Category Archives: Development

Why President Jonathan Lost the Election to Buhari

The world is still in amazement over ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari’s wide margin victory against President Jonathan. This is a significant event for Nigeria’s democracy- and a huge win for the continent at large. Goodluck Jonathan’s quick congratulatory phone call … Continue reading

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My Comments on: Parking charges could boost Nigeria’s income by $10bn

VENTURES AFRICA – Currently, the Nigerian government is running low on revenue due to the steep decline in oil prices to less than 50 dollars a barrel. This has led many analysts to question how the national and state governments … Continue reading

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Making Growth More Tangible Through Equality

Depending on what you choose to look at, this administration has done the most in Nigeria’s history to stimulate economic growth, however, the things it failed to as a result of ignorance or a lack of preparation to tackle the … Continue reading

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Africa Rising but are Africans rising?

The story of Africa’s rising(Nigeria) continues to mislead many experts on development proclaiming the “end of poverty,” activist Thomas Pogge contends that poverty won’t go away anytime soon, unless the rules that escalates inequality are addressed at their roots. This … Continue reading

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Efficient Seed Funding; lessons learned

“Forms of help that overrides or undercut people’s capacity to help themselves are unhelpful help” David Ellerman, 2005 The advantage of seed-funding as opposed to the micro-lending is that, it takes financial pressure off beneficiaries and allows room for the … Continue reading

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With this administration nothing surprises me anymore

What is more shocking for me right now in this country is that many educated Nigerian are still of the opinion that the missing Chibok girls is a scam to make president Jonathan look bad. Allegedly, this assumption feeds off … Continue reading

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Harnessing Job-Creating Growth; World Economic Forum on Africa Edition

“Africa’s Growth is unsustainable because it’s mostly reliant on commodity; pumping from the ground and earning income” ~ Winifred Byanyima Against all odds, the just concluded world economic forum on Africa in Abuja Nigeria was a success. The forum had … Continue reading

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