Light dispels darkness but in Nigeria, darkness seems to dispel light. For the light to shine, the power sector ‘demon’ must be crushed👇 My opinion piece for The Guardian on Nigeria's power sector: https://m.guardian.ng/opinion/corruption-is-nigerias-power-sector-demon/
My newest opinion piece for The Guardian on the scuffles between Nigeria's President, his citizens and world oil prices👇 *A Double face-off: Buhari vs. oil prices and Nigerians vs. Buhari Oil prices seem not to have been nice to Nigeria’s president (both during his military stint & in recent times) but most of his citizens feel … Continue reading *A Double face-off: Buhari vs. oil prices and Nigerians vs. Buhari
My opinion piece for The Guardian on Nigeria's power sector: https://m.guardian.ng/opinion/corruption-is-nigerias-power-sector-demon/
Sharing my latest opinion piece for the Daily Trust The “CBN's Naira 4 Dollar Scheme": A desperate move to redeem the Naira? Why it may not be effective and what can be done. The naira has crashed to a level not seen in half a century – its US dollar value wiped by over 200%. … Continue reading The “CBN’s Naira 4 Dollar Scheme”: A desperate move to redeem the Naira? Why it may not be effective and what can be done.
https://thenationonlineng.net/the-nigerian-economy-to-rise-from-the-ashes-by-2030/ The Nigerian economy may rise from the ashes by 2030 Nigeria is 60 years old. It has so far been through a three-year devastating civil war, two recessions (and now in its third), leadership crisis in form of power switches in six military coups, ethnic divisions and many other besetting challenges. In this opinion … Continue reading The Nigerian economy may rise from the ashes by 2030
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:
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
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