Are Nigerians better off with a pension plan?

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10 AUG 2022

Are Nigerians better off with a pension plan?

Nigerians struggle to see the benefit of their dwindling pensions.

Adesola Afolabi

Buhari's scorecard: a closer look at the power sector

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03 AUG 2022

Buhari's scorecard: a closer look at the power sector

A scorecard on Buhari's campaign promises for power infrastructure.

Why does the federal government struggle to meet its revenue targets?

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27 JUL 2022

Why does the federal government struggle to meet its revenue targets?

Nigeria’s budget determines how the lives of over 200 million people will fare for at least 365 days, so how do projections get so wrong?

Adesola Afolabi

What does Borno’s economy tell us about Shettima’s competence?

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20 JUL 2022

What does Borno’s economy tell us about Shettima’s competence?

Tinubu, Nigeria's ruling party's presidential candidate chose Shettima as his running mate based on competence.

Adesola Afolabi

Osun 2022 elections: the next governor’s challenge

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13 JUL 2022

Osun 2022 elections: the next governor’s challenge

With a small income and ambitious objectives to implement, Osun’s next governor has a huge task ahead.

Adesola Afolabi

Buhari’s scorecard: Any hits or all misses?

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11 JUL 2022

Buhari’s scorecard: Any hits or all misses?

Nigeria's president has struggled with implementing many of his creative and solution-oriented promises.

The Newsroom

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06 JUL 2022

How does Lagos state spend its money?

Lagos is a megacity in Nigeria but by global standards, it’s not.

Adesola Afolabi

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29 JUN 2022

Ekiti state elections: what can we learn about choosing a governor?

The people of Ekiti state elected a new governor, and they chose the handpicked candidate of the outgoing governor.

Adesola Afolabi

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22 JUN 2022

2023 Elections: things to ignore from Nigerian Presidential candidates

We highlight what Nigerians must look out for while choosing their next President.

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

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15 JUN 2022

Why are Nigerian states not financially independent?

Nigeria's state governments need to stop their over-reliance on federal allocations.

Dumebi Oluwole

Four key themes about Nigeria’s economy

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13 JUN 2022

Four key themes about Nigeria’s economy

The Nigerian economy has gone through some significant transformations over the years, we look at a few highlights

The Newsroom

Should tech companies lay off workers to save cash?

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08 JUN 2022

Should tech companies lay off workers to save cash?

Layoffs are sweeping the global tech ecosystem. We unpack how founders should respond.

Abdul Abdulrahim

Can Nigerians earn money from Web3 gaming?

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01 JUN 2022

Can Nigerians earn money from Web3 gaming?

As Web3 changes how value is generated, we consider its earning potential for Nigerians

Nnamdi Ifechi-fred

Why JP Morgan thinks the Nigerian economy is risky

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25 MAY 2022

Why JP Morgan thinks the Nigerian economy is risky

We unpack the reasons and potential impacts of JP Morgan's decision to reclassify Nigeria bonds

Dumebi Oluwole

Are we headed towards a recession?

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18 MAY 2022

Are we headed towards a recession?

How should we be thinking about the current market contraction trends?

Michael Famoroti

How have different African countries approached crypto adoption?

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11 MAY 2022

How have different African countries approached crypto adoption?

We assess the different crypto regulatory stances across the African continent

Jonathan Ntege Lubwama

Is the market big enough for African fintechs?

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04 MAY 2022

Is the market big enough for African fintechs?

Uncovering the current state of adoption for fintech products in Africa.

Abdul Abdulrahim

How will Musk's Twitter change content creation?

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27 APR 2022

How will Musk's Twitter change content creation?

We unpack Elon Musk's latest decision to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, and the likely impact on the creator economy

Abdul Abdulrahim

Explainer: why we need to improve access to clean cooking fuels

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20 APR 2022

Explainer: why we need to improve access to clean cooking fuels

We unpack why access to clean cooking fuel is important and the policies required to improve it

Noelle Okwedy

How can the government protect consumers while encouraging innovation?

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13 APR 2022

How can the government protect consumers while encouraging innovation?

