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20 Aug 2015
WITH the contemporary world racked by a phalanx of challenges that require urgent solutions, it makes a huge sense to dispense with any  cultural practice  that does not redound to the development of the human race
20 Aug 2015
THE waxing dollarization of the Nigerian economy is unacceptable. However, because its occurrence is traceable to the entrenched federal fiscal and monetary policies, the public should not be led to believe that the CBN can eliminate it by egging on deposit money banks (DMBs) to refuse lodgement of foreign currency cash in domiciliary accounts
19 Aug 2015
DISCUSSIONS about the fate of Africa have long had a cyclical quality. That is especially the case when it comes to the question of how to explain the region’s persistent underdevelopment.
19 Aug 2015
THE directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) the other day to revert to a 1920 report on the Lake Chad for solutions to the water body’s endemic problems underscores the worry over the lake’s near extinction, with possible catastrophic human and ecological outcomes. 
19 Aug 2015
WORLDWIDE, stock markets rest on a tripod of information, transparency and integrity. While transparency and integrity engender investor confidence, information drives the stock market. And such information could border on the fundamental, or technical, and sentimental.
19 Aug 2015
WHAT should advisedly be the thrust of fiscal policy as we await the full take-off of President Buhari’s administration to complement monetary policy in view of the existential challenges that currently confront the nation? My answer is that we should go for a policy that would attempt to deliberately reflate the economy and risk an increase in price levels as we do so.
19 Aug 2015
THERE must be the aim, in every operation, to continuously improve efficiency and returns. In this context, the process for freshman admission to our higher institutions is overdue for rationalisation.
19 Aug 2015
19 Aug 2015
WHERE he sits, on a rusty wooden chair, in a rather compacted shop that he shares with two or more colleagues, nothing projects him as a man of ideas. He is ordinary and common even when he rolls the machine and shifts the cloth rhythmically to the edges of the pin and the thread.
18 Aug 2015
SIR: What can one list as Nigeria’s economic priorities at this moment? Many states owe their workers many months of unpaid salaries and allowances. The salaries and allowances of regularly paid workers have been drastically affected by high fuel price and hyper-inflation. President Buhari could not attend to any of the problems, but he sold…
18 Aug 2015
THE saying that action speaks louder than voice still holds, at least in the current dispensation of governance in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari has barely made any remarkable policy statement since assuming office on May 29, this year.
18 Aug 2015
THE ongoing ministerial briefing of the President at the State House, Abuja puts a spotlight on an important sector long neglected by previous administrations, yet one that can create millions of jobs .


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Two-and-a-half billion dollars: that’s how much funding the United Nations (UN) World Health Organisation (WHO) will need across its operations this year, it said on Monday, to help a record number of people facing disease and starvation.
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The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the candidate of Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, against utterances and acts that are capable of disrupting peace in the state.
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A foreign institution, PRO University (PROU), has concluded plans to establish a pre-degree study programme for secondary school leavers, to enable them study in universities overseas, get scholarships and internships abroad.
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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has cautioned the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) not to overreach itself over intervention in the controversy surrounding the Enugu State governorship election.
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Jurors at the nearly completed Old Bailey “conspiracy to facilitate and arrange travel with the aim of exploitation trial” of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Beatrice, his wife, Sonia, their daughter and Dr Obinna Obeta....