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The Politics And Economics Of Fuel Subsidy

fuel

That fuel subsidy is not the problem and inevitably necessary is never in doubt. What made fuel subsidy seem unwanted as it is being advocated by the same cabal and politicians whose partnership sabotage and milk the country is their readiness to use its absence to unleash economic hardship on the weakest members of the society. And that damaging blow ...

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BUDGET 2016 IN PROSPECT

Adeosun

  My motivation for making this contribution was an interview I had on the flagship program of Channels Television News at Ten on Monday, November 16, 2016. As it is usual with such real time encounters one inevitably is left with a feeling that one had not done justice to the matter in hand. I have a passion for discussing ...

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LAGOS SECURITY: As Ambode Squares Up To Security Challenge

Security

By Ayo Oyoze Baje Of all the bold developmental statements made so far by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration in Lagos state the one on reinforcing security of the citizenry stands out. So far, efforts to frontally confront the menace of sundry crimes in the state, such asdare-devil armed robberies of banks and of commuters along the busy streets (amidst ...

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Corrupted Anti-Corruption War

Buhari

By Denja Yaqub No doubts, the dawn of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency has changed the corruption surge in Nigeria, even as anti-corruption laws and institutions are still very weak and lacking in both capacity and will to curb the spate. Corruption is unarguably Nigeria’s worst problem, every other problem including unemployment, sits on the trivet of corruption and all we ...

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Accommodating Monetary Policy Stance

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

Dr Boniface Chizea a monetary policy analyst and consultant based in Lagos takes a look the recent decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee(MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN). Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) following its meeting which took place on Monday and Tuesday November 23/24 took decisions to relax the hitherto suffocating tight stance of monetary policy which had been long ...

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UNILAG ASUU versus Iyayi’s Legacy 

Iyayi

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye Immortality is a virtue that all homo-sapiens lacks. Only the creator possesses it. If whales and sharks whose sizes double that of man are preys of death, who is surprised that man too, could die? Temporal and physical insignia of this celestial ball is a vain venture to the death’s royal staff. The stings of death ...

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The Kogi Debacle And The Law

Akintola Makinde, a legal practitioner and public affairs analyst based in Abuja, takes a look at the legal implication arising from the death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the All Progressives Congress(APC) candidate in Kogi State gubernatorial election. My silent prayer after my friend broke the news of Prince Abubakar Audu’s death to me on whatsApp, was that it would turn ...

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Banks And Their Siege On Delinquent Creditors

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

By Magnus Onyibe Nestled around the serene atmosphere of the waterfront on Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos, is Protea Hotel, Westwood, where an array of credit administrators were huddled together discussing the imminent publication of the names of those that banks have classified as chronic creditors in the mass media. If the new threat by the banks is carried out, it ...

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Banks And Their Siege On Delinquent Creditors

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

By Magnus Onyibe Nestled around the serene atmosphere of the waterfront on Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos, is Protea Hotel, Westwood, where an array of credit administrators were huddled together discussing the imminent publication of the names of those that banks have classified as chronic creditors in the mass media. If the new threat by the banks is carried out, it ...

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Why Fashola Must Be Indulged By Muslims

Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN),

By Yinka Salaam Flurry of reactions that trailed the recent comments and position of former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on terrorism, its causes and solution were indeed mixed. To many, it was astounding, to some, it was unexpected; and to others it was hypocritical going by the former governor’s previous stand on the affairs of Islam and the manner ...

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Building Defences Against Future Ebola Outbreaks

ebola-victim

New ‘Freetown Declaration’ advocates for increased prioritisation of functional tiered laboratory networks to close gaps in global health security agenda The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted the importance of early disease detection and response in preventing the rise of new global health threats. Early detection requires that rapid disease testing capacity reaches across countries and into rural communities ...

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Efficient Implementation Of Public Procurement For South-South Development

Charles Iyare, a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, believes there is need for various governments at state and local governments in South South of Nigeria to domesticate the Public Procurement bill for accountable and efficient system of managing public resources. Laws on public Procurement are imperative for good governance, and are designed ...

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Nigeria – India Partnership: A Time To Renew The promise

Buhari

 “Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje a public affairs analyst  examines the urgent need to retool Nigeria’s external relations with India as a strategic asset in the interest of promoting national development, economic growth and sustainable democracy” The Africa – India Forum Summit is an initiative between India and Africa Union nations to increase trade and investments. This year summit which is third ...

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Why Hasn’t Biafran Spirit Die?

