INFLATION AS TAXATION WITHOUT LEGISLATION

“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair”. Sam Ewing....

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Of Evolution, Revolution and Disruption a Requiem for Crude Oil

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” – Albert Einstein Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist,...

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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

Dr. ALEX OTTI:  Leader, Banker, Catalyst and Pillar of Empowerment…. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” It seems...

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