A new minimum wage won’t be a silver bullet for Nigerian workers

ECONOMY - 22 FEB 2018

A new minimum wage won’t be a silver bullet for Nigerian workers

We break down the case for a higher minimum wage in Nigeria.

Adedayo Bakare

The solution to long-run growth in Nigeria

ECONOMY - 19 FEB 2018

The solution to long-run growth in Nigeria

Investment can drive Nigeria's economy for a while, but technology is the only answer to long-term growth.

Nigeria and the lack of affordable housing

ECONOMY - 16 FEB 2018

Nigeria and the lack of affordable housing

There are not enough affordable homes in Nigeria, a problem exacerbated by high interest rates and land laws

Anselem Kadiri

On Lekki Toll Gate Prices

ECONOMY - 13 FEB 2018

On Lekki Toll Gate Prices

We take a look at the recent toll price hike that Lekki residents have had to face.

Fadekemi Abiru

Four charts showing Nigeria's Unemployment Problems

ECONOMY - 01 FEB 2018

Four charts showing Nigeria's Unemployment Problems

We know Nigeria has an unemployment problem, but just how bad is it? And is it much worse in certain regions?

Kitan Williams

Four charts that show how Nigeria's economy has improved

ECONOMY - 21 JAN 2018

Four charts that show how Nigeria's economy has improved

After riding a wave of recession through most of 2016 and 2017, green shoots show the economy is picking up

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

ECONOMY - 15 JAN 2018

Trading in the digital economy

How embracing digitisation could develop Nigeria's business environment

Fadekemi Abiru

ECONOMY - 11 JAN 2018

Paying for Cheap Petrol

Given Nigerians' addiction to cheap petrol and low political will to change this, subsidies are inevitable.

Kitan Williams

ECONOMY - 09 JAN 2018

Imo: State of Happiness

Is Imo State's new ministry of happiness warranted?

Keleenna Onyeaka

ECONOMY - 07 JAN 2018

2018 from the Cynics

The Stears Writers take a look at what 2018 could look like if the worst case scenarios play out

Editorial Board

Stears Business Top Ten Stories of 2017

ECONOMY - 29 DEC 2017

Stears Business Top Ten Stories of 2017

The articles which most caught our readers’ attention in 2017.

Editorial Board

Before We All Become Entrepreneurs

ECONOMY - 13 DEC 2017

Before We All Become Entrepreneurs

We separate fact from fiction on the road to start-up glory.

Anselem Kadiri

Why the Inflation rate is always wrong

ECONOMY - 03 DEC 2017

Why the Inflation rate is always wrong

We explain why Nigeria's inflation says little about the prices you experience – and why that doesn't matter.

Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

Cows For Collateral

ECONOMY - 23 NOV 2017

Cows For Collateral

A look at how movable collateral will help SMEs assess finance in Nigeria.

Keleenna Onyeaka

Is Nigeria's Debt sustainable?

ECONOMY - 15 NOV 2017

Is Nigeria's Debt sustainable?

Comparing our Debt-GDP ratio and our Debt Servicing-Ratio raises questions about sustainability.

Kitan Williams

Can Mobile Farming revive the Agricultural Sector?

ECONOMY - 13 NOV 2017

Can Mobile Farming revive the Agricultural Sector?

Applying mobile technology to agriculture offers great promise for Nigeria.

Stephanie Itimi

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