Nwamaka Ogbonna

Politics. Economics. International Development



Understanding Nigeria’s $1 billion Eurobond sale: Opportunities and risks

Last week, Nigeria successfully completed a $1 billion Eurobond sale on the international market. In fact the bond sale was oversubscribed to the tune of $ 7.8 billion at an interest rate of 7.88%. However, we can only access the... Continue Reading →


Nigeria’s Budget 2017: Examining the #Frivolousitems

Note: all images are from Budgit: here & here Nigerian civil society watchdog Budgit recently published a list of frivolous items in Nigeria's 2017 budget. As I went through the line items, I could not understand how a country undergoing... Continue Reading →

Nigeria in recession: government expenditure and the N-power programme

Over the weekend, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the inflation figure of December, the year-on-year inflation stood at 18.55 %. This means that between December 2015 and December 2016, the average prices of goods and services ┬áin increased... Continue Reading →

The revised Gender and Equal Opportunities bill and why we should all be deeply concerned!

Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights'- Hillary Clinton As some of you are aware, the Nigerian National Assembly failed to pass the Gender and Equal Opportunities bill after its second reading , so now a... Continue Reading →

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