Opinion

President Buhari: Propaganda Will Not Improve This Economy, By ‘Tope Fasua

We should also limit the extent we deploy propaganda and deliberate lies and obfuscation because these things always leave dregs of discord which hold the nation down permanently in disunity, bitterness, prejudice and injustice. It will be a miracle if Nigeria makes progress in the next four years. I try…
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Opinion

2019 Budget: Finding Money For Nigeria’s Budget Cycles, By Oluseun Onigbinde

Nigeria needs to boldly face its issues, and the post-election era in 2019 is another window for doing the right thing. We cannot keep expanding expenditure without a review of the other side of the equation - The federal government needs at least N2 trillion in new revenues to be…
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Opinion

Harnessing Regional Potentials: the Private Sector and the Nigerian Economy, By Alaba Lawson

...NACCIMA reiterates its support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and emphasises that Nigeria cannot afford to lose out in the opportunities inherent in a common African market. This also underscores the saying that you can only score a goal as a member of a football team when…
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Columns

Re-purposing the Discussion Around the National Debt, By Uddin Ifeanyi

We are also at the point, 10 years ago, where the threat of “fiscal dominance” was a sufficient worry to persuade government to strengthen the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by granting it both goal and tool independence. Fiscal dominance arises when poor fiscal policy leads to a huge debt…
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Opinion

#EvenItUp: Towards Reducing the Inequality Gap in Nigeria, By Olapeju Olasunkanmi

It is therefore expedient that in addressing inequality of whatever thematic expression, there has to be a systematic approach to poverty alleviation. Corruption is a bane towards equality, and should be fought to a standstill. Nigerians must support the Buhari administration in clearing the Augean stable. However, tackling corruption alone…
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Columns

Dismantling Barriers To Enterprise, By Uddin Ifeanyi

An antediluvian criminal justice system means we cannot enforce contracts efficiently, nor resolve insolvencies fast enough. Regulatory capture has hurt corporate governance practice: insider abuses and poor conflict of interest regulation guarantee that minority interests will continue to be fleeced by the beneficial owners in any enterprise. All of which…
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