Adesola Afolabi

Adesola Afolabi

Deputy Editor

Bio

Adesola is an experienced financial journalist who enjoys writing about public and personal finance. She is the Deputy Editor at Stears Business.

  • Alma Mater: Caleb University
  • Email: adesola_afolabi@stearsng.com

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Ekiti state elections: what can we learn about choosing a governor?

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29 JUN 2022

Ekiti state elections: what can we learn about choosing a governor?

The people of Ekiti state elected a new governor, and they chose the handpicked candidate of the outgoing governor.

How are Nigerian oil stocks performing?

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20 JUN 2022

How are Nigerian oil stocks performing?

A look into how oil firms and their shareholders are faring amidst the global oil boom

What does Elon Musk's Starlink mean for Nigeria's telcos?

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07 JUN 2022

What does Elon Musk's Starlink mean for Nigeria's telcos?

Starlink is coming to Nigeria, but will it improve the quality of Nigeria's internet infrastructure?

Why Nigerian banks don't like lending

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01 APR 2022

Why Nigerian banks don't like lending

We look at the factors affecting Nigerian banks' decisions to lend

Can Anambra achieve its ₦50 billion economic agenda?

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18 MAR 2022

Can Anambra achieve its ₦50 billion economic agenda?

Anambra's fiscal position has improved in the last eight years, but has it grown to a level rich enough to be an economic powerhouse?

NIBSS data shows Nigeria needs to get better at fighting fraud

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08 MAR 2022

NIBSS data shows Nigeria needs to get better at fighting fraud

A look in reported cases of fraud By Nigerian financial institutions.

How will the Russia-Ukraine crisis impact Nigeria’s financial markets?

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02 MAR 2022

How will the Russia-Ukraine crisis impact Nigeria’s financial markets?

A look into Eastern Europe's crisis and its effect on the Nigerian financial markets.

Will the $1.5bn Lekki deep seaport end Lagos' woes?

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24 FEB 2022

Will the $1.5bn Lekki deep seaport end Lagos' woes?

A look into transport infrastructure inadequacy in the Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos

Can domestic investors improve Nigeria’s stock market performance?

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16 FEB 2022

Can domestic investors improve Nigeria’s stock market performance?

A look at the implications of domestic investors' dominance on the NGX.

Can Nigerian startups embrace corporate bonds for funding?

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08 FEB 2022

Can Nigerian startups embrace corporate bonds for funding?

Assessing the viability of corporate bonds as a source of startup funding.

Why Nigeria's rice pyramids do not equal food security

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02 FEB 2022

Why Nigeria's rice pyramids do not equal food security

Achieving food security goes beyond building food pyramids.

Will venture debt work for your startup?

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19 JAN 2022

Will venture debt work for your startup?

A look into venture debt and its viability for Nigerian startups.

Is Oyo state’s growth a cause for celebration?

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12 JAN 2022

Is Oyo state’s growth a cause for celebration?

A look into the fiscal position of Oyo, one of Nigeria's 36 states.

Why is MTN targeting retail investors in Nigeria?

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29 DEC 2021

Why is MTN targeting retail investors in Nigeria?

Explaining reasons behind MTN's latest primary offer

Why China is interested in Africa

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06 DEC 2021

Why China is interested in Africa

What is driving China's interest in Africa?

Why the eNaira is not yet useful to Nigerians

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24 NOV 2021

Why the eNaira is not yet useful to Nigerians

The eNaira needs more work before it can be useful.

Will banking licences for MTN and Airtel disrupt retail banking?

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16 NOV 2021

Will banking licences for MTN and Airtel disrupt retail banking?

Nigeria’s latest PSB licences and their potential to offtake bank’s retail customers.

More than 30 million young Nigerians are idle and need something to do

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09 NOV 2021

More than 30 million young Nigerians are idle and need something to do

Around 60% of young Nigerians are "idle youths"—they aren't in school and aren't employed—this places our economy in jeopardy.

