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Naira: Redesign, redenomination or revaluation? -By Henry Boyo

  The evident danger to public health from handling dirty, grimy and bacteria-laden naira notes in millions of transactions every day should spur government to reconsider revamping the present repulsive profile of the naira. The above title, which was first published in August 2013 in The PUNCH and Vanguard newspapers, examines the need for a […]

In our secondary school days, those unfortunate enough to lose their belongings would be admonished: “Lost property…careless owner”. The United Kingdom Government is planning to teach many high net worth Nigerians and some members of our middle class a financially painful school lesson. In recent years, the UK had one of the best performing property […]

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An independent monitoring group, Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Change, in their recent study and evaluation rated the National Agency for Science and Engineering as the best agency in Nigeria. The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure under th leadership of Professor (Engr) Mohammed Sani Haruna has emerged as the best […]

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State Of The Nation And NNPC’s 4,501 Missing Petrol Trucks: Goodbye To Decency! -By Ifeanyi Izeze

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How can anyone explain that the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, could go to the investigative public hearing by a Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Petroleum Downstream to tell the whole world that 4501 trucks/tankers loaded with petrol could not be traced as they just […]

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Still Unemployed, Afraid -By Yusuf Abdulkadir

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    “Bran thought about it ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave’ his father told him.” R.R Martin (A song of Fire and Ice)   This was the statement of Ned Stark to Bran Stark his son in the now cult classic […]

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Nigeria’s Necessary Transition To Reality -By Peter Claver Oparah

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Without doubt, Nigeria is in transition: transiting from a consumerist economy to a productive economy. Perhaps, since independence, the focus of our economy has been on consumption. It had all been about resource sharing and this is the reason the sharing of the legendary national cake has dominated the socio-political discourse in Nigeria since independence. […]

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Currency Depreciation: a monster to Nigerian Economy -By Chinedu Vincent Okoro

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Currency depreciation is a fall in the free market value of domestic currency in terms of foreign currencies (Lipesy 1977). It is indisputable that the Nigerian currency (Naira) has taken a degrading status since the mid June 2014 when the crude oil price peaked at 115 US dollar per barrel. It is worthy of note […]

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Naira devaluation is not the only reason for Economic Depression in Nigeria -By Ehiogu Cyborg Emmanuel

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It is more genteel or less iconoclastic to assert that naira devaluation is not basically the reason for economic meltdown in Nigeria. Naira devaluation can simply mean the intentional or spontaneous lowering of a currency’s value compared to another country’s currency or a standard value. This causes some extraordinary decline in value of assets and […]

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Economic recovery: Now that the night seems over… -By Uchenna Uwaleke

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For an economy that witnessed five quarters of negative GDP growth in a row, a growth rate of 1.40 per cent (year on year) in the third quarter of 2017 after recording 0.55 per cent (later revised to 0.72 per cent) growth in the previous quarter is something to write home about. This performance is […]

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Economic recovery: Now that the night seems over… -By Uchenna Uwaleke

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Economic recovery: Now that the night seems over… -By Uchenna Uwaleke

For an economy that witnessed five quarters of negative GDP growth in a row, a growth rate of 1.40 per cent (year on year) in the third quarter of 2017 after recording 0.55 per cent (later revised to 0.72 per cent) growth in the previous quarter is something to write home about. This performance is […]

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