FX Reserves: Borrowing from Yourself & Paying Someone Else

I know many of my former colleagues in the banking industry and my fellow students of Economics will be up in arms against me for holding...

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BUDGET 2018: NAMING OUR PUPPY A LION

“The government pretends it is paying us, and we pretend we are working” – An old Soviet era joke “Dear Government… I’m going...

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Let The Rates Tumble

“There is no difference where aims are concerned, between a terrorist with a gun and bombs in his hand and a terrorist who has dollars,...

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MERCHANTS OF FAITH IN THE AGE OF HUNGER

Today, this column is devoted to an interrogation of issues raised in “Saved for His Praise”, a new book by the journalist and...

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Beyond The Agricultural Value Chain In Nigeria

I was privileged to give the dinner speech at the 59th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society in Abuja on September 27, 2018. I...

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Leadership, Transparency and Accountability

I was privileged to speak at the annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, (ICSAN), Port...

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BEYOND THE AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA

BEING A PAPER PRESENTED BY DR. ALEX OTTI, OFR AT THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE DINNER OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SOCIETY AT ABUJA ON SEPTEMBER...

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ALEX OTTI’s technocratic skills and distinctions fit to lead Abia

  As someone who started out under modest circumstances but has through scholastic distinctions and hard work secured several...

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Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, It’s Time To Tell Abians The Truth.

After reviewing the state of affairs in my dear state of Abia one year since the present PDP led government came to power amidst...

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All Fingers Are Not Equal, But How Unequal Should They Be?

“Nigeria has the unenviable position of being at the bottom of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index. Its social spending (on...

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