Issues of the Day

Sanusi’s Head, Nigeria’s Roof, By Pius Adesanmi

Dis Nigeria sef! You miss a day’s news cycle and you wake up to news that you’ve missed ten lifetimes’ worth of odoriferous higi-hagaric kookaburra (apologies to Patrick Obahiagbon). Yesterday morning, I was ferried from Johannesburg to Pretoria at the instance of Anesh Maistry, Deputy Director, Foreign Service, at South…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The Rise and Rise of Impunity! By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

These are indeed, very trying times for the country. The news of the central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s (SLS’) sack did not come to many as a surprise. Ever since SLS exposed the mindboggling malfeasance and maladministration in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), it was clear to many…
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Opinion

How to stop Jonathan from bankrupting Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The mistake of former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not end with installing an incompetent successor. In addition to our misfortune, he got us a speculator who deals on both sides of the national question. President Jonathan holds a long position on Nigeria as the President and Commander-in-Chief and a short…
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Opinion

Oil Revenue Leakages: Another Chance for Nigeria, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

The Presidential Economic Team of 2003 to 2007 which I was privileged to be a member had a running joke - that the NNPC was an independent federal republic on its own totally separate from and way superior to the Nigeria we all worked for! This joke was our way…
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Economy

Accounting For Crude Oil Sales and Revenues, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Why does it matter that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has indicated accounting sleights of hand at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)? Or that shenanigans in and around Nigeria's proverbial golden egg-laying goose may be responsible for the federal budget’s recent (and…
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Economy

On Today’s Meeting of The MPC – Matters Arising! By Ifeanyi Uddin

The Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) rate-setting body, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today monday 20th January, under a cloud. The mass of gray overhead has nothing to do with the recent public spat between the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and that of…
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Opinion

Nigerians Yawn Over Missing Billions By Okey Ndibe

On December 9 and 10, several websites and newspapers published a startling letter that Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had written to President Goodluck Jonathan. In the letter, Mr. Sanusi alerted the president that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had failed to remit…
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