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Budget 2018: How Well Are We Doing? -By Uddin Ifeanyi

The two things that haven’t changed about the Nigerian economy, despite the best intentions of the Buhari government (and its predecessors since the early 1970s) are its structure and revenue mix. Despite accounting for a slowly shrinking share of domestic output, crude oil export earnings still make up the bulk of the federation account revenue. […]

It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they can. If not, they get mad. In recent […]

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Pitfalls of Nigeria’s hyper-monetized electoral value chain -By Chima Christian and Oseloka H. Obaze

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Money politics and campaign finance remain topical, disconcerting and divisive issues in Nigeria. The challenges they pose are further compounded by vote-buying and prohibitive filing fees charged by the political parties. Challenges to political candidacy in Nigeria are legion. Aspirants to public offices in Nigeria are hardly incentivized by prevailing financial requirements. Indeed, credible and […]

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Energy Woes -By Yinka Oduneye

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The impact of a stable power supply in the modern and developed economies of the world is phenomenal… It impacts services, manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment etc. sectors of the economy meaningfully. It does two things directly creates jobs and the people live a good life. Even in developing economies, where there is stable electricity these impacts […]

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MTN Vs The Government: Is Poor Communications Hurting Nigeria’s Economy? -By Dr. Nkiru Balonwu

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Nigeria is MTN’s biggest market in Africa, representing almost one-third of the telecommunication company’s total annual revenues. Yet relations between the South African-held company and the Nigerian market have become increasingly fraught in recent years, with talk of the US$15Bn+ group pulling out of operations in Nigeria altogether. The dispute has the potential to create […]

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It’s Still The Economy, Stupid Outside The Box -By Alex Otti

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‘A really hungry person does not twice walk past food offered as sacrifice to the gods’ – Old African Proverb ‘Economy is not important or unimportant, it simply IS’ – Andrej Chudožilov (Prague-based Modern Day Philosopher) One of the most memorable legacies of the Presidential Campaigns of 1992 in the United States of America is […]

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What I Foresee -By J. Ezike

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In the late hours of the evening, North American time, I got an international phone call from far away Biafraland, Orlu to be precise. Then came the chills of grim anxiety committing curiosity to the crucifix. And all I could think in a region of my mind was the dreadful. That morbid sensation pierced through […]

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The British Clone versus the Gongola Magician -By J. Ezike

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As a politician of the Fulani extraction debating in favor of the “restructuring question” Atiku Abubakar presents himself as a magician with a mystical hat and a million tricks set to be conjured from a somewhat ethereal world for the transformation, rejuvenation and revitalization of the “beastly universe” into a “paradise park” – amidst the […]

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A call for Emergency in Nigeria Education system -By Kareem Itunu Azeez

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The usual traffic in Lagos, have bore something worth pondering about, it was at Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos. Where young and vibrant youth, children between the ages of 12-23, take advantages of the long vehicular queues, to sought for their daily bread, begging for alms, requesting for foods of any form, they do that […]

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Blessed Beyond Excess, But Wallowing In Destitution -By Kareem Itunu Azeez

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If you ever get the opportunity to get to Riyadh, in Arabia, ask them of the fruit planted by the sadauna of sokoto, in the year 1974, the Asian country side might worship you, base on the little kindness done by the sokoto caliphate of blessed memory, this fruit tree isn’t up to 6inches tall […]

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