We look at the trade-offs that exist between consumer protection and providing an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive

Gbemisola Alonge

What can the NNPC learn from Saudi Arabia's Aramco?

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06 APR 2022

What can the NNPC learn from Saudi Arabia's Aramco?

We take a look at the history of ARAMCO and how it compares to the NNPC

Noelle Okwedy

Why getting a job isn't a ticket out of poverty

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30 MAR 2022

Why getting a job isn't a ticket out of poverty

We explore why certain kinds of employment leave people worse off financially

Gbemisola Alonge

How do we size Africa's digital economy?

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23 MAR 2022

How do we size Africa's digital economy?

How do countries figure out the size of the digital economy? We provide mental models to guide here.

Abdul Abdulrahim

Why did the CBN launch a non-disruptive digital currency?

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16 MAR 2022

Why did the CBN launch a non-disruptive digital currency?

A look into why Nigeria's CBN launched the eNaira.

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

Why Nigeria needs more edtechs

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09 MAR 2022

Why Nigeria needs more edtechs

A look into the funding challenge of basic education in Nigeria.

Gbemisola Alonge

How will the Russia-Ukraine crisis impact Nigeria’s financial markets?

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02 MAR 2022

How will the Russia-Ukraine crisis impact Nigeria’s financial markets?

A look into Eastern Europe's crisis and its effect on the Nigerian financial markets.

Adesola Afolabi

Can Nigeria tax its remote workers?

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23 FEB 2022

Can Nigeria tax its remote workers?

A look into the possibility of taxing Nigeria's remote workers.

Gbemisola Alonge

Can domestic investors improve Nigeria’s stock market performance?

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16 FEB 2022

Can domestic investors improve Nigeria’s stock market performance?

A look at the implications of domestic investors' dominance on the NGX.

Adesola Afolabi

Who is building Nigeria’s startups?

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09 FEB 2022

Who is building Nigeria’s startups?

A deep dive into one of the most comprehensive African funding databases to answer who is building Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.

Michael Famoroti

Why Nigeria's rice pyramids do not equal food security

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02 FEB 2022

Why Nigeria's rice pyramids do not equal food security

Achieving food security goes beyond building food pyramids.

Adesola Afolabi

Does Nigeria need a sin tax?

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26 JAN 2022

Does Nigeria need a sin tax?

This article assesses whether Nigeria's recently enacted soft drink tax will proffer any benefits

Stephannie Adinde

Will venture debt work for your startup?

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19 JAN 2022

Will venture debt work for your startup?

A look into venture debt and its viability for Nigerian startups.

Adesola Afolabi

Is Oyo state’s growth a cause for celebration?

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12 JAN 2022

Is Oyo state’s growth a cause for celebration?

A look into the fiscal position of Oyo, one of Nigeria's 36 states.

Adesola Afolabi

Why the future of Nigeria’s power supply is offgrid

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05 JAN 2022

Why the future of Nigeria’s power supply is offgrid

Offgrid solutions and Nigeria's electricity crisis

Noelle Okwedy

Why is MTN targeting retail investors in Nigeria?

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29 DEC 2021

Why is MTN targeting retail investors in Nigeria?

Explaining reasons behind MTN's latest primary offer

Adesola Afolabi

Funding frenzy in African VC: the music won't stop

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22 DEC 2021

Funding frenzy in African VC: the music won't stop

A review of tech startup funding in 2021.

Abdul Abdulrahim

What the CBN can learn from Egypt

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15 DEC 2021

What the CBN can learn from Egypt

Key takeaways from Egypt's development experience

Michael Famoroti

Can the gig economy create decent jobs in Nigeria?

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08 DEC 2021

Can the gig economy create decent jobs in Nigeria?

How the platform-driven gig economy works and its pitfalls

Nnamdi Ifechi-fred

Forget the headlines, Nigeria's recovery will be unsteady

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01 DEC 2021

Forget the headlines, Nigeria's recovery will be unsteady

Nigeria's economic outlook without the frills.

