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To Sell Or Not To Sell? Nigeria’s Government Weighs Decision Over National Assets

 Nigeria Minister of Budgets and National Planning, Udo Udoma, has disclosed that Nigeria has no plans to sell national assets as a panacea for the current economic recession ravaging the country. Udoma made this disclosure ahead of the upcoming Nigeria Economic Summit. Some Nigeria including Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and President of the Senate, […]

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Non-oil Revenue Drive: Nigeria Unearths 700,000 Firms That Have Never Paid Taxes

  Nigeria’s taxation department has tracked down 700,000 firms that have never paid taxes. The move is an attempt by the African oil producer to tap alternative sources so as to survive the economic difficulty caused by a reduction in oil prices. According to Nigeria’s tax chief, the crackdown has allowed tax revenues to remain […]

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Dolapo Oladiran: Free Education, Is It Really Possible?

 In recent years, we have been repeatedly told that education is being commodified and how it is a right and not a privilege. Nordic countries are cited as examples of countries where free education is obtainable and students in South Africa (SA) cannot understand nor accept why this cannot be implemented in their country. Are […]

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Waziri Adio: Recession as Opportunity for Reversing Resource Curse

 And, sadly, it came to pass. It is well predicted that most countries blessed with natural resources, even in the best of times, perform worse economically than countries not so endowed; and that, when times are tough, countries that are dependent on natural resources come to an assured grief. There is a popular name for […]