Category Archives: Africa

Making the economic republic of Lagos great

During my recent visit to Lagos, not unlike the previous ones, I had the opportunity to observe and scrutinize the energetic metropolis. This often required me to take off my Nigerian lenses and put on the lenses of a tourist, … Continue reading

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The case for imposing broad-based sales taxes in the states

The Nigerian sub-national economies have always had cashflow problems, which have become acute in the last two years. With very few exceptions, the states are finding it difficult to pay workers and pensioners. Between four to 12 months’ – or … Continue reading

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VAIDS and the need for effective tax administration in Nigeria

As part of efforts to improve non-oil revenue amid a global outlook of low oil prices, Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, recently signed an Executive Order (EO) on the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). The main objective of … Continue reading

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Review of Online Payment Gateway in Nigeria

Well it’s no news that Nigeria is a fast growing developing country and same can be said about its technology sector, if you read my post on digital marketing in Nigeria you will understand this statement So with the soar growth … Continue reading

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Sports as part of Nigeria’s economic diversification

During my childhood and teenage years, my younger brothers and I were very fond of soccer. From Barnawa Housing Estate, Kaduna to Airport Road, Kano and Okumagba Estate, Warri where we lived, soccer was the most popular and the most … Continue reading

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Muted dividends of procurement reforms in Nigeria

A Nigerian company I am acquainted with recently contacted an office of a state government to enquire about the process of doing business with the government. The company was directed to visit the Ministry of Works to collect a form. … Continue reading

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Ori Yato S’ori

In Yoruba culture, Ori, literally meaning “head” refers to one’s spiritual intuition and destiny. It is the reflective spark of human consciousness embedded into the human essence, and therefore is often personified as an Orisha (god) in its own right. … Continue reading

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Nigeria should focus more on Local Direct Investment

Over the past decade, Nigerian government officials have acquired great admiration for foreign direct investment, also known as FDI. There has been a lot of junketing abroad, supposedly to attract FDIs into the country. Actually, FDI has been rising in … Continue reading

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MTN, Regulations and Economic development

In October last year MTN Nigeria was slammed with a $5.2 billion fine by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This was later reduced by 25% to $3.9billion. The matter is in court and yesterday it was postponed to allow for … Continue reading

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Twelve Nuggets for the African Youth.

The future of the Africa continent belongs to the youths. The youths will define the direction of their lives as well as the direction of the continent. It is in this light that I have outlined here what I think … Continue reading

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