Opinion Articles

September 16, 2022

Building socio-economic resilience in Nigeria by fostering productive capacities

Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of Africa. As the largest economy of the continent at US$ 440,777 (in 2021, using the World Bank’s atlas method for calculations) and the most…

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December 13, 2018

Africa’s Migration – Trends, Drivers and Policy Implications

Migration from Africa commonly evokes the image of a continent fleeing its own home. Many Africans leave to go to other places within and outside the continent in what can…

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June 29, 2018

Untapped Economic Potentials in West Africa Region

Economic or trade unions all have something in common; to form a sizable market that can position its member states in a vantage standpoint needed to influence trade negotiations or…

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June 5, 2018

Plastic Pollution: Implications and Way Forward

This article seeks to highlight the costs of plastic pollution as well as to provide targeted and actionable recommendations for different stakeholders, especially in the African context. Plastic pollution has…

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May 25, 2018

AfCFTA: What It Means For Nigeria

The Presidents of forty-four (44) African countries just recently signed the agreement for the creation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The success of AfCFTA will make it the…

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February 27, 2018

Fiscal Transparency – Nigeria Continues to Slide in Open Budget Index

Overview The International Budget Partnership (IBP), on January 23, 2013, released the results of the Open Budget Index (OBI) for 2012 in which about 100 countries were surveyed. The OBI…

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February 27, 2018

Brazil’s President Visit to Nigeria and Implications for the BRICS

The visit culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the setting up of the Nigeria-Brazil Bi-national Commission with the aim of boosting trade and economic activities…

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September 14, 2017

Nigeria Is Out Of Recession But Not Out Of The Woods Yet

The good news coming out of Nigeria is that the economy has finally exited its worst recession in 29 years. After five quarters of negative growth, the economy grew by…

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February 8, 2017

Crisis As An Opportunity: The Two Sides Of Economic Recession

By Adedeji Adeniran Economic crisis is no doubt a painful episode for different economic entities; however it also presents an opportunity for implementing reforms, especially for economies like

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November 27, 2012

The Proposed Increase in Salaries of Politicians in Ghana

Less than five months after the death of President John Attah Mills, Ghanaians have been handed what some local analysts term a bitter pill to swallow by the current leadership…

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October 19, 2012

Good Governance in Nigeria Must Begin at the Local Council, Not From Abuja

President Jonathan seems to realize that good governance and service delivery matters most at the local council levels. He also seems to understand the constraints to performance at that level…

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