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Nwamaka Ogbonna

Politics. Economics. International Development

As Nigeria exits the recession, here are four key lessons!

Recently the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics announced that Nigeria is officially out of a recession after recording a positive growth rate of 0.55% after five consecutive quarters of negative growth rates. This is good news and should hopefully be a... Continue Reading →

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Nigeria: to restructure or not?

The latest buzzword amongst politicians in Nigeria is 'restructuring' which in many case is assumed to mean greater devolution of powers and resources to state governments. It is argued that doing so will improve governance and developmental outcomes. However¬†in this... Continue Reading →

How to get an internship with the United Nations – my experience!

Last year, I had the opportunity of interning with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), New York. It was a memorable experience and one of the opportunities I am thankful to God for and remain thrilled about. Quite a number... Continue Reading →

#Fixing Nigeria’s oil: What the Diezeanigate really teaches us.

Over the last couple of weeks, a lot of details concerning how Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum, Diezeani Alison Madueke, allegedly embezzled public funds have emerged. The stories are mind-blowing, to put mildly, one of them is that she¬†awarded lucrative... Continue Reading →

1999 Constitutional review: 8 things you should be concerned about!!

Hey blogfam! Last week, the Nigerian Senate considered 36 amendments to Nigeria's 1999 constitution. I am not a Lawyer or Political Scientist so I have limited understanding of how the legislative process works but I did some little 'research' and... Continue Reading →

What’ hot? Vol. 3 Nigeria’s looming debt crisis, Alarming inequality, #Diezanigate, Jack Ma in Africa!

Hi blogfam! Another edition of your favorite news updates. Nigeria's looming debt crisis Nigeria's current debt stock stands at N19.6 trillion and our debt to GDP ratio is only 18.6%- that is our national debt is 18.6% of the value... Continue Reading →

What’s hot? Vol 2. Falz vs Nigeria’s moral fibre, Buhari’s voice note and Nigeria’s oil governance.

Hi blogfam! It's the second edition of 'What's hot' (first edition), I know I had said it would be weekly but with the look of things, fortnightly seems more realistic for now. let's get cracking, shall we? Falz vs yahoo... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Nigeria’s economic boom

So I have had a lot of people ask me questions along this line 'Oh, I'm confused, I thought before oil prices fell we were growing between 5-6% per year, how come once oil prices fell, we immediately entered a... Continue Reading →

5 things you should know about Nigeria’s 2017 budget.

On Monday June 12, 2017, Nigeria's 2017 budget was finally signed into law after several months of the drama that has come to characterise Nigeria's budget process. As a Twitter user put it 'In 2016, we were looking for the... Continue Reading →

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