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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Columns

Nigeria’s Wrong Notion of Opposition Politics, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

PDP and other opposition parties should talk Instead they should consult, organise and strategise more on how to win back the hearts of Nigerians. Condemning every step of the ruling party is not constructive and cannot serve the PDP’s interest. What will stand it in good stead is to task…
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Chris Ngige Fights For Oppressive ExxonMobil Instead of Nigerian Workers, By Femi Aribisala

The message Chris Ngige delivered to ExxonMobil loud and clear is that it does not have to be subject to Nigerian laws. It can operate here in Nigeria as a law unto itself. Last week, I complained that 860 Nigerian workers at ExxonMobil (Nigeria) are being treated like orphans in…
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Opinion

Moving Nigeria Forward: An Open Letter to President Buhari, By Omar, Ibrahim, et al.

...there is consensus in the country that your economic management team simply does not have the capacity to meet the nation’s expectations. The recent publication of the economic recovery and growth plan after 20 months in office is an indication of the team’s lethargy, even if it is a significant…
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Opinion

Policy Perspective: Fixing Nigeria the Healthy Way, By Seyi Makinde

The potential of this National Health Act to flip the proverbial coin is rooted in the consensus that its impact is strongest at the primary healthcare level due to the proposed Basic Health Care Provision Fund, 50 percent of which will finance a “basic minimum package of health services to…
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Opinion

Buhari: ‘Reforming’ Electoral Laws While Disrespecting Other Laws?, By Jideofor Adibe

Critics also question the discrepancy between the government’s rhetoric and practice, especially as the government routinely disobeys court orders and just recently used the DSS to harass judges. Since the rule of law is the foundation of democracy, critics argue that it is pointless for the government to seek to…
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Opinion

Youth Restiveness, Militancy and the Intractable Problems of the Niger Delta, By Austin Emaduku

The most important way of ensuring sustainable growth is through infrastructure. So, as a short time measure, the Federal Government should mobilise massive funds for immediate investment in basic infrastructure across the region. This will not only raise the standard of living but will boost economic activities and employment generation.…
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