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What to Do About Recession in Nigeria

Economists postulate that once an economy exhibits two consecutive quarters of negative growth, such an economy is technically in a recession. The negative growth of the economy implies output loss, hence jobs are lost with adverse implications. However, an economy can register positive growth rates and yet perform below potential. The Nigerian economy, from 1999

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Education In The  Age Of Neoliberalism:  Local And External Contexts

By    Sylvester Odion Akhaine   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the

Nigeria And The Economics Of Devaluation

The persistent depreciation of the Naira to the United States dollar in particular and other foreign currencies like the British Pound, Euro etc. in general has generated debate among those interested in the Nigerian project.  President Buhari’s opposition to devaluation stressing that he has no intention to ‘kill’ the Naira reactions in some quarters. There

Discreet Elite Versus Discrete Judiciary

By Adetutu Bashorun  Corruption in the Nigerian judiciary has forever been a bane of the legal system and the common man on the street of our dear nation. The system is embedded and rife with lack of confidence in the judiciary that the courts will mete out justice even in the greenest of cases. The

Between Good Governance and Corruption

By Adegbenro Adebanjo   The Muhammed Buhari Administration enjoys massive support among the generality of Nigerians and in the International Community. The honeymoon seems to be unending. And with its dogged fight against corruption, some have become extreme believers and cheer leaders. And those who fault any move or policies and actions of the government

Budget 2016 and Its Change Logic

By Festus O. Egwaikhide   There is much to be said about a country’s budget. If well designed and implemented, it can serve as a potent instrument of resource mobilisation and allocation. It specifies the revenues, expenditures and borrowing requirements of the government within a given period of time, usually a year. Fiscal measures are

An Encounter With Diezani

By Okpara Edozie Samuel  In a country where almost every public commentator, including average Nigerians, are calling for the head of the former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, writing an article that represents her as an embodiment of humility, empathy and humanity may not be the wisest thing to do.But when the event in

Terrorism: The Challenge Of Deadly Weapons

By Bobson Gbinije   “And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by His side come hot from hell, shall in these confines With A Monarch’s   voice, cry ‘Havoc’ And let slip the dogs   of war”. — Shakespeare (in Julius Caesar)   Dogmatic blandishments, doctrinaire sophistry, religious extremism and systematic political indoctrination etc, have unleashed

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