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The Curious Case of Emir Sanusi

It wasn’t much of a surprise when I eventually saw the video. It was an award, and Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II is no stranger to awards. There was a white man behind him this time though, almost breathing down his neck. I thought, ‘perhaps that is what is responsible for Sanusi’s sudden economic transmogrification’. Emir...

FRC indicts Stanbic IBTC management for fraud, suspends Atedo Peterside, David-Borha

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has suspended the Chairman of Stanbic IBTC bank, Mr. Peterside Atedo and the Managing Director, Mrs. Sola David-Borha from the board of the bank for alleged fraudulent activities. Specifically, FRC said the two were involved in accounting irregularities, and improper disclosures in the bank’s 2013 and 2014 financial...

Revisiting Tinubu-nomics

On November 18, 2014, about three months to the initially scheduled dates for the last presidential election, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) had cause to write to the then President Goodluck Jonathan, on some ways forward for the economy, which had showed signs of going into a tailspin as a result of the crash in...

REVISITING TINUBU-NOMICS

On the 18th of November, 2014, about three months to the initially scheduled dates for the last presidential elections, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu had cause to write to the then President Goodluck Jonathan, on some ways forward for the economy, which had showed signs of going into a tailspin as a result of the crash...

We Can’t Run Away From These Cows

Okay, actually we know it’s not just a Nigerian problem. But it is a problem all the same. The nomadic Fulanis are a phenomenon spanning many countries from the north to the south of Africa. One could say that the ‘tribe’ is one of the few bucking the trend of ‘modern’ civilisation. And they have...

The Problem With Nigeria’s GDP Growth

If instead of one’s child to grow tall and strong, one hand, leg or the head begins to grow on its own, in distended fashion and out of sync with the rest of the body, that would not be termed healthy growth, will it? If also a child continues to grow, ad infinitum, without maturing...

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