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  • CBN Interest rate at 12%: Erratic monetary policy and illiquidity CBN Interest rate at 12%: Erratic monetary policy and illiquidity

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the country’s supremely reserve bank has made a decision of hiking the interest rate from 11% to 12%. It was puzzling to many financial and monetary observers because it was less than three months that CBN reduced the interest rate from 13% to 11%. Then it appeared that the monetary policy was gearing towards enhancement of liquidity, but the latest u-turn has thrown cold water to the pursuit of liquidity.
  • Afripol supports Buhari‘s Opposition to Naira Devaluation Afripol supports Buhari‘s Opposition to Naira Devaluation



    Naira is gradually evolving into a ‘proxy’ and ‘puppetry’ currency to both US dollar and British pound. Therefore it is devoid of logic and not prudent to further devalue naira in this circumstance as stipulated and recommended by the overbearing IMF.  The economic managers and financial policy makers of yesteryear Nigeria failed woefully to safeguard and protect the emerging and fledgling naira currency.

  • Saint Patrick Day: Igbo are grateful to Irish Catholic Missionary Saint Patrick Day: Igbo are grateful to Irish Catholic Missionary
    As we celebrate Saint Patrick Day (St. Paddy) honoring Irish contributions to the world. There is a place in one corner of the world that Irish catholic priests and sisters touched and their legacies are still with us.  The place is in the eastern part of Nigeria where majority of residents are Igbo people, Ijaw, Efiki, Ibibio and many related people,

    Irish missionaries built schools and hospitals in Igboland.   The most famous among...
  • British MPs – Onwurah  and Osamor Historic Homecoming British MPs – Onwurah and Osamor Historic Homecoming

    A great event was marked on 16th Feb 2016 in Nigeria’s statehouse at Aso Rock, when President Buhari received UK Members of Parliament   - Rt. Hon. Ms. Chi Onwurah and Rt. Hon. Ms. Kate Osamor.



    Why was it a big deal with historical significance? After all, this is not the first time members of UK Parliaments are visiting Nigeria. But in this case both members of the visiting UK Parliamentarians are of Nigerian descent...
  • The Demise of Naira – Foundation built on shifting sand The Demise of Naira – Foundation built on shifting sand

    “… Likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” -Matthew 7:27




    By now we all know the story of naira, the value is precipitously collapsing and its malleability threaten the dwindling Nigeria’s economy. To be candid, there is no need to beat around the bush;...
  • Photo News:  President Buhari receives  Chi Onwurah,  UK Members of Parliament Photo News: President Buhari receives Chi Onwurah, UK Members of Parliament
    President Buhari receives Rt. Hon. Ms. Chi Onwurah, Rt. Hon. Ms. Kate Osamor and Rt. Hon. Laurence Robertson, UK Member of Parliament  in the  Statehouse  Aso Rock on 16th Feb 2016.   Both Chi Onwurah, and  Kate Osamor are of Igbo-Nigerian heritage.
    Chi Onwurah is a British of Nigerian ancestry, who was elected on the platform of the Labour Party in Newcastle Central seat in the year 2010. Just like Chuka Umunna, she is biracial with an...
  • WAEC 2015:  Abia  and Anambra States top WAEC ranking WAEC 2015: Abia and Anambra States top WAEC ranking
    South east states top WAEC ranking, northern schools rank low


    The analysis of the performance of states in the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has emerged with south east states again topping the chart with their candidates obtaining the most credits in at least five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.


    Abia state topped the chart with 33, 762 of its 52, 801 candidates getting...
  • Nigeria interest rate at 11 %: Falling Oil Price impacts Naira and Inflation rate Nigeria interest rate at 11 %: Falling Oil Price impacts Naira and Inflation rate

    The Monetary Policy Committee held its meeting at Abuja for policy rate decision and left the interest rate at 11 percent while they refrained from further devaluation of naira.
    But are their decisions prudent?

    A reasonable number of  financial  observers and economists believe that The Monetary Policy Committee is living in alternative planet. With the new normal of failing oil price and limited foreign reserve, the present...
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