Global Launch of the National Oil Company Database by NRGI

On April 25th 2019, I participated in the global launch of the National Oil Company Database at the Open Government Hub in Washington DC. The database is a product of the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI). It is a very useful resource for policymakers, reform advocates and researchers to understand these state owned enterprises! Here’s … More Global Launch of the National Oil Company Database by NRGI

Video: Panel Discussion at CSIS on Nigeria’s Upcoming Elections

I recently participated in a panel discussion at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on 30 January 2019. The event was entitled: “Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Insecurity, Economic Adversity and Political Competition”. The conversation was with Carl LeVan, Associate Professor at the School of International Service, American University and Judd Devermont, Director of the … More Video: Panel Discussion at CSIS on Nigeria’s Upcoming Elections

China and Global Development: Different Perspectives on Africa

On 29 February 2016, I participated in a panel discussion on the above subject, ‘China and Global Development: Different Perspectives on Africa’. This was at the School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, alongside, Professor George Wu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Professor Chris Alden (London School of Economics and Political Science). The … More China and Global Development: Different Perspectives on Africa

Aliko Dangote to Discuss ‘Doing Business in Africa’ in Oxford

The University of Oxford is hosting Aliko Dangote, the world’s richest black man and Africa’s most well-known industrialist tomorrow, 16 February 2016. In particular, the Oxford University Africa Society and the Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) are hosting him in a conversation entitled “The Truth about Doing Business in Africa” at 1.20pm. My colleague Yasmin Kumi, … More Aliko Dangote to Discuss ‘Doing Business in Africa’ in Oxford

New Industrial Policy in Africa: Overcoming the Extractives Trap

Happy New Year! On 3-4 November 2015, I was at a conference organised by the Friederich Ebert Stiftung (FES) foundation on ‘New Industrial Policy in Africa: Overcoming the Extractives Trap’ in Atananarivo, Madagascar . The conference was organised to discuss attempts by African countries, especially resource producers and exporters to cope with the ongoing collapse in … More New Industrial Policy in Africa: Overcoming the Extractives Trap

The Politics of Inequality – DLP Annual Conference 2015

On Thursday 12 February, the Development Leadership Programme (DLP) held its 2015 Annual Conference on the theme of the politics of inequality, at the University of Birmingham. I presented parts of my doctoral research as a panelist in the session on “Inequality and Political Settlements”. With a resurgence in academic, policy and media interest in inequalities … More The Politics of Inequality – DLP Annual Conference 2015

Speaking at Chatham House Event on Elections, Boko Haram and Security in Nigeria

I will be participating in a panel, at an event organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, aka Chatham House. The title is: Elections, Boko Haram and Security: Assessing and Addressing Nigeria’s Complex Challenges. It is taking place at Chatham House offices in London, on 9 December 2014, from 9.30 am to 12 noon GMT. … More Speaking at Chatham House Event on Elections, Boko Haram and Security in Nigeria

Review of Commitments made at WEFA 2014 – An interview with Channels TV

My interview with Channels TV, reviewing some of the gains and commitments secured during the recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Summit, May 7 – 9 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria. Find below, a transcript and analysis of the discussion, culled from the Channels TV website: The Nigerian government has been urged to make conscious … More Review of Commitments made at WEFA 2014 – An interview with Channels TV

“Nigeria Beyond Oil” Conference in London, 4th Sept 2013

The Students’ Association of Nigerians in the Diaspora (SAND) – UK is organising a conference titled “Nigeria Beyond Oil: Opportunities in Enterprise and Development” as part of its Annual Nigeria Diaspora Youth Leadership Summit. The conference is scheduled to take place on 4th September 2013 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I … More “Nigeria Beyond Oil” Conference in London, 4th Sept 2013

Women, Innovation, Enterprise Network Inaugural Syposium in Africa

The Women, Innovation, Enterprise (WIE) Network is holding its first ever African symposium in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5th to 7th May 2013. It is set to feature headline speakers such as President Joyce Banda, Graca Machel, Patricia Amira, Saran Kaba Jones, Swaady Martin-Leke and Toyin Saraki. The inaugural WIE Africa is organised in … More Women, Innovation, Enterprise Network Inaugural Syposium in Africa

Oxford University Pan-African Conference ~ 4th May 2013

One of the events I am affiliated with, which has kept me “busy” lately: The annual Oxford University Pan-African Conference (OUPAC), is the flagship event of the Oxford University Africa Society (OUAS). This year’s OUPAC is scheduled for the 4th of May 2013, with the theme: “Towards a 21st Century African Renaissance: Sowing the Seeds … More Oxford University Pan-African Conference ~ 4th May 2013