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Electricity Tariff Increases: Celebration or Cause for Concern?

A lot seems to have happened in the power space over the last few days. First came the CBN announcement laying down specific rules...

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Is Nigeria Derailed?

If Nigeria is to address its dire economic realities, it must diversify and intensify production activities. Transportation is crucial to this. Development of transportation...

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Why the Electricity Industry Fails to Serve the Nigerian Economy

Clear Disconnect between Electricity Industry and Nigerian Economy As any economist or industrialist will tell you, electricity is a key enabler of the transformation...

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AKK: The Project Pipeline or The Pipeline Project?

A vital aspect of economic success in any developing country is the development of its infrastructure as this spurs industrial growth and socio-economic development....

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The Real Size of Loans

Interest on debt grows without rain: or so the old chestnut goes. This has certainly been the case for Nigeria over time and it...

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Corruption – Same As It Ever Was?

Nigeria is in the news again. Not for anything remotely positive or suggestive of a nation going through rebirth but for corruption and financial...

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Rebuilding Health and Education in Africa: Lessons from Spanish Flu and COVID-19

As the tempest of the pandemic rages, leaving carnage in its wake with healthcare sectors and national economies being the worst hit, there is...

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There’s a healthy mind in a healthy body. Is the Nigerian body politic still healthy?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has just announced that it is cutting the primary healthcare budget by 42% to...

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Losses and Poor Electricity Supply

The old adage “Money makes the world go around” is apt in describing one of the fundamental problems of the Nigerian electricity industry. The...

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Improving Fiscal Position: Converting Losses to Sustainable Revenues

Macroeconomics and all its attendant jargon are not the métier of most and so we can perhaps be forgiven occasionally for overlooking glaring red...

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It's Time to Transform Agriculture for Meaningful Diversification of the Economy

The agriculture sector in Nigeria employs no less than 70 percent of the labour force and accounts for 21 percent of GDP. Despite this...

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Early Lessons COVID-19 has Taught Us

Seven months ago, the world seemed a steady place. Christmas holidays upon us. President Trump was ramping up for his re-election bid. Boris Johnson...

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