Olatunji Dare: To repay is to owe more, By Azu Ishiekwene
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Olatunji Dare: To repay is to owe more, By Azu Ishiekwene

Professor Olatunji Dare His weekly column for The NATION, now in its 14th year, is of the same vintage and has drawn high praise for its insights and felicity of style. To mark his contributions to journalism and public discourse in Nigeria, 20 of his contemporaries, colleagues and former students on three continents, in July…

Why minimum wage is a bad idea, By Azu Ishiekwene
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Why minimum wage is a bad idea, By Azu Ishiekwene

If employers are forced to make hard economic choices about hiring or firing due to artificially fixed wages, the low-skilled and vulnerable ones whose battle Labour claims to be fighting would be the first to go. Minimum wage laws do not necessarily guarantee jobs, yet they make it more expensive to hire or retain low-skilled…