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Fun, passionate, inquisitive exploring development

Nigeria’s Political Economy & the Implication for Sustainable Development

The 2006 British White paper on good governance opens with a bold assumption, stating that good governance is about good politics, period! That good governance is predetermined by the nature of politics (good or bad). Politics is central to reducing service delivery as it shapes and influences policy making. In other words, politics determines who gets what. Furthermore, underlying politics are elites who fund campaigns; making money the most essential tool in politics. Continue reading

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Is Nigeria Still in A Recession? Versus Reality

The economy contracted 1.5% consistently quarterly in 2016, based on the latest economic revision, Nigeria is no longer recessing, and is actually on the way to recovery and growth. However, as we know, a number of temporary factors including the … Continue reading

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Obession With Fighting Corruption Is Where Buhari is Getting It Wrong

The Buhari led-administration campaigned and won election purely on the basis of fighting and or setting the precedence on reducing corruption in Nigeria. The challenges with Buhari’s understanding of tackling corruption is the assumption that corruption is a tangible that … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Lack of Economic Recovery Plan

Nigeria’s bid to secure international bailout loans to fund the 2017 budget deficit has hit a deadlock because the economic team is yet to submit the economic recovery plan as requested by the World Bank and African Development Bank. The … Continue reading

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The North-East Crisis In Nigeria

As sanity and peace returns to the Boko-haram war-torn zones of Nigeria’s north-east. In the wake of recovery in these states is intense famine arising alongside all other components that accompany longer term displacements.

These states, as well as the federal government, seem helpless while people; Nigerian citizens are dying daily of preventable health challenges and hunger. According to Medicins Sans Frontieres, 6 children die daily in Bama, Borno state IDP camp. Continue reading

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Is Nigeria Cursed or Just Incapable Of Better Policies?

“The worse decisions  a fragile economy like Nigeria with no concrete evidence of why it grows other than its population size can make is price fixing and market control” Rebecca Enobong Roberts, 2016 🙂 In September, African Development Bank (AfDB) … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Buhari’s Unemployment Benefit Won’t Work

In the usual Nigerian politics manner of making idealistic promises during election campaigns and going back on it after the win, president Buhari or the ruling party APC (depending on personal understanding of who said what and what it meant … Continue reading

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