Columns

Nigeria’s Worsening Finances, and the Untravelled Reform Path, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the challenge before domestic economic performance, going forward, will about how we structure domestic incentives ― the obvious preference being for policies that are sector-neutral. And how we communicate these incentives ― preferably transparently, and via markets that function better than what we have at present. The numbers released, last…
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Columns

Flattening the Curve Of Our Economy’s Ailment, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Time now to build an economy worth that name. Not the autarkic construct that seems currently to be preferred by our policy makers – we have North Korea’s example as potent argument against this path. But one that leans heavily on the most important resource that the Nigerian nation has…
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Opinion

COVID-19 In Nigeria: End the Lockdowns Now, By John Adeoti

End lockdowns and save the economy. Now is the time to open factories, businesses, schools, roads, and all activities that provide people with opportunities for work. Nigeria needs to move fast in a highly competitive global economy. We cannot afford to be a laggard in the emerging post-COVID world order.…
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Opinion

Deploying Lessons Learnt and Resetting Priorities For a Post-COVID-19 Nigeria, By Soji Ehinlanwo

...COVID-19 has been a sudden and unexpected occurrence across the world, which has triggered sad and unfortunate illnesses and deaths, jolting the world in a way that has not been witnessed for several years. Nonetheless, it has also represented some measure of wake-up call and provides opportunities for us as…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Economic Recovery From COVID-19: An Intervention Policy Framework, By Nasir Aminu

For immediate action, the government should intervene in three ways: protecting the health and social well-being of the public; adjusting monetary and fiscal policies; and supporting businesses to survive. The implementation of these policies should be instantaneous, simultaneous and sequential. The only thing we learn from history is that we…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Are We Heading Towards A Recession Or Depression?, By Muhammad Hassan Liman

A contraction in GDP is generally a sign of an impending recession, implying that the economy is not growing. It is evident that the lockdown has made so many businesses to halt activities for over the duration of five weeks in places like the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and Nigeria: Living In Unprecedented Times, By Emmanuel Nwachukwu

Before COVID-19, the government was having difficulty financing the 2020 budget and was relying on borrowing to fund the entire capital programme and some elements of the recurrent the government will be looking to fund over 60 per cent of the original budget from new debt. This is besides the…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Will Nigeria Waste the Lessons of the COVID-19 Crisis?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a nightmare scenario out there. President Buhari should level with Nigerians and let them know that hard times are here If we get creative and commit to looking inwards and developing the real sector, we can emerge from this stronger. In all of these, there is one big…
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