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How 17,474 Political Officers Earn N1.1TR Annually

Salaries and allowances for political office holders have always been problematic in Nigeria. In 1979, as soon as the National Assembly was inaugurated, the...

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON: Between Publicity And Communication

Before the eventual announcement of Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu as spokespersons to the newly elected President Muhammadu appointment, there had been wide speculations...

Nigerian States Face Bankruptcy

The recent meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the 36 states regarding the financial situation in the country may not have come...

Buhari finally sacks NNPC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked the board of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), according to a terse statement issued by the Office of...

Judge drags Aregbesola to EFCC, UN for economic mismanagement

A serving judge in the Osun State judiciary Justice Oloyede Folahanmi has dragged Governor Raufu Aregbesola to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),...

Exclusive: How Jonathan, NASS Killed Yar’Adua’s 2009 Salary Review Efforts

17,474 Political Officers Earn N1.1 trillion annually Salaries and allowances for political office holders have always been problematic in Nigeria. In 1979, as soon as...

Bribery, Nepotism, Irregularities Rock Promotions In Para-military Agencies

…Officers Pay N2m For Promotion ...Officers Urge Buhari To Probe Promotions A strange combination of dejection and a spirit of rebellion now pervade the air around...

30 Key Quotes from President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech

30 Key Quotes from President Buhari's Inaugural Speech The Economic Confidential presents 30 Key issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in his Inaugural...

Buhari and the economy: which way forward?

Expectedly, goodwill messages have deservedly, poured in from far and wide to congratulate the clear victor of the 2015 elections and President Elect, Mohammed...

Nigerian’s Expectations After May 29

Indications have emerged that new government of General Muhammadu Buhari will be greeted with high expectations and urgent need for overhauling of the socio-economic...

Xenophobic Attacks and Its Economic Implications

The latest xenophobic attacks on foreigners by South Africans have generated outrage, and condemnation from different parts of the world. Xenophobia has become an...

Negative Reactions Persist Over DStv’s Tariff Increment

There is no doubt that devaluation of the naira have posed more challenges to brand handlers, and this is not unconnected with the rationale...

Giant Strides In Agricultural Transformation

Food is as essential as oxygen to the human body, and it is one of the major indicators of poverty index. It is generally...

Privatisation of BoI, BoA, NCX Still At Prelim Stage, Says BPE

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has explained that the privatization processes for the Bank of Industry (BoI), Bank of Agriculture (BoA) and Abuja...

Election Spending And Imminent Economic Gloom

The Nigerian economy might experience a further backsliding after the elections, if a recent report by international rating agency Standard & Poor (S&P) is...

Despite Successes, Doubts Linger About Sure-P Achievements

Up to around 2006, it was possible to travel from Lokoja to Abuja in about 90 minutes because the road was smooth. By 2006...

Education & Shelter In Post 2015 Agenda

Determined to lift more nations and people out of poverty, illiteracy, ill-health and reduce inequality, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (Rio+20),...

President Jonathan and Doubting-Thomases

Doubting Thomases is the plural of a doubting Thomas. It refers to an incredulous or habitually doubtful person who is sceptical and refuses to...

NEXIM Bank: Empowering Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda

The President Goodluck Jonathan Transformation Agenda which has almost become a household name is intended to permeate a wide spectrum of the nation’s everyday...

Can PDP or APC Rescue The Economy?

The 2015 elections are barely weeks away and yet, not even close followers of events in the political space can satisfactorily articulate distinctive differences...