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Democracy Day speech: Buhari fails to inspire national renewal and reform

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari did not speak at his inauguration on May 29. Instead, he gave a speech two weeks later, on June 12, the new Democracy Day. It’s quite odd for a newly sworn-in president not to give an inauguration speech. As this newspaper rightly said: “Speechless inauguration was wrong” (Vanguard, June 6, 2019).

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Why CBN must conduct regular stress tests on banks

THIS is an open letter to Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on the health of Nigerian banks. The purpose of the piece is not the misery index, even though current levels of inflation and unemployment are at feverish level; the essence is for him to be conducting stress tests on the Nigerian banks bi-annually. This is informed by concerns on the current state of health of the banks, which is causing apprehension among Nigerian depositors over safety of their investments.

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No eradicating poverty without investment in education — Stakeholders

PRESIDENT Mohammadu Buhari’s June 12 speech has not ceased to generate reactions, as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS and other stakeholders in the academia have said he cannot lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years without investing in qualitative education. They also suggested the way forward to achieving the president’s dreams for the unemployed youths.

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