Buhari vs Atiku: Economic policies

”It is clear that the two leading contenders for Nigeria’s top job have very distinct ideas on how the economy should run – each model with its own set of consequences. The ball is now in the court of Nigerians to decide the kind of economy that they desire to have and who they deem best to deliver it”.… Read More Buhari vs Atiku: Economic policies

Graduate school admissions and scholarships – Instagram live session with Nwamaka Ogbonna (Video)

On Sunday, the 10th of February, I held a live session on graduate school admissions and scholarships on my Instagram Page (amaka_og). Based on my experience getting into competitive graduate programmes at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Oxford and also getting a 100% full scholarship to study at the LSE;… Read More Graduate school admissions and scholarships – Instagram live session with Nwamaka Ogbonna (Video)

Africa can spearhead a new technology revolution, but it will require large-scale investment from governments.

In this piece for the Africa at LSE blog, I argue that as tech solutions by African entrepreneurs are replicated globally, governments must make necessary investments in infrastructure and Research & Development. Economists hardly agree on anything but if there is one thing most of them agree on, it is that technology and innovation are… Read More Africa can spearhead a new technology revolution, but it will require large-scale investment from governments.

5 reasons why Nigeria does not NEED a national airline.

Last week, Nigeria launched a national airline – ‘Nigeria Air’. The Nigerian government annoys me daily perhaps even hourly but I cannot remember when last a government decision irked me so much as this news did. I am angry because this is an unnecessary gamble done for nothing-else than political expediency – to fulfil an… Read More 5 reasons why Nigeria does not NEED a national airline.

Making Nigerian Jollof Rice a global meal! 4 Lessons from Thailand #Jollofeconomics

In recent years Jollof rice has emerged as some sort of cultural phenomenon in Nigeria, which is quite a huge deal considering the fact that Nigerians generally struggle to find areas of mutual interest. I cannot recall how this Jollof craze started but it’s been strong enough to ignite #jollofwars with neighbouring countries such as Ghana… Read More Making Nigerian Jollof Rice a global meal! 4 Lessons from Thailand #Jollofeconomics