Transforming Agriculture

President Muhammadu Buhari has made transforming agriculture a centre piece of his economic strategy. The president got it right because agriculture holds the key to Nigeria’s economic breakthrough. But is his government implementing the right policies and programs that will unleash the productivity gains that Nigeria desperately needs? Agriculture is important because it provides the…

Reimagining Nigeria’s Economic Strategy

The economic fortunes of Nigeria have long been dependent on the price of crude oil and continue to this day to be intertwined and affected by its increasing volatility. Despite the opt repeated aspirations of the government to diversify export earnings from oil and gas, these natural resources still account for over 90% of Nigeria’s…

How can Nigeria reduce youth unemployment?

Nigeria recently celebrated sixty years of independence. It was a time for deep reflection on the numerous opportunities Nigerian leaders missed to improve the quality of life of the majority. Therefore, it is not surprising that the strong dissatisfaction with the quality of life and the scarcity of opportunities in Nigeria have culminated with youths…

NLC: Now is the time to say goodbye to subsidy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) called on its members and the public to embark on demonstrations and strike actions to protest the increase in price of petrol and electricity tariff from Monday 28 September. I call on NLC to call off the actions as this is not the time for protests but a time to…

End of Oil

A year ago, no one thought that within six months the world will be thrown into chaos with businesses severely disrupted, freedoms curtailed and economies wrecked in a manner not seen since the second World War. The havoc caused by the coronavirus is unprecedented in its speed and spread. No country, rich or poor, was…

Nigerian Stock Exchange as a Laggard

On the day the market capitalisation of Apple reached a record $2 trillion (19 August 2020), the market capitalization of all the shares listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange was a mere $34.65 billion (at N379 to 1$). Technology companies listed on US stock exchanges have had an incredible run on the back of increased…

Why Nigeria Needs Chinese Loans

Nigerians want to be rich and occasionally, as a nation, we behave as if we are. How rich a country and her citizens are, can be measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP per capita. By these measures, Nigerians are, unfortunately, not rich, despite our collective desire to be so. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)…

To buy or rent? The key issues

To buy or rent a home is one of those timeless debates. There are two main considerations in making a decision: the financial aspect and personal and emotional factors. In Nigeria though, there is a strong desire by most families to own their homes. This article will consider the financial factors only. Assess your finances…

Update on Volunteer Teachers

Following our earlier advertisement, we were able to recruit the required volunteer teachers except for Mathematics. We have therefore reopened the application process for maths teachers only. The requirements are: 1. Degree in Maths, Statistics, Physics or other quantitatively inclined subjects. 2. Interest in teaching in a public Secondary School in Kano Municipal as a…