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Guest Columns

Fuel Subsidy Reforms: Moving from Anger to Cooperation, By Victoria Ohaeri

Three years after Nigerians grudgingly submitted to the federal government’s conditions for removing fuel subsidy, government-controlled prices for petroleum products continue to impede the effective implementation of subsidy reforms. Local refineries in Nigeria are either comatose or perform below refining capacity. The practice of adopting uniform benchmark pump prices and…
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Guest Columns

Buhari Should Tax the Rich More and Raise Minimum Wage, By Ahmed Adamu

There have been misconceptions that giving tax incentives to the rich helps to incentivise job creation, because the capitalists are perceived as the job creators. The truth is, they are not. The ordinary consumer is more of a job creator than a capitalist. Business people taking credit for creating jobs…
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Columns

The Zealots’ Misrepresentation of Buhari, By Gimbal Kakanda

What I'm yet to understand now is the refusal of these selectively religious critics to subscribe and heed the invitation to their ideal state, already designed and presented to by the Boko Haram. Obviously they have mistaken Buhari's relative asceticism for fundamentalism, and thus they expect the man would be…
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As Buhari Prepares To Hit the Ground Running, By Steve Ayorinde

With expectation among Nigerians very high, the change mantra through which Buhari earned victory at the polls must translate into quick deliverables without excuses. The type of conference that is holding in Abuja presently is a way of wading through the gale of election promises and settling down to some…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria’s Crisis of Followership, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The blight of hypocrisy extends beyond Abuja, and well beyond politics and politicians. We have a crisis of followership. As Nigerians, we don’t obey the law and we do not follow the is a failure of followership, when we elect politicians who are not fit to be head of households…
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