Biafra

Asikason Jonathan,a public analyst based in Enugwu-Ukwu , Anambra State gives his thoughts on the clamour for a state of  Biafra. ” What had started as a belief was transmuted to total conviction; that they could never again live with Nigerians. From this stems the primordial political reality of the present situation. Biafra cannot be killed by anything short of ...

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Insurance Still Grappling With Difficulties

NIA

    Odimegwu Onwumere,a Poet and Writer based in Port-Hacourt,Rivers State, takes a look at insurance business in Nigeria. Captain Lambert Imasuen was the pilot of Bellview aircraft Boeing 737-200 until it land-crashed on October 22, 2005, killing him.While the late Imasuen has since been buried, the family was at the National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Lagos in 2013, ...

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Nigeria:Dealing With A Broken, Not Broke Economy.

Buhari

By Magnus Onyibe. A popular hip hop song by Kanye West and Jamie Fox that topped the U.S.and global music chart some ten (10) years ago, has an interesting lyric ” ain’t messing with a broke nigga”. As we would all agree, music or the art mimicks society and the import of the lyrics by the super star American musicians ...

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Managing Resources For Inclusive Development

CMD

  Boniface Chizea,an Economist based in Lagos,gives his thoughts on managing resources for inclusive growth It has come to our attention that the National Planning Commission has requested Nigerians to contribute to the above debate by presenting articles which are to be sent to it through the Director General, Center for Management Development, my friend Dr. Kabir Kabo Usman but ...

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Adewole:  A Minister’s Manifesto for Education and Health

By Oludayo Tade   The Outgoing Vice Chancellor of the Premier University, University of Ibadan, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole’s (IFA) brilliant articulation of his thoughts while responding to the questions by Senators has left to one in doubt that President Mohammadu Buhari has not made a mistake by seeking out the Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology to be part of ...

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Etiebet At His Apogee And Law Of Diminishing Returns

Etiebet

In tracing the political antecedent of former Petroleum Minister Don Etiebet, Nsikak Ekanem, a journalist, advises the septuagenarian top shot politician from Akwa Ibom to watch with caution in his romance with APC: In the reckoning of this writer, Chief Don Etiebet and Mr. Ray Ekpu are, in a number of ways, the most prominent figures in the federal constituency ...

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Making  Tough Economic Choices

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By Boniface Chizea I was thinking intensely along the lines of the tough choices which the Buhuari’s administration have to make after contemplating the theme of the recently concluded Economic Summit which is: ‘’ Tough Choices, achieving competitiveness, inclusive growth and sustainability. It is probably in order to salute the promoters and as well the entire membership of the Nigerian ...

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How Safe Are Instant Noodles?

Nodles

By Carllister Ejinkeonye For many years now, instant noodles appear to have become one of the most favourite meals in many homes in this part of the world, and seem to have retained the capacity to greatly endear many mothers to their children.  Ask any child out there the particular meal he expects his mother to serve him once he ...

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Freight Forwarders And Their Leaders

Agenda

By S. A Nwakire   According to history, “Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents” (ANLCA) was conceived by few like-minds  who applied for its registration  to Mr. F. B. Bishop, a British appointee Comptroller of Customs Federation of Nigeria (as designated) for Royal Niger Company – a revenue collection outfit. This was in 1954. Subsequently, Mr. Bishop gave his approval ...

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On Terrorism: Comparing Chibok And Yazidi Girls.

Muhammadu Buhari

By Magnus Onyibe. Just as about 300 Chibok girls were rudely woken up and yanked off their bunk beds in maiduguri ,north east, Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists,hundreds of Yazidi girls from Iraq, on the other side of the world were also similarly seized by the terrorist group, ISIS under comparable circumstances. Long after, the unfortunate incidents sent the chill ...

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Buhari: Converted Or Convoluted Democrat

Bola Bolawole, a media practitioner and one-time Editor of The PUNCH, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy the awesome arsenal at his disposal to build and not destroy Nigeria. By President Muhammadu Buhari’s own admission, he is a “converted” democrat. That statement itself is a direct admission that there was a time when the man was something else other than ...

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Towards Sustainable Democracy In Nigeria: The Role Of Political Parties

In this first of a two- part excerpts from a public lecture delivered by Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to mark Brig-Gen. Samuel Ogbemudia’s 83rd birthday at Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Benin City on Saturday September 19, 2015, he gives his thoughts on sustaining democracy in Nigeria. There is perhaps no topic more compelling and relevant than the one ...

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