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Enough of budget cycle rollovers

THE unhappy fate of the 2017 Budget is one more proof that Nigerian government finds it difficult to carry out simple tasks which are taken for granted in other climes. Government in this case means the Executive and Legislative branches which have the joint responsibility under the constitution to pass the annual appropriation bills.

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Macron’s lesson for our youth

Nigeria’s young, aspiring leaders have a thing or two to learn from the political sagacity of French liberal centrist politician, Emmanuel Macron, who blazed to an emphatic victory after the two-stage presidential election that ended on Sunday, 7th May 2017. He beat his sole opponent of the ultra-rightist National Front, Ms Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen, by 65 per cent to 35 per cent of the votes already counted. Le Pen immediately conceded.

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Magu: Let the Supreme Court decide

The nation risks a needless standoff between the Senate and the Presidency if the Federal lawmakers make good their threat not to confirm nominees for public office henceforth until the battle of wits between the two arms of government over the fate of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, is resolved.

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Workers deserve a better deal

May Day of 2017, which was celebrated yesterday all over the world by the working class was perhaps, the gloomiest in our recent history. Apart from the good news that the economy would likely exit recession later this year, the catalogue of woes reflected in the banners and placards at the rallies of the Labour unions seemed longer than usual.

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Plugging the knowledge gaps in solid minerals sector (2)

Referencing recent comments credited to Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to the effect that there was still much work to be done in terms of funding and creating an enabling environment for mining in the country, we have expressed support for this position while admonishing that more action should be seen in this direction than hitherto the case.

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