Michael is the Head of Intelligence. He previously served as the Chief Economist at Vetiva Capital
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Stears' prediction model brings a new data understanding to elections in Nigeria.
Governance - 01 MAR 2023
A tightly contested race, and other themes from the 2023 elections.
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A predictive analysis of polling results administered to Nigerians in anticipation of the 2023 presidential elections.
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We share a simple framework for analysing debt decisions by countries like Nigeria or Ghana.
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Perception versus reality: Nigeria's inflation story in 7 charts
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Nigeria's finance has been surgically decimated—a feat so impressive it is destined as a case study in Ivy league macroeconomics courses.
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Nigeria’s imports have been growing since 2015. However, Nigeria's import growth is ordinary and not enough to warrant claims of import dependence.
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Lagos' poor liveability ranking is unanimous across every global city index.
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A data-driven analysis of the market size for consumer products in Africa
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An empirical assessment of the CBN's decision to increase interest rates in Nigeria.
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How should we be thinking about the current market contraction trends?
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We analyse whether Nigeria's market size justifies recent investment and valuations in the tech ecosystem.
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We provide useful mental models to use in thinking about the valuation of the Nigerian tech ecosystem
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For years, the CBN has been funding the government's fiscal activities, creating an economic timebomb.
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Nigeria will repay its first ever diaspora bond in June 2022. Is it time to tap the diaspora for more funds?
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Nigeria's technology sector is an important silver lining in a gloomy economic picture.
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When it comes to energy, Nigeria is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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A deep dive into Nigeria's assertion as a market economy.
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A deep dive into one of the most comprehensive African funding databases to answer who is building Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.
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Saddled by debt and with declining revenues, Nigeria’s ambitious development plan seeks additional ₦350 trillion funding.
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Nigeria’s budget has a bloating problem.
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These numbers tell us how Nigeria’s economy will look in 2022.
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Nigeria is not the export behemoth it once was.
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Key takeaways from Egypt's development experience
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The trouble with GDP as a measure of economic performance and wellbeing.
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Snapshots of where the Nigerian economy is headed.
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Is Nigeria wasting another oil boom?
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Debt crisis or not, Nigeria is in soup.
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Nigeria's international trade has collapsed.
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A breakdown of the major sectors in Nigeria's economy
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Nigeria is facing its worst official unemployment crisis in a half-century, and the numbers may not even capture how bad things really are.
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The economic and behavioural impacts of Covid-19
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FDI: Traditional foreign investment vs Nigerian startup funding.
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2020 was an interesting year. We look back at the economic highlights.
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Ten charts on financial inclusion in Nigeria
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An in-depth analysis of how the Nigerian economy has changed in the last forty years.
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A detailed breakdown of where Nigeria gets its dollars and how Nigerians spend their dollars.
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How inflation erodes investment options in Nigeria
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Which Nigerian states have the largest market size?
Finance - 18 JUL 2019
Frontier Capital Markets
Finance - 28 JUN 2019
We take a look at the importance of data in Nigeria's credit market
Economy - 30 APR 2019
The new minimum wage is a boon to workers, but everyone else is likely to lose out in a costly way
Finance - 15 APR 2019
In partnership with FINT, we take a look at the FinTech landscape in Nigeria
Governance - 28 FEB 2019
After looking through the election data, we take a look trends that voters and analyst need to know.
Economy - 10 JAN 2019
Here are the 10 numbers that make us worried about the Nigerian economy in 2019.
Development - 08 OCT 2018
Are stories of poverty a reflection of the struggle of living in Nigeria or just poverty porn?
Economy - 11 APR 2018
African leaders often try and create jobs by fiat or decree, to the economic detriment of citizens.
Economy - 31 MAR 2017
Targeting their diaspora population offers African countries another financing opportunity.