Borderless ECOWAS: Dream and Reality – A research by Dr. Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran

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 Dr. Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran in this paper “Borderless ECOWAS: Dream and Reality – Exploring The Cost of Trade Barriers in West Africa” looks at the realities that constitute barriers to trade and free movement of goods and people within the West African sub-region. The paper further goes ahead to look at the cost of those barriers and […]

The Numbers Behind Lagos Debt

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 “The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them act as if there was no price, even when there are ruinous prices, paid by others.”  It isn’t normal to hear someone quote Thomas Sowell on a hot afternoon at Iya Eba, my […]

Lagos State Debt For Beginners: The Numbers That Count

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 “The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them act as if there was no price, even when there are ruinous prices, paid by others.”  It isn’t normal to hear someone quote Thomas Sowell on a hot afternoon at Iya Eba, my […]

A Market Economy Will Deliver Africa’s Prosperity – Lanre Olagunju

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 A market economy refers to a system in which economic decisions especially the pricing of goods and services are fully determined by the aggregate interactions of a country’s citizens and businesses, with little or intangible intervention from government. More innovations and technological advancements in rich nations have been successfully recorded as a result of the […]

IMANI Field Report: An Idea for new Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries: Private Money for Fosu Lagoon Landing Port

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   The fishing sector in Ghana has morphed through a series of stages, albeit it has a rather static growth and contribution towards the national purse. It has been considered at least over the last decade or two as one of the sub-sectors in the agricultural industry that has a potential of creating jobs, helping […]

Cameroon: A Mixed Financial Status And The Bad Omen For Development – Chofor Che

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   On the 9th of July 2014, an op-ed was published by Business in Cameroon revealing that Cameroon has been admitted to the status of a mixed financing nation by the African Development Bank (ADB). This position was corroborated by Cameroon’s Minister of Economy, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi. According to Business in Cameroon, this status allows […]

How To Fix The Nigerian Economy – Cheta Nwanze

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   Nigeria as it is currently run is not economically viable, and going along the routes a lot of people are suggesting won't solve the problem. Secession by one or more parts won't sort anything. Most of the new countries will be just as badly run as Nigeria currently is if not worse. Creating new states […]