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Time for North to Get More Revenue


By ZAYYAD I. MOHAMMED At present, all the 19 northern states cannot effectively function without the monthly allocation from the Federation Account. But can the 19 northern states ever survive without the monthly allocations from the Federation Account? – Certainly yes; if the region can wake-up from its slumber. The thirst of northern Governors for […]

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Austerity in US and UK – Ranks of Working Poor Grow Despite Social Safety Nets


By EJIKE E. OKPA 11 The IMF president, a French national recently went to Nigeria to tell them what to do with their economic situation as it relates to fuel subsidy. Of course, one could have said, a ‘Daniel Come to Justice’, a machination of Nigeria Finance Minister Ms Okonjo-Iweala, who believes into to in […]

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Transforming Agriculture in Nigeria


By VICTOR OLAPOJOYE Top officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), State governments, and Nigerian companies seeking to partner with and buy from American companies will converge in Washington DC this week to attend a trade conference on “Transforming Agribusiness in Nigeria through Investment”. The event organized by the Corporate Council […]

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Beyond Fuel Subsidy: What Next?


Why SURE is not a sure route to Infrastucture Development By JAYE GASKIA INTRODUCTION: At the height of the tremendous mobilisation and organising efforts aimed at preparing Nigerians for resistance and persuading the government to change its policy course on subsidy removal, I had written a paper in December 2011, titled ‘Governing by stealth: exploding […]

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“Sam, Is it true your Mummy Stole Money”


By SEGUN O’LAW “You’re a thief. You lived a lie. Sitting in an office with plaques and awards and Financial Times articles on the walls and certificates of academic excellence – all lies”, Judge Michael Perl QC scoffed at Tony Billings for theft of £430,000 from his boss to pay for extravagant gifts and foreign […]

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Fuel Subsidy Probe: When will Farouk Lawan Release his Report?


There is a popular belief among members of the public that the Senate and the House of Representatives initiate probes only when they are broke, and in order to extort money from government agencies and other affected people or institutions. And, as always predicted, probes by the National Assembly have consistently turned out to be […]

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Who is Idang Alibi Fooling?


By NA-ALLAH MOHAMMED ZAGGA Credulous readers can be easily misled by sophistry and propaganda, which is intended to arrest the intelligence of undiscerning Nigerians. One cannot, therefore, resist the urge to challenge the opinion of Idang Alibi, a freelance journalist, on the outcome of the recent governorship election, which once again returned Aliyu Wamakko of […]

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