At one point in Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches", Sherlock Holmes exclaimed: “Data! Data Data! I can’t make bricks without clay!”

Since its inception, Stears’ raison d’etre has been not just to provide clay, but the right kind of clay to its readers and subscribers, helping them make sense of events and thus take the right decisions.

We have recently come off a herculean effort with a first-of-its-kind electoral prediction model, where we accurately forecasted a Bola Ahmed Tinubu victory amid low voter turnout. Now that the elections are over—save the small matter of the presidential elections tribunal—our thoughts have now turned to what Nigerians think of the government’s policies.

Enter the Stears Approval Rating (SAR).

Job approval ratings for presidents are done worldwide, but the concept of rating the policies of elected officials has yet to take root in Nigeria. Unlike traditional job approval ratings,