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November 30, 2023

Inflation Management in Nigeria: Creative Approach to Enduring Economic Stability

In the quest for economic stability, few challenges loom larger than inflation. The phenomenon, when left unchecked, erodes purchasing power, disrupts investment climates, and hampers the ability of individuals and businesses alike to plan for the future. For Nigeria, a nation endowed with abundant potential, managing inflation has become a critical endeavor. In the wake […]

November 22, 2023

The Informal Economy in Nigeria: Fostering Growth Amidst Economic Changes

  The informal economy in Nigeria has long been a critical component of the nation’s economic landscape, playing a multifaceted role in driving employment, income generation, and economic resilience. In recent times, as Nigeria grapples with significant economic changes, including subsidy removal and a floating forex regime, the informal sector’s importance has become even more […]

October 26, 2023

ACIOE Joins BMGF, Women In Leadership and Other Stakeholders Dialogue to Improve Women’s Inclusion in Decision Making

ACIOE’s Senior Program Officer for Gender and Climate Change recently attended and supported the Women in Leadership Dialogue session @BMGF NCO where discussions were held around challenges women encounter assuming leadership roles at the organizational and societal levels. The dialogue, aimed to accelerate full and effective participation for women in leadership and all levels of […]

February 2, 2023

NIGERIA’S 2023 OUTLOOK

2023 is likely to emerge as a critical year that will shape Nigeria’s growth trajectory and its ability to deal with some of the external and internal headwinds that have constrained growth over the past 8 years. Heightened macroeconomic challenges, upcoming general elections, the first population census in almost two decades, and security concerns at […]

January 6, 2023

THE ENERGY SUBSIDY PANDEMIC

During the presentation of the 2023 Appropriation Act, the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, reiterated, amongst other things, that the petrol subsidy would be removed by mid-2023. In this article, we analyze the subsidy regimes in Nigeria comparatively with other African countries and provide insights on what a post-subsidy economy […]

November 3, 2022

NIGERIA’S FOREX CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD

2022 has proved to be a challenging year for the naira. It has lost close to 36 percent of its value relative to the dollar in the parallel market. The naira is currently trading at N437.05/$ at the official rate and N760/$ on the parallel market, coupled with inflation at 20.7 percent and subdued forex […]

October 26, 2022

NIGERIA 2023: AN OUTLOOK ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ELECTIONS

The unique cultural idiosyncrasies of any society are reflected in any significant event or activity that characterizes said society.  Nigerian culture has unique traits, including the propensity to attach catchphrases and slang around events and occurrences of notoriety, importance, or infamy. And there is no event more significant than the general elections that have been […]

September 28, 2022

OUTLOOK ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

As the parties officially kick-start their campaigns for the 2023 elections today, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, observers are keen to unravel who will take over from President Buhari as he concludes his 2nd term in office on May 29, 2023. Candidates running for elective office will have an extended campaign period of about six months, […]

July 1, 2022

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT UPDATE

$40m Intervention Fund for Women in the Oil and Gas Sector by FG, NEXIM Women in the Oil and Gas sector have been provided with a $40m intervention fund by the Federal Government in collaboration with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank. Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, disclosed this news at the Nigerian […]

March 14, 2022

AfCFTA: Where are we now?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), which is aimed at creating a single continental market for trade in goods and services within Africa, was established in 2018, with 54 countries signing on to the agreement with the exception of Eritrea. The AFCFTA is the largest trade agreement in the world when assessed by the […]

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