IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Far from a happy Valentine’s

A lack of confidence in the ability of the political class to deliver on their promises, or to safeguard their life-savings has led to growing opposition to the FG’s plan to borrow ₦2 trillion of the ₦10 trillion in the Contributory Pension Scheme to finance an ambitious infrastructure programme. While the United Labour Congress is unequivocal in its submission that the future of Nigerian workers cannot be guaranteed “if a large chunk of pension funds are controlled by crass, profligate and often insensitive politicians famous for their careless handling of public funds,” the Nigeria Labour Congress reminded that the Contributory Pension Scheme, which came into being in 2004 is fully funded by workers and employers, and privately managed by Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs), adding that the funds are in the individual Retirement Savings Account (RSA) of beneficiaries. The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association also expressed concern for the government’s plans, calling it was unthinkable for the government to borrow from the pension fund when the citizens have not felt the impact of the mounting debt of government at all levels. Islamists have killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid. Most of the victims were travellers ...
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ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Far from a happy Valentine’s

A lack of confidence in the ability of the political ...
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What the emerging Great Power politics means for Africa

In 1983, US President, Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of ...
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The week ahead – Gamophobia

The Federal Government has sued about 70,000 Kebbi state farmers ...
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Rising insecurity in Abuja

On the evening of 2 February 2020, a fully loaded ...
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The week ahead – Mo fe bole

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Saturday ...
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The week ahead – Peter needs a lifeline

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that Nigeria’s ...
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The week ahead – Structural integrity

About 90 percent of bandits behind renewed armed attacks on ...
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The week ahead – Out of sight

At least 30 people were killed in Borno state after ...
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How could the Soleimani killing impact Nigeria?

On 3 January 2020, an American drone, in a targeted ...
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The Year Ahead – It’s the economy, stupid

The year 2019 was an interesting one for Nigeria, which ...
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My Nigeria – Women will no longer be suppressed

by Fakhrriyya Hashim The 2019 elections marked the most crucial ...
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The week ahead – A tale of two Decembers

Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 11.85 percent in November 2019, ...
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Scorecard – assessing our 2019 predictions

2019, like any other, has been an eventful year in ...
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What does Boris Johnson’s Britain mean for Nigeria?

Anti-immigrant sentiment is seldom fully rational, and one cannot understand ...
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The week ahead – Powering down

State Security Service officials forcefully rearrested journalist, activist and former ...
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The week ahead – Sound the alarm

The World Bank has said that Nigeria may become home ...
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Video: Who does the Social Media Bill affect?

The Executive arm of Nigeria’s government has for a while ...
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The week ahead – Give unto Caesar

Investment inflows into Nigeria declined by $460 million from $5.82 ...
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Trade needs a boost

Now that the Q3 2019 GDP results have been released ...
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The week ahead – Maybe it is rocket science

On 15 November, the Supreme Court said all allegations raised ...
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The week ahead – Meter watch

Visa has confirmed that it has acquired a stake in ...
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The week ahead – Who runs this show?

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of Nigeria’s border ...
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ISIS no more

US President, Donald Trump has announced that Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader ...
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The week ahead – Spot the mismatch

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the ...
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