Category: Policy Analysis

Breaking down in easy to read and understand formats current Government Policies across all sectors of the Nigerian Economy – Goal is to enable people come to terms with all the CURRENT POLICY Position of the Federal Government of Nigeria) – In this column, we would share our POLICY thoughts/position on what Government can do better.

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Social Justice in Nigeria

The fundamental crisis of social justice is rooted in leadership, management and persistent self-center. When the interests of some groups and cliques benefit from certain leaders and are served instead of those of a whole community or society, lust prevails over granting people the love and care they deserve. Social justice is at stake. But

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PAYE and the Nigeria’s tax system

TAX – This is likely one of the most used words in the World particularly if you work or run a Business. Taxes is a word used to describe the mandatory FEES Individuals and Citizens pay to the Government. In return, Government is committed to using these MONIES to run its projects and programs alongside

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Capital Market and the Investment Security Act Bill

The Problem Statement Sequel to the contemplation of the superior court to resolve securities disputes and the creation of the Investment and Securities Tribunal, it shows the uncertainty in the investment and securities Act 2007 which makes the judicial structure of the investment and securities tribunal snare the executive rather than the judiciary. This amount

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Unemployment and the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

The Problem Statement There is an ongoing effort in assenting the bill into law by the president. This delay may be caused by inadequate funding to fully establish the operations of the proposed Nigerian Peace Corps, given the scarce financial resources which may pose serious challenge to the government and duplication of duties performed by

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Declining oil revenue and Communication Tax Bill

The Problem Statement The Nigerian Senate has proposed a Communication Service Tax Bill (2019) as extra revenue for the national budget. This has met widespread criticisms arising from the decline in economic growth, tax multiplicity and collection amongst others.   The Policy Solution The Bill entitled ‘Communication Tax Bill, 2019 (SB.12)’ proposes the introduction of

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Piracy, Government and the Film Corporation Bill

The Problem Statement The clash between the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) and practitioners in the film industry has raised concerns following a bill currently in the House of Representatives which seeks to transform the former into the Nigerian Film Commission. The Nigerian Film Corporation is faced with poor funding, piracy, weak commitment from the government,

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Oil dependence and Nigeria’s Palm Oil Sector

The Problem Statement Recall that Nigeria once ranked among the top Palm oil-producing nations globally and was a key exporter of the product. However, underinvestment and decades of neglect have seen the industry production decline to a point where the country is now a net importer of the commodity. However, it is inexcusable for Nigeria

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Healthcare and Insurance in Nigeria

The Problem Statement Over 60 years of independence, the Nigerian health system has been evolving over the years through health care reforms aimed at addressing the public health challenges confronting it. This led to the formulation of health scheme like National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), National Immunization Coverage Scheme (NICS), Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), Nigerian

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Nigeria and the controversial Water Resources Bill

The Problem Statement Water is life. An adequate supply of water breeds survival and civilization and its importance can’t be overemphasized. Nigeria, being a tropical West African country having many rivers, streams and lakes still lack access to quality water. In addition to being blessed with abundant water resources and the Government commitment in investing

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Brain drain and labor migration in Nigeria

The Problem Statement Migration poses as one of the critical challenges facing Nigeria. This connotes why people leave their country of origin for better living conditions. These reasons can be seen in the light of the economic and security situations, conflicts and insurgency, academic aspirations and unemployment amongst others. It is fortunate to reiterate that