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Apply: The World Bank Group Analyst Program

From the website: The World Bank Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through this structured three-year program, you will work in an intellectually challenging and culturally diverse environment within a specific practice, … Continue reading

Events / General / Global

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 … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Nigerian Affairs / Scholarships & Funding

Application portal open: NLI Future Leadership Seminar 2015

      Below is a press release from the NLI on its annual Future Leadership Seminar: Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand will be grooming twenty-five Nigerian leaders from Nigeria and the Diaspora at the NLI May 2015 Future Leaders Seminar in Lagos, … Continue reading

General / Global

An Interactive Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the new global development framework set to succeed the Millennium Development Goals. They will be formally unveiled at the UN in September this year, when the MDGs expire. A robust consultative process preceded the articulation of these goals. One fundamental difference between the SDGs and the MDGs, is that … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Nigerian Affairs

Time to Keep National Security Institutions out of Partisan Politics

I have said it many times, Nigeria and Nigerians are in many ways similar to the United States and Americans. The country’s size, the regional presence, the diversity, the assertiveness and entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians, the economic and regional inequalities etc. That is probably why in 1979, the country decided to switch from a Parliamentary … Continue reading

African Affairs / Events / General / Nigerian Affairs

EVENT: How to Fix Nigeria: The 2015 Elections and Beyond

I’ve been invited by the Royal African Society to participate in a panel discussing the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, and the underlying political, economic, social and global issues around it.  Details of the event are available on the Royal African Society’s website. I have reproduced it below: Date & Time: Wednesday 28 January, 6:30-8:30PM Venue: Brunei … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Global / Nigerian Affairs / Publications / Syndicated Op-Eds

Africa’s Oil Shock

This is an opinion piece I recently wrote for Aljazeera English, analysing how African countries are responding to falling global crude oil prices. I reproduce it below: The plummeting of global crude prices is generating ripple effects worldwide. While oil exporters are reeling from plunging revenues, oil importers are bracing for cheaper oil, and the … Continue reading