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22 Sep
And so the poisoned fruits of the military legacy of heterodox fiscal and monetary procedures, depending on prevailing economic circumstances, have become discernible with time.
21 Sep
Towards savouring an outline showing how to determine the market-reflective naira exchange rate to rescue the economy, wistfully, if not tearfully, go through a brief but elucidatory
20 Sep
In the draft 2022-24 Medium Term Fiscal (sic) Framework/ Fiscal Strategy Paper for Public consultation, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget And National Planning and the Central Bank of Nigeria...
19 Sep
Trafficking in dangerous hard drugs, and abuse of narcotic substances, is one problem that is showcasing a potential to destroy this country, unless of course
17 Sep
Recent prosecution and conviction of 33 youth members involved in cybercrimes, coupled with grave statistics of youth unemployment in the country point emphatically to the dangers...
16 Sep
Nelson Mandela’s autobiography is titled, Long Walk to Freedom. Our hope is that the deepening contradictions of the skewed Nigerian federation will not be resolved
15 Sep
The gains of the telecommunications sector appear to be gradually eroding with the creeping in of complacency and indolence by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the various operators.
14 Sep
The Federal Government and some state governments can hardly be faulted for their concern on the global devastation so far visited by the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 Sep
The frustration with the palpable failure of a constituted authority to secure the life and property of Nigerians has eventually crept up to the high level of government
12 Sep
Public misgivings over the proposal by the Federal Government to reintroduce tolling in some federal roads should not be dismissed with a wave of the hand, going by downturn in the economy and COVID-19 pandemic that have negatively impacted...
10 Sep
With the recent passing of Sir Victor Efosa Uwaifo, recently, the global music community as well as the creative arts community has lost one of its most illustrious maestros.
9 Sep
In the course of elucidating why and how the practice of true federalism can lift this country from its morass of underdevelopment, this newspaper had focused on the mining sector, with a strong contention that it is best handled...

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