Nigeria needs a state of emergency, not a placebo of hope

As we the nation marks another independence anniversary – the 57th – on October 1, speeches will be made by all levels of leaders reminding us of our great achievements, most especially our unity as a nation, and preaching hope in spite of obvious challenges. Nothing may be possibly wrong with this routine exercise, but having been done More...

by Vera Olubi | Published 2 months ago
By Vera Olubi On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Four Charts and two theories: Explaining Nigeria’s economic dilemma

Godwin Emefiele, the usually taciturn Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), governor smugly remarked that the country could not afford an interest rate reduction because the economy was still fragile and that it was in More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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IPOB and Colours of terrorism

Last week the federal government completed the process of declaring IPOB a terrorist organisation by getting the court to approve the earlier step taken by the army and the governors of the region to proscribe it. More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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No Igbo, no Nigeria!

Nigeria may be sliding into a Rwanda-like situation with the Igbo being primed as scapegoat for Nigeria’s problems. The Operation Python Dance II of the Army which is responsible for the current escalation of More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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The market has been on its knees, but darkness ends now…Kayode Okunola

Kayode Okunola takes his stocking broking knowledge seriously, no more so than in these times of crippling recession when listed companies seem to be dropping market values like nine pins. Nevertheless, despite More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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Looking forward backward: How southern intellectuals undermine the argument for restructuring

Restructuring has become something many people would love to hate because it conjures all sorts of meanings and imaginations. Issues around it are becoming quite complex and somewhat complicated. President Buhari’s More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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The market has been on its knees, but darkness ends now – Kayode Okunola

Kayode Okunola takes his stocking broking knowledge seriously, no more so than in these times of crippling recession when listed companies seem to be dropping market values like nine pins. Nevertheless, despite More...

By Vera Olubi On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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We are all T-bill junkies now

Treasury Bills (government IOU’s) used to be obscure creatures small and fragile, hiding in the deeper recess of the economy. Indeed, as recently as the year 2000 the total value of T-Bills in issue was N898.3 More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Lafarge –Africa: Jumping a ditch

TESLIM SHITTA-BEY |   With the onset of recession last year several companies got punched and bloodied none so fiercely as those in the construction sector. Between 2015 and 2017 Nigeria’s construction industry More...