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Reviewing the 2015-2017 MTEF (2)

By Eze Onyekpere   The 2015-2017 Medium Term Expenditure Framework is suffused with a feel good recounting of government’s achievements in a period of great hardship and uncertainty for the…

Reviewing 2015-2017 medium term expenditure framework (1)

By Eze Onyekpere   The Fiscal Responsibility Act makes it mandatory for the Federal Government to prepare a Medium Term Expenditure Framework every year. It is an integrated economic and…

As we go to the polls

As we go to the polls

By Eze Onyekpere   The 2015 elections are virtually creeping in on us. Yes, we are aware of its coming and it is an event fixed for every four years…

Anatomy of the new Atiku

Anatomy of the new Atiku

By Ugo Jim-Nwoko For former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, experience is not only the best teacher as it is commonly said; it also appears to be his only teacher. The…

We must stop this insanity

We must stop this insanity

By Eze Onyekpere   Nigerians want to be respected and accorded the same treatment as other rational, reasonable and civilised people and human beings. But when it comes to applying…

Recent realities

Recent realities

By Eze Onyekpere   Recent events that will shape the economic welfare of Nigerians and the response of our government leave reasonable men and women with a few conclusions. Take…

On Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary

By Chiedu Okoye Before the British imperialists came to Nigeria, the disparate ethnic and cultural entities that occupied the geographical space called Nigeria had their distinct types of political leaderships.…

Political zoning: An imperative for equity and political stability

Political zoning: An imperative for equity and political stability

By Ogwazu Nnamdi   In my last piece on this page, efforts were devoted on the general principles or concepts of zoning as a political function. In today’s piece, further…

Lagos international airport road of shame

Lagos international airport road of shame

By Austine Uche-Ejeke The state of any international airport road says a lot about the country. Why, you may ask, and the answer is not far-fetched. Most of the international…

Jonathan’s presidential committee on job creation

Jonathan’s presidential committee on job creation

By Eze Onyekpere   A few days ago, President Goodluck Jonathan set up a committee including ministers and representatives of the private sector and charged it with creating three million…

An epoch is about to close

An epoch is about to close

By Eric Teniola The fear, entertained, in 1999 was that the military, having been in power for the last 29 out of the 33 years, would still continue to imperially…

How much is your vote worth?

By Eze Onyekpere   Today’s discourse will seek to raise the poser: How much is your vote worth? It will also seek to raise possible answers to that poser. The…

Onyebuchi’s impeachment and the conspiracy of falsehood

Onyebuchi’s impeachment and the conspiracy of falsehood

By John Ogbonna The impeachment drama in Enugu has ended with the eventual impeachment of the former Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi by the State House of Assembly and the appointment…

Nigeria and dearth of politics of principles

By Eze Onyekpere   Great Nigerians, we are witnessing a lot of going back and forth, approbating and reprobating, blowing hot and cold all in the name of politics, in…

INEC and task of enforcing campaign finance

INEC and task of enforcing campaign finance

By Eze Onyekpere   Why are we operating in some spheres of life as if there are no laws and policy positions? Is Nigeria a jungle? Ignoring stated rules and…

For the Falconets, this victory is personal

For the Falconets, this victory is personal

By Chidi Oguamanam   He pressed his head to my bosom. I looked down. I observed some tears rolling down his little cheek as we sat on the sofa watching…

Stop the impunity in our fiscal operations

By Eze Onyekpere   We are almost at the end of the eighth month of the year and about four months to the end of the financial year which runs…

Ebola and financing health care

Ebola and financing health care

By Eze Onyekpere The Ebola pandemic ravaging the West African sub-region and which has come into Nigeria is an ill-wind that blows death and destruction on its path. The ability…

Opportunity to turn things around

Opportunity to turn things around

By Eze Onyekpere These are not normal times. They are times that task the conscience and reason of any discerning Nigerian who has been watching the country move from one…

Matters arising from the impeachment gale

Matters arising from the impeachment gale

By Eze Onyekpere The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 makes provisions for impeachment of key members of the Executive, namely, the President, the Vice President, the Governor…

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