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Nwamaka Ogbonna

Politics. Economics. International Development

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 →

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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 →

What’s hot?!! Vol.1 – June 12, unemployment data, debt etc.

Hello blogfam! I hope your week has started on a great note already?! If not, I wish you some more luck. Anyway, I am excited to be starting what I think (hope & pray) maybe a permanent weekly feature on... Continue Reading →

Democracy day in Nigeria: 18 Years Later, To What Extent Has it Delivered on its Promise?

  I was 6 years old when Nigeria's last 'strong man' General Sanni Abacha died, as young as I was then, I still have vivid memories of the day of his death. I was sitting with my dad when the news broke... Continue Reading →

Ease of doing business in Nigeria – 31 Reforms completed in 60 Days

Small businesses are the lifeblood of Africa's economy and their contributions to employment and GDP cannot be overstated. A report by Mckinsey last year noted that: "Small companies dominate in other African economies. In Ethiopia, large companies account for less than... Continue Reading →

Vive la France! WEF Africa and other news

Hello blogfam, apologies for being away for so long, it sure feels like ages..let's just say April was pretty overwhelming with lots of work and personal demands but I am back now 🙂 I feel that it has been pretty... Continue Reading →

A role for the Development Bank of Nigeria

In this article for Stears, I look at the role Development Banks can play in Nigeria's industrialisation and diversification agenda, you can read it here. But below is an excerpt: "Development Banks are set up to deliver economic priorities of... Continue Reading →

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