Abdul Abdulrahim

Why the eNaira is not yet useful to Nigerians

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24 NOV 2021

Why the eNaira is not yet useful to Nigerians

The eNaira needs more work before it can be useful.

Adesola Afolabi

VCs and Angels need to fund more women in tech

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17 NOV 2021

VCs and Angels need to fund more women in tech

How the tech ecosystem fails Africa’s women-led startups.

Fadekemi Abiru

Does Nigeria need a state-owned airline?

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10 NOV 2021

Does Nigeria need a state-owned airline?

A national flag carrier might not be the best decision for Nigeria’s aviation sector.

Anne-Marie Amadi-Emina

Japa: Talent wars in the African tech ecosystem

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03 NOV 2021

Japa: Talent wars in the African tech ecosystem

Hiring and keeping tech talent in Africa is tough and expensive

Abdul Abdulrahim

Global gas crisis derails Africa's transition to clean energy

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27 OCT 2021

Global gas crisis derails Africa's transition to clean energy

How the global gas crisis is worsening Africa's energy insecurity and slows the race to transition to clean energy.

Noelle Okwedy

Electric vehicles in Nigeria: A take-off without landing?

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15 SEP 2021

Electric vehicles in Nigeria: A take-off without landing?

How electric vehicles can thrive in Nigeria

Noelle Okwedy

Unpacking the CBN’s decision to freeze out wealth management apps

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20 AUG 2021

Unpacking the CBN’s decision to freeze out wealth management apps

Bamboo, Rise Vest, Chaka, and Trove: Is the CBN account freeze justified?

Fadekemi Abiru

What are the costs and benefits of more financial inclusion?

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04 AUG 2021

What are the costs and benefits of more financial inclusion?

Financial inclusion: who wins and who loses?

Adesola Afolabi

Beyond giveaways: Abeg taps into a gap in access to finance

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02 AUG 2021

Beyond giveaways: Abeg taps into a gap in access to finance

A look at the business value in Nigeria's giveaway culture.

Abdul Abdulrahim

Why the CBN banned FX sales to BDCs again

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30 JUL 2021

Why the CBN banned FX sales to BDCs again

What the Central Bank of Nigeria's recent FX sales ban means.

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

Nigeria’s gamblers are many, but are they protected?

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19 JUL 2021

Nigeria’s gamblers are many, but are they protected?

A consumer growth and regulatory assessment of Nigeria's gambling industry.

Anne-Marie Amadi-Emina

A vivid picture: Nigeria’s debt story in 9 charts

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13 JUL 2021

A vivid picture: Nigeria’s debt story in 9 charts

An in-depth look into Nigeria's debt situation.

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

Now that the trains are here, can we use them?

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09 JUL 2021

Now that the trains are here, can we use them?

Already chugging along: Assessing Nigerian trains and their economic prospects.

Fadekemi Abiru

Post-lockdown: How Nigerian hotels are staging a comeback

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07 JUL 2021

Post-lockdown: How Nigerian hotels are staging a comeback

What the road to recovery looks like for hotels in Nigeria.

Anne-Marie Amadi-Emina

Dangote vs others: Tackling competition in Nigeria’s cement industry

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06 JUL 2021

Dangote vs others: Tackling competition in Nigeria’s cement industry

Why BUA’s rapid expansion and industry competition fail to drive cement prices down.

Adesola Afolabi

Why Nigeria always has inflation

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19 FEB 2021

Why Nigeria always has inflation

What causes high inflation in Nigeria?

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

Diary of a crypto trader: The rise, fall, and rise again

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29 JAN 2021

Diary of a crypto trader: The rise, fall, and rise again

The lessons I learnt from trading cryptocurrencies.

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

Nigeria’s shaky power problem

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16 SEP 2020

Nigeria’s shaky power problem

A look into Nigeria's power sector

Solamipe Onifade

Same start, different finish: Economic outcomes for Egypt and Nigeria

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26 AUG 2020

Same start, different finish: Economic outcomes for Egypt and Nigeria

Lessons for Nigeria and the bitter pill that transformed Egypt’s economy.

Gbemisola Alonge