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Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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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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Sierra Leone: Bio’s Need To Face Reality, By Rafiq Raji

It is doubtful, however, that the government can afford these ordinarily laudable programmes at this time. International donors could help, for sure. To encourage them back, Mr. Bio would have to tackle corruption head on. This might be a little difficult. At the opening of parliament on May 10, ahead…
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Opinion

Development Finance and Asset Recovery, By Edwin Ikhuoria

Asset recovery as a key development financing source must be accountable and transparent at all stages. It is important that all countries that were present at the GFAR commit to providing public, comprehensive and disaggregated asset recovery data, including the number of cases they have, the number of asset frozen,…
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Opinion

IMF and Nigeria’s Taxation System: Organising Our Selves and Our Country, By ‘Tope Fasua

The thing is that we all know the right things to do in this country. Nigerians travel too often – more often than any other peoples on earth – and we see how other countries are run. It’s certainly not rocket-science. It’s all about ORGANISING The entire document from IMF…
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