Gbemisola Alonge

Gbemisola Alonge

Development Analyst

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Gbemisola is a Senior development analyst at Stears.

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What happens if Nigeria doesn't stop borrowing?

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05 AUG 2022

What happens if Nigeria doesn't stop borrowing?

It’s time to consider options for Nigeria if it cannot repay its loans.

What's next for Nigeria's looming debt crisis?

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29 JUL 2022

What's next for Nigeria's looming debt crisis?

Going by the current estimates, Nigeria’s liquidity is drying up fast.

Why is government borrowing a problem for Nigerians?

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22 JUL 2022

Why is government borrowing a problem for Nigerians?

The federal government now spends more than it earns on debt servicing. Total debt service is over 120% from January to April 2022.

Explainer: how do debt crises happen?

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15 JUL 2022

Explainer: how do debt crises happen?

African countries have become highly susceptible to debt default no thanks to no-holds-barred international capital markets.

Why we need better trade policies to boost Nigeria’s growth

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05 JUL 2022

Why we need better trade policies to boost Nigeria’s growth

Nigeria’s trade performance has weakened over the years. This needs to be fixed.

ASUU strike: what are the alternatives for Nigerian students?

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30 JUN 2022

ASUU strike: what are the alternatives for Nigerian students?

ASUU strikes; idle minds breed new playground for tech

How are countries responding to rising food prices?

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17 JUN 2022

How are countries responding to rising food prices?

We look at global reactions to the rising food crisis and suggest ways to build more resilient economies.

How should Nigeria regulate crypto-exchanges?

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09 JUN 2022

How should Nigeria regulate crypto-exchanges?

When it comes to regulating the crypto-sphere, one obvious target is the exchanges where regulators swap crypto for original money and vice versa.

How should Nigeria approach cryptocurrency regulation?

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03 JUN 2022

How should Nigeria approach cryptocurrency regulation?

The future of the legal framework that governs the crypto-sphere depends on the definitions we use

What do rising interest rates in the US mean for Nigerians?

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27 MAY 2022

What do rising interest rates in the US mean for Nigerians?

The US Fed's recent rate hike has set of a chain of events across the world

Can digital services replace the manufacturing sector?

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20 MAY 2022

Can digital services replace the manufacturing sector?

We assess the role of the digital economy in African countries' path to development

What Emefiele's scorecard says about his Presidential ambitions

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13 MAY 2022

What Emefiele's scorecard says about his Presidential ambitions

If the central bank governor's track record is anything to go by, he shouldn't run for President

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

What should Nigeria's wealth-creation plan look like?

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07 APR 2022

What should Nigeria's wealth-creation plan look like?

We explore potential solutions to reduce in-work poverty in Nigeria

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

Who should fund basic education in Nigeria?

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24 MAR 2022

Who should fund basic education in Nigeria?

We need to find the best investment types given the unique social and financial returns to basic education.

Is it time to replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency?

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17 MAR 2022

Is it time to replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency?

Most countries keep a lot of their foreign reserves in dollars. That is unlikely to change anytime soon.

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.

Why Nigerians don't pay tax

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03 MAR 2022

Why Nigerians don't pay tax

The Nigerian government has broken the social contract that makes Nigerians willing to pay taxes. This story looks into how that contract is broken.

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.

Why did the CBN introduce a new trade policy?

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11 FEB 2022

Why did the CBN introduce a new trade policy?

An assessment of the CBN's newly introduced e-invoice policy, and its implication on trade and development.

What are the realities of Nigeria's fast food industry?

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04 FEB 2022

What are the realities of Nigeria's fast food industry?

Analysing the realities of Nigeria's fast food industry.

What do elections mean for Nigeria's economy?

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06 JAN 2022

What do elections mean for Nigeria's economy?

How Nigeria’s upcoming election will affect 2022’s economy

Why MainOne and digital infrastructure in Nigeria matter

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21 DEC 2021

Why MainOne and digital infrastructure in Nigeria matter

Nigeria’s digital infrastructure and the role infrastructure companies like MainOne plays.

What will replace Nigeria's declining oil revenue?

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29 NOV 2021

What will replace Nigeria's declining oil revenue?

Nigeria's oil revenue decline and a precarious fiscal position.

Will telemedicine reverse Nigeria's medical brain drain?

