Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 15)

Based on the ravaging effects of the covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Budget sought to reposition the Nigerian economy towards recovery, growth and resilience. The latest 2021 budget implementation report, the third quarter, released by the budget office of the federation (BOF), shows that the actual net revenue in the quarter was ₦1.93 trillion, and 8.3 […]


Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 38)

The government’s new fiscal projections have been revealed in the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2020-20221. The GDP growth projection was revised downwards from 3.6% to 2.9% for the 2020 fiscal year. Benchmark crude price was also revised from $60 to $55 per barrel, which could weigh on expected revenues. However, while recurrent expenditure is expected […]


Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

In most business schools and development economics classes around the world, Nigeria is used as a textbook case of “resource curse”. With more than USD 1 trillion earned from oil revenue since inception, the country is still ranked high in major underdevelopment indicators such as poverty, infant and maternal mortality among others. A comparative analysis […]