Columns

Fighting Corruption Through Electoral Reforms, By Majeed Dahiru

To curb this ugly trend, the ninth National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would have to go beyond just probing the allegations of corruption in the ministries, departments and agencies (MDA) of government to legislating a framework that encapsulates far-reaching electoral reforms, which will return sovereign power back…
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Columns

Rising Insecurity: My Surprise At the President’s Surprise, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Following the president’s remarks that he is surprised at the growing insecurity in the country, what Nigerians are asking is: What have the security agencies been telling him? Are they telling him the reality that all ordinary Nigerians know that no part of this country is safe today and the…
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Guest Columns

My Random Thoughts: On Lagos, and Accelerating Development Across Nigeria, By Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos is the most thriving cosmopolitan city right now in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to expand capital expenditure such that in another two to three years, Lagos State will become the third largest economy in Africa. I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the governor…
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Opinion

FCT Chief Judge’s Directive On Remand Orders: Why This Cannot Stand, By Femi Falana

The impression should not be created that our courts are deliberately shielding politically exposed persons and other members of the ruling class from investigation and prosecution for heinous economic crimes. Earlier this week, the Honourable Justice Ishaq Bello, the Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory…
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Opinion

Ensuring Regulatory Independence In the Power Sector, By Odion Omonfoman

Introduction Electricity regulation is still at its infancy in Nigeria. Prior to 2005, there was no independent regulation of the power sector, as the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was both the operator and regulator of the sector based on the NEPA or Electricity Act, LFN 1990. The Ministry of…
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Columns

Banks And The New Surfeit Of Dollar Deposits, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The refusal by “deposit money banks” (that's how the Central Bank of Nigeria ― CBN ― prefers to describe them) to accept foreign currency cash deposits into bank customers’ domiciliary accounts was as difficult to understand, as it was disruptive of economic life. In search of further evidence of how…
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