Nigeria’s declining manufacturing sector needs a new growth strategy

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01 NOV 2021

Nigeria’s declining manufacturing sector needs a new growth strategy

What would it take to revive Nigeria's manufacturing sector?

Is the Nigerian budget a right fit for the economy?

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15 OCT 2021

Is the Nigerian budget a right fit for the economy?

Why the rapidly growing budget isn't contributing to significant economic growth.

Why Nigerian mortgages can’t help with your home purchase

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07 OCT 2021

Why Nigerian mortgages can’t help with your home purchase

Nigeria needs a disruptive approach to mortgages.

At 61, how free is Nigeria’s economy?

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At 61, how free is Nigeria’s economy?

Assessing Nigeria’s economic freedom at 61.

Banking the unbanked: the noble but unrosy path to financial inclusion

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28 SEP 2021

Banking the unbanked: the noble but unrosy path to financial inclusion

Assessing Bankly's financial inclusion goal.

Nigeria is experiencing a housing bubble and it's absurd

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23 SEP 2021

Nigeria is experiencing a housing bubble and it's absurd

Why Nigeria is experiencing a housing bubble and how to address it

Federal vs State: Who should collect VAT from Nigerians?

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10 SEP 2021

Federal vs State: Who should collect VAT from Nigerians?

A look into the VAT saga between Nigeria's federal and state governments

Nigeria's investment returns are gloomy, but are there hidden booms?

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06 SEP 2021

Nigeria's investment returns are gloomy, but are there hidden booms?

A look into equity investment returns in Nigeria.

Why is it so difficult to fix roads in Nigeria?

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19 AUG 2021

Why is it so difficult to fix roads in Nigeria?

Assessing the difficulty of road construction in Nigeria and solutions.

Is Nigeria plugging its infrastructure gap?

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11 AUG 2021

Is Nigeria plugging its infrastructure gap?

A look into Nigeria's infrastructure investment drive.

What are the costs and benefits of more financial inclusion?

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04 AUG 2021

What are the costs and benefits of more financial inclusion?

Financial inclusion: who wins and who loses?

Where is the Lagos light rail?

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26 JUL 2021

Where is the Lagos light rail?

Unravelling the second coming of a Lagos-owned train.

How Jiji plans to boost Tokunbo car sales

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14 JUL 2021

How Jiji plans to boost Tokunbo car sales

Understanding Jiji’s bet on the used car industry.

Dangote vs others: Tackling competition in Nigeria’s cement industry

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06 JUL 2021

Dangote vs others: Tackling competition in Nigeria’s cement industry

Why BUA’s rapid expansion and industry competition fail to drive cement prices down.

Why are road accidents in Nigeria rising?

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29 JUN 2021

Why are road accidents in Nigeria rising?

A look into Nigeria's accident-prone highways.

Is Nigeria ready for bicycles?

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21 JUN 2021

Is Nigeria ready for bicycles?

Nigeria's cycling gap: How to make room for a bicycle economy

Nigeria’s trillion naira plan to re-introduce toll gates

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16 JUN 2021

Nigeria’s trillion naira plan to re-introduce toll gates

Can toll gates make a comeback on Nigeria’s federal roads?

Nigeria’s “Uber for Ships” pivots, bets on international trade

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11 JUN 2021

Nigeria’s “Uber for Ships” pivots, bets on international trade

Why MVX pivoted from “Uber for Ships” and embraced global trade.

The open grazing ban: Nigeria's challenge with managing cattle

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24 MAY 2021

The open grazing ban: Nigeria's challenge with managing cattle

A look into the causes of the herdsmen crisis and the proposed solutions

Insider bank loans: A dangerous trend in Nigeria

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18 MAY 2021

Insider bank loans: A dangerous trend in Nigeria

How the abuse of insider bank loans impacts the banking industry and stakeholders.

Travelling by water in Lagos: High cost and solutions

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05 MAY 2021

Travelling by water in Lagos: High cost and solutions

Infrastructural deficiencies at sea and solutions to boost passenger traffic.

