Insights Associate Manager
Adesola is an experienced financial journalist who enjoys writing about infrastructure, public, and personal finance. She is the Insights Associate Manager at Stears.
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Why Nigeria’s 10th National Assembly should prioritise land reforms.
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In Nigeria, local governments are strangled.
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Nigeria’s future governors won't be diverse. Neither were their predecessors.
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We assess the effect of government spending on Rivers state residents under the Nyesom Wike administration.
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What Nigeria can learn from South Africa which leads the continent on the World Bank’s logistics performance index.
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The public and private sectors both have a role to play in fixing the funding challenges in Nigeria's housing sector.
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Assessing the implications of an ownership tussle between Dangote and the Kogi state government
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PenCom's new pension for housing policy aims to make more Nigerians home owners.
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How slow revenue growth has contributed to Nigeria's fiscal problems.
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High personnel costs, duplicated projects and poor spending choices are three areas that have consistently bloated the federal government's spending.
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Capex helps to improve Nigeria’s infrastructure. But the federal government is spending less on capital projects today than in 2011.
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Sukuk bonds ensure better accountability for capital projects and a competitive alternative to conventional financial funding in Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s election budget can be inflated and mask the real cost required to carry out elections.
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Lagos’s IGR has multiplied almost 30 times from ₦15 billion in 1999 to nearly ₦500 billion in 2021.
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Banning okadas has resulted in a slightly lower number of incidents recorded in Lagos.
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Some Nigerians are elated with the pace of rail infrastructure, while others claim that the benefits of our transport investment are hard to see.
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Nigerians struggle to see the benefit of their dwindling pensions.
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A scorecard on Buhari's campaign promises for power infrastructure.
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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?
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Tinubu, Nigeria's ruling party's presidential candidate chose Shettima as his running mate based on competence.
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With a small income and ambitious objectives to implement, Osun’s next governor has a huge task ahead.
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Lagos is a megacity in Nigeria but by global standards, it’s not.
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The people of Ekiti state elected a new governor, and they chose the handpicked candidate of the outgoing governor.
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A look into how oil firms and their shareholders are faring amidst the global oil boom
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Starlink is coming to Nigeria, but will it improve the quality of Nigeria's internet infrastructure?
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We look at the factors affecting Nigerian banks' decisions to lend
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Anambra has grown less dependent on FAAC and was one of only three states in 2020 that could fund its operating expenses using IGR and VAT income.
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A look in reported cases of fraud By Nigerian financial institutions.
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A look into Eastern Europe's crisis and its effect on the Nigerian financial markets.
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A look into transport infrastructure inadequacy in the Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos
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A look at the implications of domestic investors' dominance on the NGX.
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Assessing the viability of corporate bonds as a source of startup funding.
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Achieving food security goes beyond building food pyramids.
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A look into venture debt and its viability for Nigerian startups.
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Oyo recorded one of the fastest IGR growth of 42% in 2020. But, federal allocations (FAAC) still made up nearly 60% of its 2020 revenue.
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Explaining reasons behind MTN's latest primary offer
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What is driving China's interest in Africa?
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The eNaira needs more work before it can be useful.
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Nigeria’s latest PSB licences and their potential to offtake bank’s retail customers.
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Around 60% of young Nigerians are "idle youths"—they aren't in school and aren't employed—this places our economy in jeopardy.
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What would it take to revive Nigeria's manufacturing sector?
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Why the rapidly growing budget isn't contributing to significant economic growth.
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Nigeria needs a disruptive approach to mortgages.
Economy - 01 OCT 2021
Assessing Nigeria’s economic freedom at 61.
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Assessing Bankly's financial inclusion goal.
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Why Nigeria is experiencing a housing bubble and how to address it
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A look into the VAT saga between Nigeria's federal and state governments
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A look into equity investment returns in Nigeria.
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Assessing the difficulty of road construction in Nigeria and solutions.
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A look into Nigeria's infrastructure investment drive.
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Financial inclusion: who wins and who loses?
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Unravelling the second coming of a Lagos-owned train.
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Understanding Jiji’s bet on the used car industry.
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Why BUA’s rapid expansion and industry competition fail to drive cement prices down.
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A look into Nigeria's accident-prone highways.
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Nigeria's cycling gap: How to make room for a bicycle economy
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Can toll gates make a comeback on Nigeria’s federal roads?
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Why MVX pivoted from “Uber for Ships” and embraced global trade.
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A look into the causes of the herdsmen crisis and the proposed solutions
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How the abuse of insider bank loans impacts the banking industry and stakeholders.
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Infrastructural deficiencies at sea and solutions to boost passenger traffic.
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Dissecting Kaduna state's revenue momentum.
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The problems with shipping goods to Nigeria.
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The impact of agency banking on financial inclusion.
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Demutualisation: Understanding the Nigerian Stock Exchange's new status.
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An analysis of Nigeria’s capital spending.
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Seven charts showing Nigeria's financial inclusion by gender.
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Assessing Ogun state's financial and economic potential.
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How does the federal government earn and spend money?
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How to fight Nigeria's flood menace.
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Assessing the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP).
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The risks and opportunities of investing in cryptocurrencies.
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Assessing the BRT solution to Lagos transport problem
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Why Lagos' traffic has stubbornly remained.
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The grab for unclaimed investor profits.
premium26 NOV 2020
We show what it's like in Nigeria's pension industry and breakdown acquisition and retention strategies for PFAs in Nigeria.
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Has AMCON been a success? Is it time for it to go or should it stay?
premium30 SEP 2020
Understanding the prospects of the Lekki Free Trade Zones and the delays in developing them
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The importance of fixing rural roads in Nigeria
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Plugging Africa’s infrastructure gap: The AFC roadmap
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A look into improving the depth of Nigeria's Stock Exchange
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We assess how Nigeria has fared in its drive to reduce the use of cash in the country.