Category Archives: Development and Economic growth

Nigeria-Decides-2019: Why Nigerians will Vote Against President Buhari and for Atiku Abubakar

“For Africa to succeed, Nigeria must succeed and more importantly, if Nigeria fails the world is in trouble”. ~ Tony Blair, 2003 One of the key areas which Nigeria must do well as a key example to rest of Africa … Continue reading

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Reducing Inequalities in Nigeria by 2030: SDG Challenges and Way Forward

Nigeria has a shared broad role in shaping out Agenda 2030, its explosive population makes it even more imperative. The Nation’s National Development Target must reflect the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In theory, Nigeria’s commitment to the SDGs is sensible, however, in practice, there is little or no evidence to support the notion that the government is serious about achieving these goals. By all indications, there is no reason to believe that Nigeria will make any progress on the SDG. The Oxfam International Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI, 2018) ranks Nigeria 157 of 188 countries in the world. In accessing the commitment to reduce vulnerabilities, this report found no indicators of positive efforts by the government to mitigate the growing risk. Continue reading

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The Nigerian Middle-class Everyone Should Worry About

Recently, a Ph.D. candidate friend came to Lagos on field assignment for research work; studying the trends of migration in Nigeria with the specific focus on migration rate, the location of choice and the class and profession of migrants. I … Continue reading

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Slave Trade in Libya like the Deaths in Medditterian Sea is Caused by the African Governments

The horrifying reports brought to light by the CNN film crew who secretly filmed actions of humans being auctioned as a slave in Libya two weeks ago has created an uproar globally; causing shocks and condemnations. Majority of the slaves … Continue reading

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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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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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Harnessing the Informal Sector for growth in Nigeria

Lately, many African nations have experienced the Africa rising revival, however, it has not necessarily created decent jobs to accommodate the nation’s growing population. Deepening unemployment crisis remains a huge plague African government are caught up with trying to mediate … Continue reading

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Looming Crisis as JP Morgan Chase Kicks Nigeria Out

On September 8th 2015, JP Morgan Chase(JPM) released a press statement stating that they had begun the process of discharging Nigeria from its Emerging Market Bond Index from this month, and that by the end of October 2015, Nigeria will … Continue reading

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Right policies to boost growth in Africa; beyond 2015

In Africa, economic growth is continuously failing to create jobs and lift a significant number of Africans out of poverty. Subsequently, predictions of economic growth acceleration have so far failed to substantially identify practical factors that could make such growth … 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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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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High growth, no foundation; the case for Africa

Africa’s growth is no longer debatable. Evidently, the case of the “African economic miracles”; six of the ten world’s fastest growing economy are in sub-Saharan Africa however, three of those six sub-Saharan countries which includes; Angola, Nigeria and Chad are … Continue reading

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