Kaduna’s revenue momentum: Can it last?

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28 APR 2021

Kaduna’s revenue momentum: Can it last?

Dissecting Kaduna state's revenue momentum.

Shipping goods: Why half of Nigeria's ports remain ineffective

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21 APR 2021

Shipping goods: Why half of Nigeria's ports remain ineffective

The problems with shipping goods to Nigeria.

Banking through agents: A successful path to inclusion?

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14 APR 2021

Banking through agents: A successful path to inclusion?

The impact of agency banking on financial inclusion.

The NSE's path to global competitiveness

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29 MAR 2021

The NSE's path to global competitiveness

Demutualisation: Understanding the Nigerian Stock Exchange's new status.

Human vs physical capital: Where should Nigeria spend money?

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18 MAR 2021

Human vs physical capital: Where should Nigeria spend money?

An analysis of Nigeria’s capital spending.

Why is financial inclusion low among Nigerian women?

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09 MAR 2021

Why is financial inclusion low among Nigerian women?

Seven charts showing Nigeria's financial inclusion by gender.

Can Ogun state be the next Lagos?

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03 MAR 2021

Can Ogun state be the next Lagos?

Assessing Ogun state's financial and economic potential.

Little earner, big spender: The federal government's troubled finances

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23 FEB 2021

Little earner, big spender: The federal government's troubled finances

How does the federal government earn and spend money?

One nation, underwater: Fighting Nigeria’s growing flood disaster

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16 FEB 2021

One nation, underwater: Fighting Nigeria’s growing flood disaster

How to fight Nigeria's flood menace.

Is social welfare eliminating poverty in Nigeria?

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08 FEB 2021

Is social welfare eliminating poverty in Nigeria?

Assessing the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP).

Crypto investments: The good and the ugly

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27 JAN 2021

Crypto investments: The good and the ugly

The risks and opportunities of investing in cryptocurrencies.

Has the Lagos BRT made your life easier?

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14 JAN 2021

Has the Lagos BRT made your life easier?

Assessing the BRT solution to Lagos transport problem

Improving Lagos traffic: Can infrastructure outpace population growth?

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29 DEC 2020

Improving Lagos traffic: Can infrastructure outpace population growth?

Why Lagos' traffic has stubbornly remained.

Nigeria’s government wants your unclaimed dividends

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09 DEC 2020

Nigeria’s government wants your unclaimed dividends

The grab for unclaimed investor profits.

Pension funds and the fight for your savings

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26 NOV 2020

Pension funds and the fight for your savings

We show what it's like in Nigeria's pension industry and breakdown acquisition and retention strategies for PFAs in Nigeria.

AMCON: Nigeria’s bad bank forever and ever?

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05 NOV 2020

AMCON: Nigeria’s bad bank forever and ever?

Has AMCON been a success? Is it time for it to go or should it stay?

What next for the Lekki Free Trade Zones?

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30 SEP 2020

What next for the Lekki Free Trade Zones?

Understanding the prospects of the Lekki Free Trade Zones and the delays in developing them

Nigeria’s costly rural road deficit keeps millions stuck

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15 SEP 2020

Nigeria’s costly rural road deficit keeps millions stuck

The importance of fixing rural roads in Nigeria

Meet one of the financiers behind Africa’s high-impact projects

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03 SEP 2020

Meet one of the financiers behind Africa’s high-impact projects

Plugging Africa’s infrastructure gap: The AFC roadmap

Beyond Dangote Cement: Nigeria’s Stock Exchange needs more market leaders

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20 AUG 2020

Beyond Dangote Cement: Nigeria’s Stock Exchange needs more market leaders

A look into improving the depth of Nigeria's Stock Exchange

The CBN’s battle for a cashless Nigeria

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06 AUG 2020

The CBN’s battle for a cashless Nigeria

We assess how Nigeria has fared in its drive to reduce the use of cash in the country.