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
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?
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