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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions (1)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions (1)

By Charles Soludo I read some of the responses to my article, “Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election”, and I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the debate. I am glad that the debate has finally taken off. I have decided, for the record, to re-enter the debate if only to set some

FG To Privatize Railways, Inland Waterways, Others in 2015

The Federal Government has announced plans to privatize eight sectors of the economy by 2015. The sectors to be privatized include the railway, road authority, inland waterways, Ports & harbor, national transport commission, federal competition, consumer protection and postal bill. Benjamin Dikki, the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, disclosed this during

Economy: Nigeria Skirting The Circle

How I wished Tayo Akpata, Sam G. Ikoku, Bola Ige, Erhunse Bankole Akpata, Tunji Otegbeye and other departed Nigerian thinkers were alive today to see how the cooks of neo-colonial politics have spoilt the broth. I do not envy Allison, Ayida, Phillip Asiodu, Olufemi Okunnu, Mohammed Dikko Yusufu, Mohammed Ayagi, Balarabe Musa and others who

Jonathan Unveils N100 Commemorative Notes

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, November 12, formally unveiled the new N100 commemorative notes at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The short ceremony, initially scheduled for last week Wednesday did not hold then because of the President’s journey to Burkina Faso. Namadi Sambo, Vice President and Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, joined

SERAP Sues CBN Over Non-Disclosure of Boko Haram Sponsors

The Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has dragged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, before a Federal High Court sittingin Lagos over its failure to expose those involved in alleged money launderingused to fund theBoko Haram terrorist group. In a suit filed by SERAP with number FHC/L/CS/1547/2014, the group is asking for a declaration that

INEC, CBN to Collaborate on 2015 Electoral Materials

Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on Wednesday, September 3, said the commission would consider ways to collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on the printing of electoral materials for upcoming elections. Professor Jega said this in Abuja, while receiving the governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, who

Godwin Emefiele Photo

Federal Government Appoints Emefiele As CBN Governor

Godwin Emefiele, the  chief executive officer, Zenith Bank Plc, has been appointed as substantive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. He replaces Sahusi Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended this morning by President Goodluck Jonathan. Bayo Adelabu, executive director, First Bank Plc has also been named deputy governor, replacing Tunde Lemo. The names of the

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