Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers


Between paper progress and real progress - Last week, the Minister of Finance, and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, gleefully declared that the Nigerian economy had witnessed verifiable growth indices in all sectors in the last two years. For instance, inflation had come down from about 12.4 per cent in 2011 to the single digit of about nine per cent today, and foreign reserves risen from $32bn in 2011 to about $50bn. “The Nigerian economy is today,