Archive for: World Bank

Nigerians are not as poor as you think we are – even the World Bank says so

Nigerians are not as poor as you think we are – even the World Bank says so

by Tunji Andrews The recently announced re-based GDP figures that increased the estimated size of the Nigerian economy has again drawn attention to official poverty statistics. Data from the last...

 

State Government Debts: Is there an end to this dilemma?

State Government Debts: Is there an end to this dilemma?

A coalition of non-governmental organisations in Rivers state styling itself as the Niger Delta Citizens and Budget Platform (NDCBP), has expressed concern over a recent approval by the state...

 

Photo of the Day: This is how to fight the Nigerian police… to a standstill

Photo of the Day: This is how to fight the Nigerian police… to a standstill

by Isi Esene Fighting for your right in Nigeria is never an easy task and taking on about 50 fully armed policemen in the centre of Abuja is no less a daunting one. Yesterday, former Education...

 

Bayo Oluwasanmi: Oby Ezekwesili is perfect to be Nigeria’s first woman President

Bayo Oluwasanmi: Oby Ezekwesili is perfect to be Nigeria’s first woman President

by Bayo Oluwasanmi   Ezekwesili is not just a Nigerian, she’s a special talent, well-educated with experience rooted in reform backgrounds with specialized training, lengthy resumes and...

 

Reno Omokri: Nigeria’s GDP rebasing adds value to every citizen

Reno Omokri: Nigeria’s GDP rebasing adds value to every citizen

by Reno Omokri The thing that they fail to understand is that any Nigerian who discredits the rebasing of Nigeria’s economy is discrediting himself. It was Nigeria’s value that was...

 

Cheta Nwanze: What Nigeria needs to know about the ‘global economy’

Cheta Nwanze: What Nigeria needs to know about the ‘global economy’

by Cheta  Nwanze Today’s piece is about economic systems, the World Bank and the IMF, and whether they have they helped Nigeria or not. The reason I chose this particular topic for today...

 

Reno Omokri: World Bank did not say Nigeria is an extremely poor country

Reno Omokri: World Bank did not say Nigeria is an extremely poor country

by Reno Omokri   Finally, it is sad that opposition political figures and the online news sites that they use to bamboozle the gullible are willing to attempt to damage the image of their...

 

Opinion: Wait, was Pastor Adeboye one of those who got Sanusi suspended?

Opinion: Wait, was Pastor Adeboye one of those who got Sanusi suspended?

by Adekoya Boladale Mallam Sanusi’s verbal diarrhoea manifested recently at the annual TEDX Talk in Abuja where he accused the General Overseer of the Redeemed Church of God, Pastor Enoch...

 

Abigail Anaba profiles Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Why NOI deserves our praise (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2013 Nominee)

Abigail Anaba profiles Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Why NOI deserves our praise (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2013 Nominee)

by Abigail Anaba Even NOI’s ‘enemies’ will acknowledge that she is an uncommonly brilliant and intelligent woman whose economic weight cannot be taken for granted. She definitely...

 

Opinion: Guarantees are a broad brush with toll roads and the public account

Opinion: Guarantees are a broad brush with toll roads and the public account

by Ifeanyi Uddin First, governments could opt to build the roads cheaply, deploying tax revenues for this purpose. In this case, tolling will be part of a cost-recovery scheme. Another option...