IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Reloaded

Unclaimed dividends and bank account balances unattended for at least six years will be available as special credit to the federal government through the Unclaimed Funds Trust Fund. According to the Finance Act 2020 recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, the trust fund will be a sub-fund of the Crisis Intervention Fund. The act exempts official bank accounts owned by the FG, state or local governments or any of their ministries, departments or agencies. According to the act, the monies transferred to the trust fund will be a “special debt owed by the federal government to shareholders and dormant bank account holders”. It also states that the original owners of the money can claim it at any time. The operation of the trust fund will be supervised by the Debt Management Office (DMO) and governed by a governing council chaired by the finance minister and a co-chairperson from the private sector appointed by the president. This move will make needed funds available to the federal government without foreign exchange worries or conditions attached to loans from multilateral lenders. Other members of the governing council shall include the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, director-general of the Securities ...
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Constitutional implications of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria

If there were any lingering doubts in the minds of ...
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The week ahead – Chasing a pandemic

The FG has announced significant changes to its 2020 budget ...
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The week ahead – Crude reality

The Doyin Salami-led Economic Advisory Council appointed by President Muhammadu ...
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Covid-19 and a price war make the perfect storm

Share prices across the world sank on Monday as panicked ...
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The week ahead – Backed into a corner

Nigerian authorities have been in touch with around 100 people ...
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Video: Coronavirus and Nigeria’s oil security

The coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world and is ...
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The week ahead – No silver bullets

The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Nigeria on ...
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Coronavirus: It’s potential effect on Nigeria’s economy

On the last day of 2019, the World Health Organisation’s ...
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The week ahead – Significant kerfuffles

Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, has issued a warning ...
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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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