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Nwamaka Ogbonna

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Africa can spearhead a new technology revolution, but it will require large-scale investment from governments.

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... Continue Reading →

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5 reasons why Nigeria does not NEED a national airline.

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... Continue Reading →

Why Airports matter for foreign Investments.

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... Continue Reading →

Why are Banks not lending to Agriculture?

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... Continue Reading →

Trending topics: Africa’s single air market; Kenya’s two Presidents; Nigerian Churches vs Voter apathy.

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... Continue Reading →

British Council Future leaders connect diaries – Part 3: Meeting the Elders, visiting the UK Houses of Parliament and No.10 Downing street.

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... Continue Reading →

British Council Future leaders connect diaries – Part 2; My EPIC Cambridge experience!!

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... Continue Reading →

British Council Future Leaders connect diaries! Part 1. – Application and selection process.

Hey blogfam, before I proceed, I would like to apologise for the rather long hiatus, believe me, it was not intentional, I was very overwhelmed! And I promise to make it up to you. As some of you may know,... Continue Reading →

Lessons in the pursuit of industrial development by African governments

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... Continue Reading →

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