My column in the guardian today asks questions about what continues to be a worrying trend: the underhand financing of the federal government by the central bank. My concerns are driven by the chart below which shows the claims to the federal government by the CBN. Notice the spike over the last three years.… Continue reading Who will finance the budget?
In my guardian column today I talk about the statistic no one seems to want to talk about. Especially important since we seem to be putting many of our chips on the agriculture table. Link below. The unfortunate statistic on agriculture and development
The logic of trade is very simple. A brief analogy: You have only 24 hours in a day. During that day you want to do many things. You want to brush your teeth, take a bath, put on some clothes, have breakfast, transport yourself to work, do your 9-to-5 job that earns you income, have… Continue reading The logic of trade
I wrote an essay on Nigeria’s foreign exchange struggles since the last crude oil boom ended in 2014. Worth reading if you want a bit of context on how we got here and what we should be doing next. Note: It was written before the “windows” policy was implemented but the inference is still… Continue reading Naira Struggles: Nigeria’s Response to the Crude Oil Price Shock of 2014
The one where I show some things policymakers can learn from computer scientists, especially in the way we think about institutions. https://guardian.ng/business-services/institutions-in-an-age-of-distributed-systems/
I had an article in the guardian yesterday about tomatoes. Lots of blowback. Apparently, people care a lot about their tomatoes. So much so that someone suggested the article was sponsored. Sorry to burst the bubble guys but it wasn’t sponsored. Another said I was opposing government policy for opposing sake, and not offering any… Continue reading Why tomatoes
The one where I write about the recently launched tomato policy and why it is probably just another wild goose chase. https://guardian.ng/business-services/like-tomato-like-rice-yet-another-special-intervention-policy/?F