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23 NOV 2021

Will telemedicine reverse Nigeria's medical brain drain?

Bridging Nigeria’s medical brain drain gap with telemedicine.

How vertical farming would solve food shortages for Lagosians

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15 NOV 2021

How vertical farming would solve food shortages for Lagosians

The potential of vertical farming in closing Lagos’ food supply gaps.

How Nigeria's health sector can reduce misdiagnosis

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08 NOV 2021

How Nigeria's health sector can reduce misdiagnosis

Solving Nigeria's medical misdiagnosis problem.

The secret behind Tomato Jos’ 10x tomato yield

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26 OCT 2021

The secret behind Tomato Jos’ 10x tomato yield

Tomato Jos' hybrid solution is boosting agriculture productivity.

The business model behind ReelFruit's $3 million idea

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13 OCT 2021

The business model behind ReelFruit's $3 million idea

How ReelFruit is expanding its agriculture and fruit processing business.

A delicate duty: Revamping Nigeria’s large but unproductive informal sector

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06 OCT 2021

A delicate duty: Revamping Nigeria’s large but unproductive informal sector

How Nigeria’s informal sector can be more efficient.

How Nigeria can efficiently unbundle its rail lines

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27 SEP 2021

How Nigeria can efficiently unbundle its rail lines

What a successful unbundling of Nigeria’s rail corporation should look like.

Nigeria’s health infrastructure and its funding problem

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22 SEP 2021

Nigeria’s health infrastructure and its funding problem

Dissecting Nigeria’s health infrastructure funding problem

Why the north is starving

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13 SEP 2021

Why the north is starving

A look into the starvation effects of northeast's lingering war.

Buying time: Why Nigerians can’t live longer

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07 SEP 2021

Buying time: Why Nigerians can’t live longer

Life expectancy and factors that determine your lifespan.

Tracked development: can Nigeria's railway lines keep the economy moving?

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30 AUG 2021

Tracked development: can Nigeria's railway lines keep the economy moving?

A guide to developing railway lines that invigorate communities

Explainer: How farmers determine food prices

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22 AUG 2021

Explainer: How farmers determine food prices

Understanding the logic behind farmers' pricing strategies

Do Nigerians really need 16 years of schooling?

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10 AUG 2021

Do Nigerians really need 16 years of schooling?

A probe of Nigeria's current educational system.

Nigeria's aid addiction: Another poverty trap?

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29 JUL 2021

Nigeria's aid addiction: Another poverty trap?

How Nigeria's dependence on aid is crippling its health sector.

After oil: What mineral resources can power Nigeria’s growth?

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15 JUL 2021

After oil: What mineral resources can power Nigeria’s growth?

Finding Nigeria’s next oil.

Why Nigeria remains in a poverty trap

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08 JUL 2021

Why Nigeria remains in a poverty trap

What is a poverty trap and how do we solve it?

How Releaf is boosting Nigeria’s $20 billion oil palm potential

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01 JUL 2021

How Releaf is boosting Nigeria’s $20 billion oil palm potential

Dissecting Nigeria’s oil palm industry.

What foreign investors think about Nigeria

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24 JUN 2021

What foreign investors think about Nigeria

Unpacking investor perception in Nigeria.

Explainer: How Nigeria is unifying its exchange rates

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15 JUN 2021

Explainer: How Nigeria is unifying its exchange rates

The logic behind reducing Nigeria’s multiple exchange rates.

Car insurance: How to handle your next accident in Nigeria

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10 JUN 2021

Car insurance: How to handle your next accident in Nigeria

A look into car insurance policies and why many Nigerians don't use them.

Is Nigeria's population a problem?

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26 MAY 2021

Is Nigeria's population a problem?

A look into Nigeria's failing economy and rising population

Health regulation: Reducing medical errors in Nigeria

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23 MAY 2021

Health regulation: Reducing medical errors in Nigeria

A look into medical errors in Nigeria

Explainer: Why your savings is important for economic growth

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17 MAY 2021

Explainer: Why your savings is important for economic growth

Understanding savings and its path to economic growth

Covid-19: What's happening in India?

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06 MAY 2021

Covid-19: What's happening in India?

A breakdown of the effects of Covid-19 in India

The story of Gricd: A storage solution company

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04 MAY 2021

The story of Gricd: A storage solution company

How Gricd pivoted from food to drug storage solution for Nigerians.

