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The Buhari Administration and Economic Governance: Assessing Progress of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Policy Recommendations · The executive and the legislature should constitute a team of carefully selected experts to continuously harmonize divergent positions and interests in order to smoothen the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) · To protect the nation’s earnings, the National Assembly should exercise stronger oversight in ensuring […]
Moussa Faki Mahamat is Chad’s minister of foreign affairs and economic integration and represents the Central African Economic and Monetary Community in the AU race. Mahamat was the prime minister of Chad from 2003 to 2005. In 2007 he was appointed president of the country’s Economic, Social, and Cultural Council. […]
The dust is finally settling on the shock election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States (US). Beyond the world’s generalized anxiety, Africa more than ever requires a calibrated lens to identify priorities and define pragmatic actions to advance the continent’s interests with Washington. Ultimately, Africa […]
Traditional leaders in Riyom, a town in Plateau State, say they have been suffering for 15 years. Since the turn of the century their tribe, the Berom, has been locked in conflict with Fulani herdsmen. They blame the nomads for raiding their villages, trampling their crops and appropriating their land. […]
Billions of dollars that should provide healthcare and education to some of the world’s poorest people continue to be stolen, but a new class of African leaders is giving a flicker of hope that things could change on the continent. In January 2016, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his Kenyan […]
Introduction Nigeria’s informal sector consists of several artisans, traders, shop owners and market women and men. Unlike the formal sector where it is easier to track and collect Pay as You Earn (PAYE), Value Added (VAT) and Withholding (WHT) taxes, the informal sector is a big, potential taxable businesses and […]
Policy Recommendations – The Hon. Commissioner for Transport in Lagos, who is a transportation sector professional, should strive to bring greater, more rapid improvements to the whole traffic situation across Lagos. This will help solidify the impressive successes so-far recorded at the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA). – Government […]
Policy Recommendations The UK and Nigeria should engage more practically on strengthening capacity, formalizing modalities and institutionalizing mutual assistance to prevent corruption and wider forms of illicit flows. Buhari should leverage his moral authority to help impel the global anti-corruption effort towards a broader transparency agenda. This will require Africa […]
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS Nigeria’s government should refocus on building up key infrastructures, which would serve as a foundation for industrial transformation and a stimulant to the industrial and development minerals sector in the country. A wholesale reform of the laws and policies that guide mining in Nigeria is urgently needed. These […]
Introduction Mining fits the vision of Nigeria’s current government on many levels. It has the potential to open up new revenue streams, create jobs and help underpin industrial expansion. With forty-four minerals spread across Nigeria’s 36 states accounting for just 0.3% of GDP, the recent renewed attention to the sector represents […]