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Rebuilding Health and Education in Africa: Lessons from Spanish Flu and COVID-19

As the tempest of the pandemic rages, leaving carnage in its wake with healthcare sectors and national economies being the worst hit, there is...

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There’s a healthy mind in a healthy body. Is the Nigerian body politic still healthy?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has just announced that it is cutting the primary healthcare budget by 42% to...

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Losses and Poor Electricity Supply

The old adage “Money makes the world go around” is apt in describing one of the fundamental problems of the Nigerian electricity industry. The...

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Improving Fiscal Position: Converting Losses to Sustainable Revenues

Macroeconomics and all its attendant jargon are not the métier of most and so we can perhaps be forgiven occasionally for overlooking glaring red...

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It's Time to Transform Agriculture for Meaningful Diversification of the Economy

The agriculture sector in Nigeria employs no less than 70 percent of the labour force and accounts for 21 percent of GDP. Despite this...

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Early Lessons COVID-19 has Taught Us

Seven months ago, the world seemed a steady place. Christmas holidays upon us. President Trump was ramping up for his re-election bid. Boris Johnson...

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Resetting the Nigerian Economy: COVID-19 and Oil Price-Induced Impetus

A unique opportunity to restructure the Nigerian economy in favour of inclusive growth to address growing unemployment and poverty The coronavirus pandemic is causing...

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Diversification and the Dangers of Lip Service

In an article published in This Day newspaper, statements credited to the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria...

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To Ban or To Plan: What is the Better way to Solve Socio-Economic Issues?

Public officials in Nigeria seem enamoured with banning. Something about the high-handed authoritarian style of tackling problems seems to appeal to each successive administration...

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To Invest or Not to Invest: That is not the question

The Premium Times of 23 February 2019caught the eye with a headline claiming “Investments in Nigeria reduced by 204% in 2019 -NIPC”. This certainly seems...

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