Columns

Managing the Economy Out Of this New Crisis, By Uddin Ifeanyi

If, indeed, government’s policies on the economy were as competent as some sectors of the commentariat advertise, the FDI component of capital imported annually into the economy ought to be up and rising. Yes, in order to have invited more of this type of inflows, we would need to have…
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Columns

On The CBN’s New Policy Thrust, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Nonetheless, by so barefacedly usurping the fiscal side of government business, the CBN has unwittingly added to the confusion around policy. Especially, in a way that, over the years, has seen most businesses interested in the Nigerian economy prefer to keep their gunpowder dry. Since 1960, successive Nigerian governments (except…
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Opinion

The Unyielding Promise of Nigeria’s Mining Sector (1), By Fatima Ibrahim Maikore

Mining was not only a once revered profession that oiled the wheels of the colonial enterprise, and signposted abundant tidings for national wellbeing into Independence, but also one that equally spun great challenges, whether to the environment or even to the national revenue it was supposedly heeled to. In its…
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Opinion

Tinubu and the Nigerian Economy: Prodding A Gathering of the ‘Deaf’?, By ‘Tope Fasua

I would want Bola Tinubu to do us all a big favour and move away from these taunting, tantalising and brain-wracking sweet statements to sitting on the governments he helped put in place to ensure the prevailing thinking changes and they do the needful. Maybe this article should have been…
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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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