Nigeria’s Newly Appointed Officials Signal Shift in Economic Policy

This is a piece I recently wrote for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog on how Nigeria’s new government maybe shifting towards the mineral sector, and how this could address regional disparities in growth. Although he was elected in March of this year, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari did not name his Cabinet ministers until 5 … More Nigeria’s Newly Appointed Officials Signal Shift in Economic Policy

“EITI was the Wrong Focus” and other Highlights of the Natural Resource Governance Conference

Last week, I was at a conference organised by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), formerly Revenue Watch Institute, on the challenges and opportunities presented by falling commodity prices. It was attended by the best in the academia, in policy and in civil society in the field. A breakdown of the panels and speakers is … More “EITI was the Wrong Focus” and other Highlights of the Natural Resource Governance Conference

“What’s Next for Security in the Niger-Delta?” ~ A Report by USIP

When Nigeria is mentioned, one of the first things that comes to mind is the notorious oil sector. Once the Nigerian oil sector is mentioned, the oil-producing- and until recently, restive Niger-Delta region comes to mind. Once the Niger-Delta region is mentioned, the Nigerian federal government’s Amnesty Programme initiated in 2009 to quench the fire … More “What’s Next for Security in the Niger-Delta?” ~ A Report by USIP