The Coronavirus is still infecting humans and economies:


Within three-quarters of its outbreak, the virus has infected more than 18 million lives, killed roughly two-thirds of a million, shrank and still shrinking economies. The world has so far expended over 11 trillion dollars in stimulus package.But the virus cannot be defeated by a financial stimulus. It can only be defeated by a vaccine and … Continue reading The Coronavirus is still infecting humans and economies:

The virus is not only going after the lungs of migrants. It’s also going after their pockets & consequently feeding off (feasting on) the dollars they sent home:


Latest op-ed for FP: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/20/covid-19-remittances-pandemic-humanitarian-disaster/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dapelz_it-is-too-late-to-save-these-victims-of-the-activity-6690994311250673665-e6Io https://twitter.com/dapelzg/status/1285229022360862720?s=21

Fiscal-related corruption in Nigeria runs through a ‘five-man’ syndicate. Here is how the network operates & what can be done to fracture it:


Fiscal-related corruption in Nigeria runs through a 'five-man' syndicate. Here's how the network operates & what can be done to fracture it: https://businessday.ng/opinion/article/the-network-of-fiscal-related-corruption-in-nigeria-and-how-the-syndicate-operates/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dapelz_the-network-of-fiscal-related-corruption-activity-6687083773722447872-Jf4A https://twitter.com/dapelzg/status/1281319182341193729?s=21

How education in Nigeria seem to be fanning (rather quenching) the flames of inequality in the country


In Growth Alone Won’t Help the Poor, 1st published by the US Foreign Policy Magazine in the run-up to recent presidential elections in Nigeria, I argued that: Social mobility has been stagnant in Nigeria for decades. High-paying jobs simply go to those with high-quality degrees. And high-quality degrees are a function of a high-quality education. … Continue reading How education in Nigeria seem to be fanning (rather quenching) the flames of inequality in the country

Has Nigeria’s oil fortunes been breeding billionaires at the expense of combating poverty?


In 2004, more than 68 million Nigerians were living in poverty with zero number of billionaires in the country. By 2010 these figures have risen: the poor to about 113 million & the number of billionaires from zero to two. That means for every additional billionaire that is made into the Nigerian Forbes’s list, there … Continue reading Has Nigeria’s oil fortunes been breeding billionaires at the expense of combating poverty?

Nigeria’s best head of state since independence? – @dapelzg


On 1st October of this year, Nigeria will mark its Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of its independence. It has so far been ruled & governed by 12 heads of states, an average of five years in the office per leader. If you’re up-to-date with Nigeria’s leadership history, which of the leaders do you think … Continue reading Nigeria’s best head of state since independence? – @dapelzg