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December 1 2014

From NigeriansTalk Mon Dec 1 2014, 10:45:57

The central bank's (CBN) rate-setting committee, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), ended its November meeting (last week) with arguably the boldest steps it has taken of late. While the decision[...]

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From NigeriansTalk Mon Dec 1 2014, 05:35:54

A day before the 2011 presidential elections, an abandoned telecommunications mast was used to cordon off the road leading to the FCT office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),[...]

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November 26 2014

From NigeriansTalk Wed Nov 26 2014, 02:03:39

If you have an M.Sc in Finance or a degree in economics, you can skip this piece. The point of it is to try to explain what the CBN did[...]

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November 24 2014

From NigeriansTalk Mon Nov 24 2014, 05:50:55

"Despite the dwindling revenue of the nation due to falling crude oil prices and decrease in output, the nation is not broke, as feared in some quarters." So declared the[...]

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From NigeriansTalk Mon Nov 24 2014, 02:08:34

Over the last couple of weeks, as the price for Bonny Light (Nigeria's benchmark crude) touched new depths on the global markets, and our export earnings dropped, conversation has fixated[...]

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November 17 2014

From NigeriansTalk Mon Nov 17 2014, 05:32:44

Sitting through any speech by President Goodluck Jonathan can be an agonizing, even traumatizing experience. No matter how hard he tries or practices, this former university lecturer cannot simply deliver[...]

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From NigeriansTalk Mon Nov 17 2014, 00:44:32

This week, The Economist features an article on the debilitating toll of the Ebola viral disease (EVD) on sub-Saharan Africa. Until now, much of the concern generated by the viral[...]

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November 11 2014

From NigeriansTalk Tue Nov 11 2014, 03:27:37

Needing to purchase some household equipment, I ended up at the neighborhood shopping centre in Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, known as a marketplace for electronics, furniture and building materials. Moving[...]

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November 10 2014

From NigeriansTalk Mon Nov 10 2014, 00:48:14

"All is well!", they shout. But the place smolders still. Our Emperor? In the end, not even Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus mattered any more after the "Great Fire" destroyed[...]

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November 3 2014

From NigeriansTalk Mon Nov 3 2014, 04:03:01

The setting was Baghdad in 2003. America had just launched Operation Shock and Awe, unleashing death and destruction as its war machine rolled across Iraq. However, Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf, the[...]

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