Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    Reflections from the UN secretary-general’s envoy on youth’s visit to Nigeria

Reflections from the UN secretary-general’s envoy on youth’s visit to Nigeria

BY ROTIMI OLAWALEI was elated when I learnt that Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations secretary-general’s envoy on youth, will be visiting Nigeria for three days.I knew it would be an opportunity to put youth development at the front burner of national discourse in Nigeria and amongst development partners, especially the UN. I was pleased to be invited to a few [...]

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    Diversifying the Nigerian economy

Diversifying the Nigerian economy

By Okechukwu Eluogu Diversifying the Nigerian economy to address near total reliance on proceeds from the oil and gas sector is a policy that has been touted by successive governments in Nigeria. With the recent crash in oil price and consequent hardship engendered by this over-reliance on oil, it has become more compelling to Nigerian policy makers and all stakeholders that diversifying [...]

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    For Nigeria, knocking on heaven’s doors

For Nigeria, knocking on heaven’s doors

BY DEMOLA OLAREWAJUIn the aftermath of the loss of Goodluck Jonathan, my pain as one who had supported him stemmed not from the feeling of a personal loss but anger that he had seemed to assume that his mandate was a personal one that nobody had a right to feel more angered by than himself.I saw this as selfish – [...]

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    How to identify small businesses in Nigeria

How to identify small businesses in Nigeria

BY KUNLE ADEBUNMIPeople, at some points, start up a business venture, but it is germane for the owner to understand which classification his/her business falls under -start –up, micro business, small business, medium sized business etc.While classification of businesses has been done by various governments of different African countries basically for taxation and policy plans, many governments till date find it difficult [...]

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    ‘Buhari’ – the dog – and matters arising

‘Buhari’ – the dog – and matters arising

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    Why Nigeria’s policies are not sustainable

Why Nigeria’s policies are not sustainable

BY YINKA OLAITONigeria is a great country with vast and enduring potentials, human and natural resources.Nigeria is so blessed it has no business with poverty or allied issues. But what obtains today is a pity story of a great nation swallowed by mediocrity.We all know we are not where we are supposed to be but we are not willing to [...]

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    Nigeria’s federating units: A case for the devolution of powers

Nigeria’s federating units: A case for the devolution of powers

BY UGOCHUKWU AMASIKEOne of the tragedies of the current unitary system of governance we practice; and the consequential mono-product economy it's foisted on the Nigerian federation, is the transformation of Nigeria's federating units into dependent and mere distribution centres.Today, Nigeria has states that are incapable of meeting the most elementary requirements of a government, even the payment of salaries is a herculean task, not to [...]

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    Matters Arising: Banning 9 banks from the Forex window in an economy going into recession

Matters Arising: Banning 9 banks from the Forex window in an economy going into recession

BY SOPURUCHUKWU UWADIEGWUThe media has been awash lately with news that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned nine deposit money banks (DMBs) from the foreign exchange market, for allegedly hiding over $2 billion belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), being dividend from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).From what the [...]

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    I weep for Turkey

I weep for Turkey

BY CEMAL YIGITIt has been the same topic of discourse everywhere. And it won’t stop anytime soon because of the atrocities that have followed, all in the name of sanitising the country and arresting masterminds of the phantom coup.The news coming out of Turkey has been really disturbing to many, and equally baffling to the world.President Erdogan has obviously lost [...]

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    Buhari’s communication challenges

Buhari’s communication challenges

By Baba Grumpy A few months ago, I wrote this article -  https://www.thecable.ng/understanding-buhari-approach-exchange-rate   If you read that article or take the pain to read it now, you will realize that I am a supporter of President Buhari. In that article, I called a few things wrong. I said Buhari won’t increase the price of petrol and he wont allow the naira lose [...]

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    Mayowa Ahmed and the story of a silent genocide

Mayowa Ahmed and the story of a silent genocide

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    The new Nigerian court of appeal: Ikpeazu v Ogah in context

The new Nigerian court of appeal: Ikpeazu v Ogah in context

By Aliyu Muhammed Hassan The judgment of the Nigerian Court of Appeal upturning that of the Federal High Court’s Justice Abang in Ikpeazu V Ogah (the Abia Governorship tussle) seems to signal another phase in the negative development of the Nigerian Court of Appeal.The Nigerian Court of Appeal, used to be the Apex Court in Nigeria, when the final adjudicatory authority [...]

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    The dog named ‘Buhari’ and legal remedies

The dog named ‘Buhari’ and legal remedies

By Somadina Ibe-Ojiludu Mr Joe Fortemose Chinakwe was released a few days ago after his imprisonment by the police.   His ‘crime’ was that he named his dog ‘Buhari’.  Whereas Mr Chinakwe claims that he so acted because President Buhari, ‘is his hero’, his neighbour rather held that Mr Chinakwe’s dog was named after his father, Alhaji Buhari.  As reported by the [...]

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    Anambra at 25: Rewriting the Anambra narrative

Anambra at 25: Rewriting the Anambra narrative

By Edward T. Dibiana The travel alert by the United States of America to its citizens, over some states in Nigeria, penultimate week, meant different things to different people. To the American citizens living in the country or intending a visit, it was a clear warning on where to avoid.Until some years ago, Anambra would have featured prominently on the list. [...]

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    Open letter to President Buhari: Save our jobs and future

Open letter to President Buhari: Save our jobs and future

BY CHIBUZOR WIGWE I appeal to President Buhari and all caring people of Nigeria to intervene to save the 4,500 jobs that are at risk at the Ogun Guangdong free trade zone.Our employer and zone manager — Zhongfu International Investments FZE, are in the process of being chased out of Nigeria after investing over USD 50 million of their money in developing the [...]

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    Sustainable production can eradicate poverty

Sustainable production can eradicate poverty

BY BAMIKOLE OMISHOREWithout doubt, we all are familiar with the theme of the #IYD2016 which is: 'ROAD TO 2030: ERADICATING POVERTY AND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION’. I will tilt my speech towards eradicating poverty and achieving sustainability in production and consumption as it affects civic leadership. The International Youth Day reminds us of the indispensable role that youths play in [...]

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