Oby Ezekwesili: The Holistic Look At The Nigerian Economy And Its Potentials


 Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili, former World Bank Vice President and Co-Founder of global anti-corruption body, Transparency International, gave this presentation on the potentials of the Nigerian economy last Saturday in Abuja. Using China and Singapore as case studies, the renowned public policy advocate examined the harmful effects of protectionism on the Nigerian economy.  

Climate Change: Democratic Republic of Congo Signs Landmark $200 million Deal To Tackle Deforestation And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Forest, East province, Cameroon

 The Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a landmark $200 million deal with donors to tackle deforestation and reduce carbon emissions as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin. Congo, home to the world’s second-largest rainforest after the Amazon, is the first country to sign an agreement with […]

South Africa Signs Deal With Iran To Increase Investment And Non-Oil Trade To $1 Billion By 2020

South Africa and Iran

 South Africa and Iran have agreed to increase non-oil trade and investment to a billion dollars by 2020. This emerged on Sunday after talks between President Jacob Zuma and Iran’s counterpart President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking during the South Africa-Iran Business Council, President Zuma said the agreement is imperative in diversifying trade baskets in favour of […]

Akinwunmi Ambode: Nigeria, Rising Above the Crude Realities

Governor of Nigeria's Lagos State presented this paper at the LSE Africa Summit 2016

 The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode presented this paper at the London School of Economics, Africa Summit 2016. I felt the paper had a lot of depth and content useful for those interested in the finer details so I decided to publish it here. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Let me start by saying […]