An explainer of Nigeria’s terms of trade

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26 APR 2021

An explainer of Nigeria’s terms of trade

Understanding "Terms of Trade"

Food storage in Nigeria: The challenges and solutions

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19 APR 2021

Food storage in Nigeria: The challenges and solutions

Understanding the problem of food storage in Nigeria.

Industrialisation: Why Africa’s path to development remains slow

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12 APR 2021

Industrialisation: Why Africa’s path to development remains slow

The problems and prospects of industrialising Africa.

Job creation, poverty reduction: Lessons from China and Okonjo-Iweala

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06 APR 2021

Job creation, poverty reduction: Lessons from China and Okonjo-Iweala

What can Nigeria learn from its past YouWin programme and China’s success with poverty reduction?

Explainer: Monetary policy simplified

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31 MAR 2021

Explainer: Monetary policy simplified

How the CBN controls money supply

How China lifted 800 million people out of poverty

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25 MAR 2021

How China lifted 800 million people out of poverty

Dear Nigeria: Poverty eradicating lessons from China.

Why nursing services are undervalued and underpaid

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16 MAR 2021

Why nursing services are undervalued and underpaid

Unpacking the value of nursing in Nigeria.

What does gender inclusive development look like?

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08 MAR 2021

What does gender inclusive development look like?

Achieving gender inclusiveness in Nigeria

From the eyes of a traveller: The viability of Lagos-Ibadan railway

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02 MAR 2021

From the eyes of a traveller: The viability of Lagos-Ibadan railway

Assessing the financial viability of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.

Online university: Is there room for growth in Nigeria?

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24 FEB 2021

Online university: Is there room for growth in Nigeria?

The challenge of running an online university business.

Financing your exports: The unending FX battle with the CBN

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02 FEB 2021

Financing your exports: The unending FX battle with the CBN

Understanding the CBN's directive on trade finance.

Strengthening Nigeria’s alternatives to a university education

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01 FEB 2021

Strengthening Nigeria’s alternatives to a university education

An alternative model for post-secondary education.

Cryptocurrency regulation and participation from the Central Bank of Nigeria

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26 JAN 2021

Cryptocurrency regulation and participation from the Central Bank of Nigeria

A comparative analysis of the centralised and decentralised financial system and what it means for the Central Bank of Nigeria.

ASUU strikes in universities: Any end in sight?

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18 JAN 2021

ASUU strikes in universities: Any end in sight?

Strikes in Nigerian universities are designed to be forever and ever.

How Ghana came to dominate yam exports

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13 JAN 2021

How Ghana came to dominate yam exports

What Nigeria can learn from Ghanaian yam exports.

2021: What to expect with health, economy, and education

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06 JAN 2021

2021: What to expect with health, economy, and education

We take a look at what Nigeria's health, economy, and education sectors have in store for 2021.

How Nigeria earns, attracts, and spends its income

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23 DEC 2020

How Nigeria earns, attracts, and spends its income

A comprehensive analysis on Nigeria's financial status.

Seasonal surge: how food supply chains adjust in December

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15 DEC 2020

Seasonal surge: how food supply chains adjust in December

What it takes for food supply chains to meet December demand.

From Yaba to Silicon Valley: How Universities change their host cities

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08 DEC 2020

From Yaba to Silicon Valley: How Universities change their host cities

The benefits of universities to their cities.

Help! The heroic story behind the #EndSARS hotline

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30 NOV 2020

Help! The heroic story behind the #EndSARS hotline

Unveiling events that led to the creation of the #EndSARS helpline.

Why inflation is always higher in emerging economies

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24 NOV 2020

Why inflation is always higher in emerging economies

Understanding the relationship between inflation and economic growth from the emerging economies’ perspective.

It’s 2021, a COVID-19 vaccine is ready, what next for Nigeria?

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18 NOV 2020

It’s 2021, a COVID-19 vaccine is ready, what next for Nigeria?

The journey to immunise Nigerians against Covid-19

Agriculture sector growth: Not so fast

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11 NOV 2020

Agriculture sector growth: Not so fast

How the government can improve its agriculture policies

Crowdfarming and the pandemic: What went wrong?

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09 NOV 2020

Crowdfarming and the pandemic: What went wrong?

How the pandemic turned agricultural investment opportunities sour.

