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Between Good Governance and Corruption

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

Challenge of Rebuilding Nigeria’s Economy (Part II)

The Buhari administration cannot, within four years, reverse the structure of the economy that has failed, since 1960, to provide the basic amenities of life to some 90 per cent of Nigerians. But his administration can lay a solid foundation for a better Nigeria. In 1960 and in the years before the incursion of the

Challenge of Rebuilding Nigeria’s Economy (Part 1)

A debate is ongoing concerning the state of the Nigerian economy. This has been intensified since the All Progressive Congress, APC, came to power on the mantra of change. The presidency has also made pronouncements alluding to the fact that the Nigerian economy has never performed so badly in recent times. More recently, President Muhammadu

A Toast to Angus Deaton, Nobel’s New King of Anti-Poverty Economics

The Nobel Prize in Economics was instituted in 1968 by the Swedish central bank in memory of Alfred Nobel. It was not part of the original Nobel prizes in Physics, Chemistry and other natural sciences established in 1895. Many economists, with varying tendencies, have won the Nobel Prize in Economics, ranging from monetarists like Milton

Bad News From Nigeria’s Private Sector

Economic agents in any economy broadly consist of the government, private sector, households and their families. In market or near-market economies, this sector is perceived as the engine of growth. It is more often the vibrant sector that combines all the factors of production to produce goods and services needed by an economy for sustenance

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