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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Let The Rates Tumble

“There is no difference where aims are concerned, between a terrorist with a gun and bombs in his hand and a terrorist who has dollars,...

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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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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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BEYOND THE AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA

BEING A PAPER PRESENTED BY DR. ALEX OTTI, OFR AT THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE DINNER OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SOCIETY AT ABUJA ON SEPTEMBER...

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All Fingers Are Not Equal, But How Unequal Should They Be?

“Nigeria has the unenviable position of being at the bottom of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index. Its social spending (on...

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Diversification of The Economy? Yes, But

OUTSIDE THE BOX BY ALEX OTTI “Planning is an unnatural process. It is much more fun to do something else. The nicest thing about not...

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