Amid revenue surge, Lagos sets to acquire more debt
With the swearing in of the commissioners and special advisers by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governance in the state ought to get more energetic.
‘Uncertain global economic outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions’
Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue, labour standards and institutions, the International...
What do you do when the sick refuses the needed medication
In ancient times, as our people say, when the sick perceive their sickness, they sought the Babalawo, the father of knowledge. He might be female and knowledgeable in the area of sickness.
Intrigues, fears over rising Chinese loans
The Debt Management Office (DMO) recently unveiled its record of the country’s incremental obligations, in the second quarter of 2019, which stands at about N750b, but cumulatively at N25.7t.
Counsel for the Economic Advisory Council
The creation of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) in September generated all sorts of public reactions. One notable reaction was the view that its creation has diminished the remit of the Vice President, in as much as the Economic Management Team (EMT), previously chaired the Vice President, was abolished. This belief reflects an inchoate understanding…
Despite efforts, economy remains on ‘bumpy’ recovery path
The nation’s economy still remains on a rocky path, sustaining the sluggish pace of recovery in the face of depressed oil prices, United States (U.S.)-China trade war, uncertainty of Brexit fallouts and fears over decelerating global growth.
ITUC flays World Bank, IMF push for global deregulation
Amid a downgrade of global growth projections to their lowest levels since the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank are pushing deregulatory structural reform, which might worsen global poverty, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has said.
Former IMF chief Lagarde takes swipe at Trump's Twitter habits
Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde said President Donald Trump's trade offensive against China could slash global economic growth and she critiqued his Twitter habits in an interview with US television program 60 Minutes.
Border closure: IMF backs Nigeria, urges speedy resolution of issue
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.