Guest PostBy Sir John Akhile

Some people prefer the term “Lion” to describe economic renaissance of African countries. I will defer to the late Deng Xiaoping’s quote that “it doesn’t matter whether the cat is black or white as long as it catches mice.” Based on the reality on the ground in all the countries of the continent, it is appropriate to state that the “cat is not catching mice”. What is also known is that the Asian Tigers have successfully traversed the road from poverty to prosperity, an accomplishment that has eluded African countries for decades. It is apropos to quote the late founder of modern South Korea; Park Chung Hee’s rational for South Korea choosing export-oriented industrialization to begin this discussion.


Project writing is one of the most talked about course by many final year students here in Nigeria but it's not only done in Nigeria.
In virtually every country of the world final year students of tertiary institutions are required by their programme to write a thesis or a research paper in their various areas of study.

Must Read:Top 5 Economics Quotes

Happy New Year  

So i was thinking about how best to start my posts this year, and i thought well what better way to start a year that to sip from the wisdom of our fathers, So here is the top quotes on Economics by economists i found. Enjoy! 

Understanding Public Policy (1)

I was reading on "Public Policy" a few days back and i thought i should share with us some of what i learnt, especially as there is the lingering case of public policy ineffectiveness in many developing countries of the world today. So lets understand what public policy is.

The Transformation Agenda and Nigeria's Development

Last semester we wrote  a term paper to evaluate the key Policy of the Jonathan Administration "The Transformation Agenda"  it was revealing. Indeed everyone interested in Nigeria's Economic development needs this term paper...Here is a brief snippet from the pdf. "Nigeria entered a new phase in its path to attaining its target developmental height on the 29th of May 2011

OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUDGET (A critical Analysis of Nigeria's budgeting system)

An Extract From ALECTURE
Delivered by Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, at the 2015 Faculty of social sciences Annual lecture, University of Benin on the 19th of August 2015.

Brief Biography 
Senator Eyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe 
is a Nigerian politician Born March 3, 1955 who was elected to the Abia-South Senatorial District of AbiaState in the Senate ofNigeria in April 2007.He went to the University of Benin, where he received a bachelor's degree economics in 1979 and a master's degree in economics in 1982. He lectured at Edo State University from 1982 until 1985. 
"A budget simply means a statement of intention and a guide to the achievement of the fiscal and monetary goals of the government for the period in question. Wikipedia defines it as a 'quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time'. In other words,  a spending plan to achieve a desired result.

Why A Nigerian May Not Win The Economics Nobel Prize In A Long Time

I watched as the this year's rounds of Nobel prizes came to an ended with the committee announcing Angus Deaton  as this year's Economics Nobel laureate it was a battle for who has impacted humanity the most via Economics, then a thought struck me when will a Nigerian ever win the Nobel Prize In Economics. As the reality of this question dawned on me i became more worried will a Nigerian be able  to win a Nobel Prize In Economics?.