Covid-19 deaths in Nigeria: What the data says

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02 NOV 2020

Covid-19 deaths in Nigeria: What the data says

Tracking Covid-19 mortality in Nigeria

Traditional and herbal medicine need more than belief

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19 OCT 2020

Traditional and herbal medicine need more than belief

Unlocking Nigeria's traditional and herbal medicine opportunity.

Doctoora’s plan for affordable healthcare in Nigeria

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05 OCT 2020

Doctoora’s plan for affordable healthcare in Nigeria

A deep dive into Doctoora—a health business, unbundling affordable healthcare for Nigerians.

Attracting private investment in Nigeria's Universities

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28 SEP 2020

Attracting private investment in Nigeria's Universities

Nigeria's higher education funding model is broken; we explore innovative alternatives in the country.

Blind spot: How universities create unemployable graduates

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08 SEP 2020

Blind spot: How universities create unemployable graduates

A look into skills mismatch–a challenge fuelling Nigeria's unemployment crisis

Make Apapa a port again: The origins of congestion and how to fix it

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31 AUG 2020

Make Apapa a port again: The origins of congestion and how to fix it

Fixing Nigeria’s Apapa problem

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.

Microinsurance: The ambitious model to provide healthcare for all Nigerians

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17 AUG 2020

Microinsurance: The ambitious model to provide healthcare for all Nigerians

How microinsurance can solve Nigeria's low access to health care.

The timely prospect of mining gold in Nigeria

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10 AUG 2020

The timely prospect of mining gold in Nigeria

The future of gold in Nigeria: Segilola Gold project leads the way

How central banks use communication to influence policy

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03 AUG 2020

How central banks use communication to influence policy

Communication: a less pronounced monetary policy tool used to impact the economy

The silent success of sesame seeds in Nigeria

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22 JUL 2020

The silent success of sesame seeds in Nigeria

A deep dive into Nigeria's largest agricultural export, Sesame seeds

Nigeria’s ambiguous tax laws breed elusive taxpayers

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16 JUL 2020

Nigeria’s ambiguous tax laws breed elusive taxpayers

The government's failure at taxing Nigerians

Transporting blood in Lagos: Lifebank’s life-saving business model

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07 JUL 2020

Transporting blood in Lagos: Lifebank’s life-saving business model

How Lifebank is solving the problem of transporting blood in Lagos

Meet the new Nigeria under the ACFTA, a services economy

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02 JUL 2020

Meet the new Nigeria under the ACFTA, a services economy

What does the African continental free trade agreement mean for Nigeria's services sector?

The compounding costs of delayed development projects

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25 JUN 2020

The compounding costs of delayed development projects

The role of budget planning in implementing development projects in Nigeria

The odds against Nigerian women in agriculture

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15 JUN 2020

The odds against Nigerian women in agriculture

How women are side-lined in critical roles across the agricultural value chain.

Smallholder farmers need bespoke protection

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08 JUN 2020

Smallholder farmers need bespoke protection

Understanding what it takes to provide farmers with protection they can both understand and afford.

Nigeria needs a living wage, not a minimum wage

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03 JUN 2020

Nigeria needs a living wage, not a minimum wage

Why the minimum wage isn't enough for Nigerians

The tough job of a central bank governor

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27 MAY 2020

The tough job of a central bank governor

We look into the rationale behind some of the decisions made by the last three CBN governors.

Going to university is good but quality education matters more

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18 MAY 2020

Going to university is good but quality education matters more

Improving quality of tertiary education in Nigeria starts with improving the quality of teachers.

Funding primary healthcare: A more practical solution

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13 MAY 2020

Funding primary healthcare: A more practical solution

We discuss the importance of primary healthcare and assess better ways to fund it

The possibility of online learning at Nigerian universities

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07 MAY 2020

The possibility of online learning at Nigerian universities

Education technology could be a solution to our low capacity problem in Nigerian universities.

Making more with less: Nigeria's productivity problem

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30 APR 2020

Making more with less: Nigeria's productivity problem

Technology can help Nigerian farmers improve productivity.

Can closed borders solve food security?

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29 APR 2020

Can closed borders solve food security?

We assess if protectionist measures can help boost local production and reduce food insecurity in Nigeria

How consumption determines the economic impact of pandemics

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22 APR 2020

How consumption determines the economic impact of pandemics

The response of an economy in a pandemic can be explained by consumer behaviour and transmission rates.