As President of the Oxford Africa Society 2019/2020, ITV interviewed me for my views on the Oxford Union controversy.
”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
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)
It has been a while since I last blogged and I have missed engaging with you all! It’s been a period of major transitions for me – between September and October, I quit my job and returned to school to begin another phase of my career. I am very pleased to share that I am… Read More How to get into a top graduate programme – my Oxford experience!!
It was a great honor to speak at the New Media Conference on the topic “Disruptions and democracy-2019 in view”. It was a really engaging and insightful conversation and I learnt a lot. One key point I tried to make is the need for us not to over play the importance of social media in… Read More New Media conference 2018 – Lagos, Nigeria.
I was super honoured for the opportunity to speak on the closing plenary of the ‘Going Global 2018 conference’. It was a great platform to share my thoughts on the future of work and education with over 1,000 leaders from international education ministries and vice-chancellors from across 50 countries.
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.
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.
Hello Blogfam! So sorry for the long absence, its never intentional….but the good news however is that I managed to get my batteries recharged so I have a lot of things I plan to write about this month 🙂 London Heathrow Airport The last two months were intense and involved a number of trips including… Read More Why Airports matter for foreign Investments.
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