Tokunbo is a Senior Economist. He is passionate about monetary economics and cryptocurrency.
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Buhari became Nigeria's president on the narrative of change and anti-corruption, but things still feel the same, if not worse.
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The UK’s story highlights how markets respond to irresponsible fiscal policies. A path Nigeria’s current government has been going down.
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The government and the public have a role to play in ensuring that our decisions today don’t worsen the future.
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We highlight what Nigerians must look out for while choosing their next President.
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The Nigerian government has two jobs it needs to focus on to get the economy moving
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A look into why Nigeria's CBN launched the eNaira.
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The strong political influence on the CBN raises questions around the bank's identity crisis.
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The Nigerian economy is stuck in a rut of bad decisions, here's how to fix it
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Nigeria’s finance ministry hardly helps with economic growth.
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How Nigeria can stop misusing policies that should make it grow.
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What’s the economic pulse of Nigerians?
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The gender gap in Nigeria is huge, here are five shocking stats to show you how.
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Are exports the engine to economic growth?
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A look into 4 surprising numbers on the Nigerian economy.
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Nigeria's important businesses are packing their bags.
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What the Central Bank of Nigeria's recent FX sales ban means.
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Why governments are necessary for a successful economy.
Finance - 20 JUL 2021
Different ways Nigerians are making money: Five must-reads.
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An in-depth look into Nigeria's debt situation.
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Fixing Nigeria: The CBN and its "superman" mandate.
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These eight numbers show an update of Nigeria’s economic health status.
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How Nigeria’s naira can be saved by a digital sister
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These seven charts show Nigeria's insecurity problem.
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What we can do about the falling naira.
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A look into how everyday Nigerians feel about the economy.
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A sequel on "my journey as a crypto trader."
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Solutions to Nigeria's unemployment.
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A significant impact of government spending eludes Nigerians. Here's why.
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A deep explainer on the economic causes of Nigeria’s insecurity.
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How Nigerian states make money and why they are broke.
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With cryptocurrencies, there is a lot more than meets the eye.
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Nigeria’s dollar obsession.
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Not everything in Nigeria is terrible.
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African leaders are taking more hits to Covid than their citizens, and it would take the continent much longer to achieve herd immunity.
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Why the Central Bank of Nigeria is "working hard but hardly working".
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Nigerian households explained: A Stears Data leverage.
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The words written via central banks circulars have taken an interesting turn over the years, but have they elicited the expected reaction?
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A new equation for the digital economy: Breaking down what really matters for economies to thrive today.
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Nigeria and its hydra-headed problems.
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What causes high inflation in Nigeria?
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The full story: Why the CBN restricted activities of crypto trading exchanges.
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We assess reasons that are hindering improved livelihood in Nigeria.
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The lessons I learnt from trading cryptocurrencies.
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Understanding the money printing trick.
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…and one not to worry about.
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A look into Nigeria's inequality problem
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Here are six events that shocked us in 2020.
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How to think about Nigeria’s options for growth.
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We analyse factors responsible for the development of the Covid-19 vaccine and discuss their implications.
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The parallel market: A reply from analysts to Emefiele
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We discuss why Nigeria has a sachet economy and its implications on the poor and the environment.
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What does signing the AfCFTA really mean?
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Is Bitcoin money? And what are its main uses in Nigeria?
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What the next DG of the WTO is walking into
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How viable is the state policing option in Nigeria?
Economy - 16 OCT 2020
Bad policing has been unfair to Nigeria’s economy
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In trying to control both the demand and supply of dollars, the CBN plays god in Nigeria's forex market, and scares off investors.
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A story on Nigeria's trade
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What will Nigeria’s economic recovery look like?
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Why Nigeria's Covid-19 test and infected numbers are low
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A look under the hood of our GDP statistics
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A look into how Lagos state works and its relationship with businesses
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A look into Nigeria's new business laws
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We look into why Nigeria has lost its investment appeal
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A guide to understanding the importance of trains and railways in Nigeria.
Governance - 19 JUN 2019
We discuss Nigerian monopolistic political parties and assess how more competition can improve policy making
Governance - 11 MAR 2019
Nigeria's recent elections issues could be attributed to both INEC and other external factors
Economy - 29 MAY 2018
As part of our Democracy Day 2018 series, we look at the connection between voting and the budget
Economy - 26 FEB 2018
All population numbers are inaccurate, but Nigeria's population numbers go beyond realism.
Economy - 21 JAN 2018
After riding a wave of recession through most of 2016 and 2017, green shoots show the economy is picking up
Economy - 03 DEC 2017
We explain why Nigeria's inflation says little about the prices you experience – and why that doesn't matter.
Economy - 06 NOV 2017
We explore the possibility of lower interest rates as CBN gives reasons to expect cheaper borrowing.
Economy - 23 OCT 2017
Low salaries in Nigeria are caused by a range of factors, but bargaining power remains a prominent issue.
Economy - 18 SEP 2017
Is agriculture an avenue for higher forex earnings against the backdrop of high food prices at home?
Economy - 18 JUL 2017
With the CBN determined to keep the naira fixed, we look at the pros and cons of this exchange rate regime.
Economy - 14 JUN 2017
We don't all pay the same price for the items we buy and economics says that's ok.
Economy - 24 APR 2017
How cost-effective is government intervention?
Economy - 27 MAR 2017
Rebuilding confidence in Nigeria's economy is an underappreciated element of the desired recovery.
Economy - 27 FEB 2017
Why has the CBN resorted to farming as a key element of monetary policy?
Economy - 06 FEB 2017
Making the naira equal to the dollar sounds like a dream but could really be a nightmare for many.
Economy - 31 JAN 2017
The Naira has been a pain recently, is it time to jump ship for the Eco?
Economy - 30 JAN 2017
An in depth economic analysis of the proposed ECOWAS currency union.
Economy - 06 JAN 2017
Analysing the CBN decision to tighten monetary policy to combat high inflation.