile Tshabalala

Africa is Bleeding. But it’s not a physical wound; it’s a financial one, and it’s allowing more to leave in illicit flows - money that is illegally transferred, earned, or utilised – than the amount received in development aid. Though the loss is coming out of Africa, and other developing…
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