”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!!
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.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled on a report by the National Bureau of Statistics which revealed the credit allocation made by Nigerian banks to the country’s private sector. The findings of the report caused me to think and reflect on why the oil and gas sector receives most of the private sector credit while… Read More Why are Banks not lending to Agriculture?
Paddy Adenuga’s story – Amaka’s take The son of one of Nigeria’s billionaire businessmen recently released an interesting and intriguing story about how he attempted to buy one of the world’s largest corporations, Chevron at only 29 years. The story shows a determined, resilient, focused and persistent young man and at the same time the… Read More Trending topics: Africa’s single air market; Kenya’s two Presidents; Nigerian Churches vs Voter apathy.
Hello blogfam! I have missed the blog so much, the end of the year has been much more intense than I had anticipated – so many personal projects with deadlines just happened to fall within this period and given that I ain’t no superwoman, I must admit, it’s been hard to juggle everything effectively but… Read More British Council Future leaders connect diaries – Part 3: Meeting the Elders, visiting the UK Houses of Parliament and No.10 Downing street.
Last week, I began a series of posts about the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme, you can find the first here – where I discussed the purpose of the programme and the application/selection process. The programme was divided into two phases – we spent the first 5 nights at the University of Cambridge and… Read More British Council Future leaders connect diaries – Part 2; My EPIC Cambridge experience!!