Fadekemi Abiru

Fadekemi Abiru

Economist

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Fadekemi is an experienced economist who works for the UK Government. She is passionate about institutional reform for development projects.

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What kind of regulator does Nigeria’s tech ecosystem need?

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18 JUN 2021

What kind of regulator does Nigeria’s tech ecosystem need?

Regulating Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.

What censorship in other countries tells Nigerians about the future

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09 JUN 2021

What censorship in other countries tells Nigerians about the future

Global censorship and lessons for Nigeria.

The world's path to equitable vaccine distribution

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01 JUN 2021

The world's path to equitable vaccine distribution

We look into how to achieve fair global vaccine distribution.

Could the coronavirus catalyse healthcare funding in Nigeria?

Economy - 06 JUL 2020

Could the coronavirus catalyse healthcare funding in Nigeria?

Will the Covid-19 pandemic serve as a critical juncture for Nigeria's welfare system?

The Economics of Aso Ebi at Nigerian Weddings

Economy - 28 AUG 2019

The Economics of Aso Ebi at Nigerian Weddings

Why is there price discrimination between male and female wedding guests?

Economic Growth for All

Economy - 07 AUG 2019

Economic Growth for All

Is economic growth enough to deliver real development?

Is Nigeria's Brain Drain Actually a Net Gain?

Economy - 14 MAY 2019

Is Nigeria's Brain Drain Actually a Net Gain?

We analyse the positive impacts of the brain drain on Nigerian society

The economics of throwing a Nigerian wedding

Economy - 23 NOV 2018

The economics of throwing a Nigerian wedding

Do Nigerian weddings generate a meaningful boost to the economy? Upper-class Nigerians can spend ₦20 - ₦100 million on a wedding.

Why do Nigerians pay so much to travel?

Economy - 24 AUG 2018

Why do Nigerians pay so much to travel?

A closer look at why Nigerians pay so much for flight tickets

Should Nigerians Pay Their Wives?

Economy - 12 JUN 2018

Should Nigerians Pay Their Wives?

We discuss how the economy views doing housework and analyse a paying housewives policy

Africa at Work for Women

Economy - 23 APR 2018

Africa at Work for Women

Why are women over-represented in low income and less secure jobs?

Why the Government should not pay ransoms

Economy - 09 APR 2018

Why the Government should not pay ransoms

Moral hazard tells us that paying for the release of aducted Nigerians may do more harm than good

Girl power: why the numbers are distracting

Economy - 04 MAR 2018

Girl power: why the numbers are distracting

Are women in power distracting us from the real gender issues?

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.

Trading in the digital economy

Economy - 15 JAN 2018

Trading in the digital economy

How embracing digitisation could develop Nigeria's business environment

What Nigerian Farmers Really Need

Economy - 31 OCT 2017

What Nigerian Farmers Really Need

We explore how a system of marketing boards can help make the agriculture sector fairer to small producers.

Class Dismissed: Nigeria's Education Challenge

Economy - 04 OCT 2017

Class Dismissed: Nigeria's Education Challenge

Would higher public spending on education solve the issues in the underperforming sector?

Business and State in Nigeria: In it together?

Economy - 07 AUG 2017

Business and State in Nigeria: In it together?

More fruitful and focused engagement between business and the state is required to propel development.

Trade Agreements: To Sign or not to Sign?

Economy - 01 MAY 2017

Trade Agreements: To Sign or not to Sign?

Can certain trade agreements shortchange countries like Nigeria?

Nigeria's Shadow Economy

Economy - 10 APR 2017

Nigeria's Shadow Economy

Should the Nigerian government be making better use of the ever growing informal economy?

Eurobonds: Licence to Borrow

Economy - 06 MAR 2017

Eurobonds: Licence to Borrow

Eurobonds are once again seen as an attractive financing tool for Nigeria, so we highlight the risks involved.

Economics and Politics: The Cramp Twins

Economy - 13 FEB 2017

Economics and Politics: The Cramp Twins

Economics and politics are intrinsically linked, but is the relationship always a healthy one?

Rallying for the railways

Economy - 06 JAN 2017

Rallying for the railways

A look at how public investment in rail infrastructure today could drive long run growth in Nigeria.