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NESG vs CBN: A battle of wits?

    NESG vs CBN: A battle of wits?

Amidst the series of tough decisions rolled out by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Nigerian economy gasps for breath under the weight of low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic,

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Buhari’s shock therapy for Nigerians

    Buhari’s shock therapy for Nigerians

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose. Former governor of New York, Mario Matthew Cuomo, now of blessed memory, said those immortal words 35 years ago. Poetry is relatively

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Playing politics with southern Kaduna

    Playing politics with southern Kaduna

Two can play the game. That should sum up the politicking surrounding the disinvitation of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, for the 2020 annual general conference of the

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Apple’s $2tr question for Nigeria’s oil

    Apple’s $2tr question for Nigeria’s oil

In Nigeria, oil is definitely the apple of our eyes — we don’t need to argue over that. But this piece of news should set us thinking once again: Apple,

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Mailafia and the conspiracy theories

  Mailafia and the conspiracy theories

Dr Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), shook the airwaves recently when he

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Shoprite and our ‘bad belle’ syndrome

  Shoprite and our ‘bad belle’ syndrome

When Shoprite owners announced that they were selling their stake in the Nigerian market, many of us were baffled. Initially

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Capitalism and inequality in a post-Covid Nigeria

  Capitalism and inequality in a post-Covid Nigeria

BY BENEDICT IKEMEFUNA UZOECHINA Capitalist societies are oriented towards innovation and dynamism, creation of new knowledge, new products, new modes

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This power rotation thing again

  This power rotation thing again

Mallam Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s confidant, is someone who speaks just once in a blue moon. He hardly grants

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Weep not for the Niger Delta

  Weep not for the Niger Delta

Why is Nigeria like this? Don’t look too far: the answers are well articulated in the Niger Delta Development Commission

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Mr President, take charge!

  Mr President, take charge!

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, I come to you in peace. Nevertheless, I do not have a nicer way of putting

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