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X-raying the implications of CBN’S closure of RDAS/WDAS on the economy

X-raying the implications of CBN’S closure of RDAS/WDAS on the economy

By Edwin Uhara Late February, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) closed two public auction structures popularly known as Retail Dutch Auction System (RDAS) and Wholesale Dutch Auction System (WDAS).…

Fayose’s stomach infrastructure, justification towards development 

Fayose’s stomach infrastructure, justification towards development 

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The concept of “Stomach Infrastructure” which the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose introduced to governance has been causing ripples all over the country. To some people,…

Fighting corruption through technology

When the word corruption is mentioned, many point fingers at politicians and civil servants, leaving out a vast majority of the populace in other sectors of the economy. It is…

Learning from our elder statesman

To say that Nigeria as a nation has come to a cross-road in view of 2015 general election and insurgency is to say the obvious. The fourth  attempt at democratization came about…

For God, for country, for glory!

Adekoya Boladale There is a general saying, that as humans we are less appreciative of the science involved in having a peaceful sleep and waking up peacefully everyday. Most people…

Why Nigerian varsities are poorly ranked

Why Nigerian varsities are poorly ranked

 Sunday Saanu, a public communication expert, reflecting on the recent lecture entitled; “The Nigerian University System and the Search For Global Relevance In The 21st Century”, delivered by the University of…

I’m determined to bring change to Abia –Anyim

I’m determined to bring change to Abia –Anyim

Nyerere Anyim is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State. He spoke to Senior Correspondent, EKENE OKORO, on his ambition, and the determination of the…

Forensic audit: Vindicating the accused

By Ikeogu Oke When my wife broke the news to me that Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), had alleged in a letter to…

‘Good families make good nations’

By  Charles A. Osezua 1. INTRODUCTION In discussing the topic “Good Families make Good Nations,” what I intend to do is to share some experience with you. In doing so,…

Fulani herdsmen, Jihadists and imperative of State Police

By Polycarp Onwubiko It is abundantly clear that insecurity of lives and property has assumed a frightening and pervasive proportion in all parts of the country. Violent armed banditry reared its…

Where is the environment in our elections?

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   On March 28th 2015, it is expected that Nigerians would troop out to elect a new president or continue to be managed according to the…

Electoral integrity and the sanctity of March 28

By Hon. Olumuyiwa Wahab Jimoh   It was Karl Marx in the eleven thesis of the Feuerbach that says Philosophers have hitherto interpreted the world in various ways, what is…

2015: Why President Jonathan deserves our votes

By Ayodele Afolabi   The reason why I think President Goodluck Jonathan deserves the vote of Nigerians in the presidential /National Assembly poll slated for March 28 this year is…

The route to being forever young

By Samuel Ufot Ekekere   I listened to a young lady sing“ Forever young, I wanna live forever young, do you wanna live forever, forever young” lyrics of popular pop…

The new IMO and Ukanacho’s passion for a better society

By Chidi Emeagi   In governance unlike in Law, Judicial Process or Logic, passion is the key word. Passion in positive point is nothing but “one having very strong feeling…

When will Apo-Karshi road construction be completed?

Conspicuously displayed on the project signpost along the Apo-Karshi road, is a motto “Nigerians building Nigeria”, attributed to Mangrovetech Nig. Ltd (now Kakatar CE Limited) the ingenious company that was…

The real danger of Naira devaluation

The real danger of Naira devaluation

With this CBN policy, the Naira will never witness any stability If the managers of the Nigerian economy were to be sincere with the nation, they will agree that there…

Pay TV and naira devaluation

By Faramade Shoyombo   Like me, I suspect, a few of your plans for this year may be undergoing serious review. This, most likely, has been necessitated by the devaluation of…

Revisiting Transparency International’s verdict on corruption in Nigeria

By Kelechi Onyemaobi   I was surprised, very surprised indeed, when I read some analyses of the Transparency International’s recent verdict on corruption in Nigeria. I have met many people…

Of Election 2015 and the burning bread and butter issues

Of Election 2015 and the burning bread and butter issues

By Gil Muller    With the rescheduled general elections looking more and more overshadowed by concerns both over security and the ability of the electoral body itself to conduct it…

Indiscriminate siting of gas refill retail outlets in Akwa Ibom State

Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas), also referred to as simply propane or butane, are flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles. It is increasingly used as an aerosol propellant and a refrigerant, replacing chlorofluorocarbons in…

Ochendoism; a political philosophy (2)

By  Godwin Adindu   Ochendoism as a new form of political administration   derives its thematic and moral suasion from the Igbo cosmological connotations of the word, Ochendo, as a…

Why Mbeki’s illicit financial flows report will do little to stem the problem

Why Mbeki’s illicit financial flows report will do little to stem the problem

Kolawole Olaniyan, an author and public affairs analyst, posits that the African Union (AU) Report on Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa is a significant contribution to the fight against…

Opposition to Jonathan: The true story

Opposition to Jonathan: The true story

By Desmond Ojiakor   For those who have a profound appreciation of power and its most penetrating insight as well, the fact of the matter, as the Italians once succinctly…

Okotie’s peaceful engagements 

With the emergence of the 14 contestants vying for the office of President, come May 29, 2015, it is no longer news that the Fresh Democratic Party, FRESH, and Rev.…

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