CATEGORY: DEEPDIVE

Recession as Opportunity for Reversing Resource Curse – Waziri Adio

Recession as Opportunity for Reversing Resource Curse – Waziri Adio

You never want to let a serious crisis to go to...


Prof. Soludo: Sale of Assets as Dangerous Policy Myopia?

Prof. Soludo: Sale of Assets as Dangerous Policy Myopia?

Times such as this require all brains at work and all hands on...


What Nigeria’s Planned Foreign Loans Borrowing Could Mean for Exchange Rate

What Nigeria’s Planned Foreign Loans Borrowing Could Mean for Exchange Rate

Don't expect too much from foreign...



Buhari’s Plagiarism: Mishandling An Already Bad Situation

Buhari’s Plagiarism: Mishandling An Already Bad Situation

How the Presidency fumbled an already messy...


Whatever Happened to the N500bn Social Welfare Package?

Whatever Happened to the N500bn Social Welfare Package?

The social welfare programs promised by the President are not forthcoming and we are wondering why....


Nigeria: Diversification of the Economy? Yes, but

Nigeria: Diversification of the Economy? Yes, but

While it is acknowledged that diversification is necessary, diversification should be channeled towards areas that will not leave us at the mercy of...


EID-EL-KABIR IN A TIME OF RECESSION

EID-EL-KABIR IN A TIME OF RECESSION

Economic recession during the Eid-El-Kabir...


Nigeria: The Search For A New Growth Model (Full Speech from Emir Sanusi)

Nigeria: The Search For A New Growth Model (Full Speech from Emir Sanusi)

It's a long read...but worth every bit of your...


What President Buhari Is Doing With The Economy

From the official spokesperson of the...


Two Sides To A Story: Why The “Nine Banks” Did Not Remit TSA Funds

Two Sides To A Story: Why The “Nine Banks” Did Not Remit TSA Funds

It's only fair to hear from both...


Why Airtel’s Ad Portraying An “Ibibio Man” As A Househelp Is “Racist”

"That advert is racism if I can say...


Letter to Buhari: It cannot be oil

Letter to Buhari: It cannot be oil

Sir, with all due respect I will say categorically that this cannot be solution to any of our many challenges....


Failed Turkish Coup: Lessons For Nigeria

Failed Turkish Coup: Lessons For Nigeria

Nigeria, like Turkey, has a history of coups. Some have succeeded, some have failed. Our last successful coup was in...


How Brexit Affects Nigeria…

How Brexit Affects Nigeria…

People talk about political earthquakes. The UK’s decision to end its relationship with the European Union is not so much an earthquake, just for...


What Brexit Means For Africa…

What Brexit Means For Africa…

The British people have just shocked the whole world by voting to exit the European Union. The vote basically separates the United Kingdom from...


Fuel Subsidy Removal: Now We Have Proof That Markets Work

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Now We Have Proof That Markets Work

Overthrowing Reasonings And High Things Ideas matter. They really do. What people believe plays a very important part in economic development. And they come...


Opinion: New FX Rule And A Year Of “Yes Men”

Opinion: New FX Rule And A Year Of “Yes Men”

In Marianne M Jennings’ book, the Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse, she stated stern warnings that CEOs must watch out for to avoid landing in...


Why Nigeria Doesn’t Need More ‘Entrepreneurs’

Why Nigeria Doesn’t Need More ‘Entrepreneurs’

It's not necessarily a good thing if you look at it this...


Opinion: Nigerian Labour Congress Is Dead

Opinion: Nigerian Labour Congress Is Dead

When I saw the news report citing NLC’s resolve to continue their current strike, I fell into a spasm of laughter. What strike? These...


WARNING: Why The Latest GDP Numbers Could Be Bad, Very Bad

In December 1983, martial music began playing on the airwaves on the last day of the year followed by a speech by a stout...


Crude Oil Woes: A Short Tale Of Why Nigerian Economy Is In A Mess

Crude Oil Woes: A Short Tale Of Why Nigerian Economy Is In A Mess

Ibe Kachikwu Studios put out their latest movie yesterday starring Ibe Kachikwu, of course. The video is quite good and you can watch all...


Buhari’s Special Adviser Explains Fuel Price Increase In This Brilliant Article

Special Adviser to President Buhari on National Planning Ben Akabueze has weighed in on the increase in fuel price recently announced by Nigeria’s Minister...


When Drones Collide With Nigerian Culture

When Drones Collide With Nigerian Culture

The busybody in charge of public relations at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) — one Sam Adurogboye — spoke to the press a couple of days ago...


Why Fuel Subsidy Removal Will Welcome Back Competition in the Petrol Sector

Why Fuel Subsidy Removal Will Welcome Back Competition in the Petrol Sector

The removal of the fuel subsidy does not come as a shock to Nigerians for the fact that fuel queues, though have disappeared, still...


My Dear President Buhari, Shame On You

My Dear President Buhari, Shame On You

ASK: “WHAT HAS NIGERIA DONE FOR ME?” As I have suspected for a while, the unsolicited trekking I undertook from Yaba to Ojota to...


Nigeria-China Currency Swap: We Are Toasts If We Don’t Fix These Problems Soon

Nigeria-China Currency Swap: We Are Toasts If We Don’t Fix These Problems Soon

News of the Nigeria government swapping a fraction of its foreign reserve for the Chinese Yuan was received by Nigerians with mixed feelings. Most...


3 Examples That Shows China Is Serious About  Africa

3 Examples That Shows China Is Serious About Africa

Nigeria has now become China's largest overseas engineering contract market, third largest trading partner and main destination for foreign investment in...


Opinion: E-commerce And The Paradox of Switching Costs

Opinion: E-commerce And The Paradox of Switching Costs

All through the weekend I read the biography of Jack Ma and his juggernaut, Alibaba. Okay, we all know that running a B2B platform...


Economic Implication Of Kidnapping School Children

Economic Implication Of Kidnapping School Children

About two years ago, over 200 Nigerian school girls were abducted by the miscreant group known as Boko Haram and their whereabouts have remained...


Beware Of Buhari’s Statist Policies , It’s Already Hurting You!

Beware Of Buhari’s Statist Policies , It’s Already Hurting You!

The indomitable Margaret Thatcher, erstwhile Prime Minister of Great Britain was once said to have quipped that “The problem with socialism is that you...