President Buhari’s final laps

The next two years are going to be very difficult for President Muhammadu Buhari as his presidency winds down and the politics of electing his successor heats up the polity. In order to reduce the rising tension and achieve some of the still feasible goals the government has set for itself, it is imperative the…… Continue reading President Buhari’s final laps

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The Pension Industry as a Catalyst for Economic Growth

The Pension Reform Act 2004 was one of the most important legislations of the last two decades. It completely transformed, the then, stagnant pension industry that catered for only a minority of employees into a vibrant and growing industry for all Nigerians. From modest beginnings in 2005, the industry has grown to be an important…… Continue reading The Pension Industry as a Catalyst for Economic Growth

Uplifting Nigerian Women

Nigerian women are politically and economically marginalised. Political marginalisation though is more entrenched and it is not going away anytime soon. This is largely thanks to the women repelling, toxic and sometimes violent party politics in Nigeria. Gone are the days when National Council for Women Societies and Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa flexed their muscles and…… Continue reading Uplifting Nigerian Women

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A fiscal mess

The working relationship between the 9th National Assembly (NASS) and the Executive branch has been good and two of the benefits are a return to January to December budget cycle and enactment of a Finance Act, which improves current tax laws. However, the good relationship can’t seem to get the Federal Government out of its fiscal…… Continue reading A fiscal mess

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Financing Nigeria’s Development

Nigeria is a poor country and yet it does everything it can to repel investors. With a few exceptions, investors are treated with indifference, bordering on contempt, by both the political class and civil servants. The indifference displayed by our leaders when dealing with potential investors would have been laughable, but for the fact that…… Continue reading Financing Nigeria’s Development

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Poverty in the middle of plenty

Poverty is so perverse in Nigeria that it is no longer news that millions of Nigerians live on the margins of existence, eking out barely liveable incomes on a daily basis. What is news is that over 87 million Nigerians currently live in extreme poverty and Nigeria now accounts for 11.7% of the global extremely…… Continue reading Poverty in the middle of plenty

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The impossible trinity

In the last few weeks Nigerians, who have had any need for foreign exchange, have been grappling with the consequences of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) attempt to defy the impossible trinity. As the Naira continues to tumble against major currencies, the CBN realised, as it did in the past and others before it…… Continue reading The impossible trinity

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Yes, we can

The year 2020 won’t be missed. The year began calmly enough, but by March the world realised that the coronavirus was the worst public health emergency it had faced in over a century. The virus has so far killed over 1.86 million people and devasted the world economy at a speed not thought possible even…… Continue reading Yes, we can

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A strike too many

The ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which started in March this year, has succeeded in almost wiping out a whole academic year. Unfortunately, the Federal Government and ASUU have failed to reach an agreement, despite engaging in several meetings, to the detriment of millions of university students.  While some of…… Continue reading A strike too many

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