Columns

Nigeria: Cautious Economic Outlook As Politics Weigh, By Rafiq Raji

Investors are understandably taking precautions. Ecobank’s Nonyane shares insights from her observations of the markets and note-sharing with clients: “From a financial market perspective, we have certainly seen investors being a lot more conservative with risk taking on NGN assets over the past six months on the back of the…
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Opinion

Federal Republic of Inequality and Oppression, By ‘Tope Fasua

The problem we seem to have is that the oppressors of Nigeria are also holding themselves down. It is said that you cannot actually pin a man down, except you stay down with him. So Nigeria’s oppressors are local champions. If they let Nigerians breathe, and thrive, even they will…
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Q2, 2018 GDP Numbers: Tales Of The Expected?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

One thing is clear, well into the twilight of the Buhari administration’s first four-year term, old problems remain with the economy. Fifteen months into our economic recovery, momentum is still under-powered. With the population growing at around 3 per cent annually, domestic output growth needs to rise by much more…
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Foreign Capital Imports, Investor Confidence, and Economic Reforms, By Uddin Ifeanyi

How important, therefore, is it that the United States of America accounted for percent of capital that came into the country last year, Europe (including the the United Kingdom’s percent) accounted for percent, Asia (or more precisely, Singapore), percent, and Africa (South Africa and Mauritius) percent? This depends on one’s…
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Opinion

Unraveling Execution Trap As Challenge To Nigeria’s Economic Recovery, By Tunji Olaopa

...one of the direct consequences of the reform of the governance and administrative structures and institutions of the Nigerian state should be the adequate diversification of the Nigerian economy away from its unhealthy dependence on the oil sector. Economic diversification only speaks to a state’s creative capacity to read the…
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Columns

What Do the Recent Numbers On the Economy Mean?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

There may be many routes to “development”. But on the balance of evidence, the Buhari administration has not yet gotten this economy on any such sustainable road! The only other idea more frightening than this, is the realisation that despite one of the most traumatic recessions of recent is back…
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