Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Still on the New GDP Numbers, By Ifeanyi Uddin

April 14, 2014

Ifeanyi Uddin There was no question but that the new domestic output numbers for the Nigerian economy was going to attract much interest. A rare... read more

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On The New GDP Numbers, By Ifeanyi Uddin

April 7, 2014

So, finally, we are a bigger economy than South Africa. Indeed, at US$509 billion (estimates for last year), we now are the continent’s biggest economy... read more

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Measuring Bank Liquidity, By Ifeanyi Uddin

March 31, 2014

In the last four years, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has tightened monetary conditions even as inflation moved into and seemed comfortable in the... read more

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Removing the Fuel Subsidy, By Ifeanyi Uddin

March 24, 2014

The queues are back at the filling stations; and our lived experience has taken a turn for the worse; a few fires have started. Yet,... read more

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The Constitution and Presidential Powers, By Ifeanyi Uddin

March 16, 2014

The recent spat between the newly appointed defence minister, General Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) and the military chiefs of staff over reporting lines has resonated in... read more

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Still on Our Rising Debts, By Ifeanyi Uddin

March 10, 2014

Each time I read of our governments (central and sub-national) contracting new debt, I cringe. Several years back, a friend and boss advised me not... read more

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In Search of New Scapegoats, By Ifeanyi Uddin

March 2, 2014

My attention was drawn, last week, to the possibility that the American government may be behind the random acts of barbarity in increasingly large swathes... read more

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Reforming Our Universities, By Ifeanyi Uddin

February 24, 2014

Decades after its ouster from office, the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) administration remains one of the most steeped in controversy in Nigeria. How much of... read more

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The Business of Policy Making, By Ifeanyi Uddin

February 17, 2014

Last week, the federal government upped the policy ante. In the wake of the recent launch of a national automotive policy, its inauguration of the... read more

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Accounting For Crude Oil Sales and Revenues, By Ifeanyi Uddin

February 2, 2014

Why does it matter that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has indicated accounting sleights of hand at the... read more

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The MPC’s Effect On The Domestic Balloon, By Ifeanyi Uddin

January 27, 2014

At its first meeting this year, held Monday last week in Abuja, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s rate-setting committee (the Monetary Policy Committee — MPC)... read more

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On Today’s Meeting of The MPC – Matters Arising! By Ifeanyi Uddin

January 19, 2014

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) rate-setting body, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today monday 20th January, under a cloud. The mass of gray... read more

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The CBN and Institution Building, By Ifeanyi Uddin

January 13, 2014

The pyrotechnics notwithstanding, the hijinks last week around the fate in office of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), did have a... read more

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Osun State And The Church, By Ifeanyi Uddin

January 5, 2014

Why would the government of Osun State build a church? Why would any government build a place of worship, at all? In today’s plural, interconnected... read more

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Of Pangolins And The African Capacity To Consume Everything, By Ifeanyi Uddin

December 30, 2013

August this year, I spent a couple of days in London. I hate traveling. So the period spent away from home was not much fun.... read more

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A Minister, The Budget, And Our Expectation, By Ifeanyi Uddin

December 23, 2013

The run up to the end of this year has been a season of high-wire performances across the land. The theatrics have ranged from the... read more

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Re-aligning Domestic Policy Making, By Ifeanyi Uddin

December 16, 2013

Ifeanyi Uddin In a meeting last week with personnel from one of the bigger investment banking outfits operating out of the United States of America,... read more

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Toll-roads And The Public Account, By Ifeanyi Uddin

December 9, 2013

The Federal government is apparently considering returning tolls to highways it maintains as a means of ensuring that these remain in good repair. The South... read more

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INEC, Biometric Data And Our Love For Snafus, By Ifeanyi Uddin

December 2, 2013

Columnist Ifeanyi Uddin Much debate has attended the conduct of “supplementary polls” over the weekend for election to the office of governor for Anambra State.... read more

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Playing The Ostrich, By Ifeanyi Uddin

November 25, 2013

Ifeanyi Uddin Over the last few months, I have been involved in a running conversation with a friend. About Nigeria, of course. Sometimes very intense,... read more

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Meeting the MPC, By Ifeanyi Uddin

November 18, 2013

Isn’t it strange that the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today, and the economy’s outlook is the least important of... read more

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Treasury Bills As Safe Deposit Instruments, By Ifeanyi Uddin

November 4, 2013

Columnist Ifeanyi Uddin Even as we struggle to make meaning of the country’s dire economic straits, it was without doubt a high watermark in the... read more

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Disagreeing On The Fortunes Of The Country, By Ifeanyi Uddin

November 4, 2013

Columnist Ifeanyi Uddin Are there doubts about the record of the current federal government? Yes. Its boosters point to a succession of stellar achievements in... read more

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Disagreeing On The Fortunes Of The Country, By Ifeanyi Uddin

October 28, 2013

Ifeanyi Uddin Are there doubts about the record of the current federal government? Yes. Its boosters point to a succession of stellar achievements in support... read more

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How Do We Discuss Our Problems, By Ifeanyi Uddin

October 21, 2013

Ifeanyi Uddin What is the problem with Nigeria? For good reasons, there are as many answers to this question, as there are persons who have... read more

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