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Guest Columns

Boko Haram: A Manifestation of State Failure; Not the Nature of Islam, By Muhammad Sanusi II

Let me stress that I do not believe that every marginalised or poor Muslim is an extremist. However, I believe the point has been made that certain social and economic conditions are fertile ground for breeding violent movements — be they religious extremists or ethnic militia or just criminal gangs.…
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Opinion

The Kano Emirate Crisis As Buhari’s Baby, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Kano Emirate crisis portends a troubling future. It is Kano today but it can be any other Nigerian kingdom tomorrow. Unless President Buhari is crisis-happy, he should hasten and call Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to order. The swirling notion that the emirate crisis is a state matter is pure baloney.…
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Columns

Nigerian Banks, Billionaires and Your Sorry Ordinary Ass, By Pius Adesanmi

Innocent Chukwuma and GTB are family members in this game. It is poverty that makes you invest in Yoruba-Igbo feuding when there is no such thing going on in this matter. One percenters are too rich and busy to think like you. No matter how this pans out, the debts…
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Opinion

El-Rufai, Corruption and the Mask of “Competence”, By Moses E. Ochonu

If we cannot call corruption by its only name because the perpetrator is seen as being more intelligent, informed, and competent than the average politician, we are essentially creating a special coven or category for thieves who are beyond reproach and cannot be held accountable. So, per , Nasir el-Rufai,…
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Opinion

It’s About Time Nigeria Resolves Its Monetary Policy Conundrums, By Ayo Teriba

Soludo’s style of mopping up public deposits from banks with excess liquidity is indeed equivalent to a selective cash reserve requirement regime in which the hammer falls only on the banks that are likely to destabilise the system with excess liquidity. Some variants of that approach is needed to demolish…
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