Over the next few days, I shall engage with 49 future policy leaders from across the world to deliberate on some of the world’s biggest issues. My personal agenda is to understand how policies can help developing countries especially those in Africa to build industries and create jobs for its young and growing population! Indeed,… Read More Lessons in the pursuit of industrial development by African governments
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 turning point in our economic fortunes. However before we get too carried away, I believe… Read More As Nigeria exits the recession, here are four key lessons!
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.
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 of people who knew about it have asked me how I got into the programme… Read More How to get an internship with the United Nations – my experience!
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 contracts to her cronies who were neither qualified nor even executed them. In return for… Read More #Fixing Nigeria’s oil: What the Diezeanigate really teaches us.
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 learned that for these amendments to become law, it must be approved by at least… Read More 1999 Constitutional review: 8 things you should be concerned about!!
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 of goods and services that we produce. On the surface this does not sound alarming… Read More What’ hot? Vol. 3 Nigeria’s looming debt crisis, Alarming inequality, #Diezanigate, Jack Ma in Africa!
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 boys So last week, Falz, a Nigerian musician, was under fire on twitter for saying… Read More What’s hot? Vol 2. Falz vs Nigeria’s moral fibre, Buhari’s voice note and Nigeria’s oil governance.
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 recession?’. So this article is a response to this question and suchlike, I discuss why… Read More Lessons from Nigeria’s economic boom
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 budget to get it signed while in 2017 we were looking for who would sign… Read More 5 things you should know about Nigeria’s 2017 budget.