Opinion

Are Nigerian Financial Regulators Truly Ready for Sustainability?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...the success or failure of sustainability in any of the financial regulators and the industry they regulate will largely depend on the commitment of a financial regulator’s top management leadership to the sustainability cause and agenda. Again, this cannot be overemphasised and should not be taken for granted. Sustainability seems…
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Opinion

#NotTooYoungToRun: Why Legislators Must Not Kill This Bill, By Hamzat Lawal

It is about addressing an emerging need in the polity, after witnessing more than seven thousand youth troop out to canvass support for the #NotTooYoungToRun bill in insurgency-ravaged Yobe and Borno States. It is about entrenching true democracy – the choice of the people, who have spoken loud and clear…
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Opinion

Nigerian Financial Regulators and the Prospects of Sustainable Finance, By Kenneth Amaeshi

It is obvious that sustainability is no longer an option. It is fast becoming a necessity. The changing finance landscape orchestrated by the sustainability turn in Nigeria can either mar or save your business. As Hölderlin – a German poet – put it: “…where danger lies, also lies the saving…
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Columns

Our Brand New Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This government has already built a solid reputation as the slowest government in Nigerian history. If it took 20 out of the available 48 months to develop the Plan, I wonder when the gear will shift to full implementation. Finally, after 20 months in office, the government published its Economic…
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Opinion

Bringing the Private Sector Into the ‘Engine Room’ of SDGs In Nigeria, By Edward Kallon

I look forward to seeing the private sector occupying the ‘engine room’ of sustainable development in the country. On our part, I wish to pledge the continued commitment of UNDP Nigeria in helping to nurture this nascent engagement process and look forward to the private sector playing a greater role…
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Opinion

Towards a Project of Nigerian Renewal, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Because of how aggrieved a lot of Nigerians are, given government’s ineptitude, it seems that very many of us yearn for an opportunity to express ourselves and to forge ahead by trying out something different from what was done in the past. To achieve this, we must not resort to…
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Opinion

A Renewed Commitment to Lift Northern Nigeria Out of Poverty, By Idayat Hassan

I can only hope the commitment displayed by the governors to lift Northern Nigeria out of poverty and ensure the region’s development are matched with equal action in their states. Northern Nigerian governors, upon the invitation of the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), met for three days in Washington…
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Opinion

The Real Cost of Malnutrition to Human Development, By Jayne Whyte

The civil society, donor agencies and international partners should scale up advocacy, funding and mobilise support for key interventions that would promote nutrition and other measures to save vulnerable women and children from this national epidemic. Malnutrition is indeed everybody’s problem and must be treated as a national emergency! The…
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Opinion

Prioritising Vaccine Access In A Season of Recession, By Armsfree Ajanaku

Even in a recession, keeping citizens free of these ailments is a national priority that cannot be contested by any other consideration. Similarly, advocates are being empowered to understand and stress the point that what is at stake is the well-being of children and women, who are actually the vulnerable…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Change Mantra In the Era of SDGs, By Noimot Balogun

...the wealth of a nation is sustained when stakeholders are collectively committed to a common good. This public good which is the core of economic stability can only be propelled in the wake of genuine collaboration of concerned actors, thereby creating national wealth that trickles down to individuals, groups and…
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