Politics: Why We Must All Get Involved

A few friends hosted a dinner in my honour at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos yesterday. I’m taking liberty to share excerpts of my speech...

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FX Reserves: Borrowing from Yourself & Paying Someone Else

I know many of my former colleagues in the banking industry and my fellow students of Economics will be up in arms against me for holding...

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Industrialisation and Development Are Siamese Twins

“When you were making excuses someone else was making enterprise.” ― Amit Kalantri, in ‘Wealth of Words’   To set the...

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Great Things Come In Small Packages

‘There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps’. – Peter A. Cohen ‘A mighty flame followeth a tiny...

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BUDGET 2018: NAMING OUR PUPPY A LION

“The government pretends it is paying us, and we pretend we are working” – An old Soviet era joke “Dear Government… I’m going...

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MERCHANTS OF FAITH IN THE AGE OF HUNGER

Today, this column is devoted to an interrogation of issues raised in “Saved for His Praise”, a new book by the journalist and...

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Beyond The Agricultural Value Chain In Nigeria

I was privileged to give the dinner speech at the 59th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society in Abuja on September 27, 2018. I...

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Subsidies: Working the Monkey and Feeding the Baboon

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And...

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Leadership, Transparency and Accountability

I was privileged to speak at the annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, (ICSAN), Port...

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IT’S STILL THE ECONOMY, STUPID

‘A really hungry person does not twice walk past food offered as sacrifice to the gods’ – Old African Proverb ‘Economy is not...

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