Gbemisola Alonge

Gbemisola Alonge

Development Journalist

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Gbemisola is an economist. She is a Development and Macroeconomy Journalist at Stears Business.

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After oil: What mineral resources can power Nigeria’s growth?

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15 JUL 2021

After oil: What mineral resources can power Nigeria’s growth?

Finding Nigeria’s next oil.

Why Nigeria remains in a poverty trap

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08 JUL 2021

Why Nigeria remains in a poverty trap

What is a poverty trap and how do we solve it?

How Releaf is boosting Nigeria’s $20 billion oil palm potential

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01 JUL 2021

How Releaf is boosting Nigeria’s $20 billion oil palm potential

Dissecting Nigeria’s oil palm industry.

What foreign investors think about Nigeria

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24 JUN 2021

What foreign investors think about Nigeria

Unpacking investor perception in Nigeria.

Explainer: How Nigeria is unifying its exchange rates

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15 JUN 2021

Explainer: How Nigeria is unifying its exchange rates

The logic behind reducing Nigeria’s multiple exchange rates.

Car insurance: How to handle your next accident in Nigeria

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10 JUN 2021

Car insurance: How to handle your next accident in Nigeria

A look into car insurance policies and why many Nigerians don't use them.

Is Nigeria's population a problem?

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26 MAY 2021

Is Nigeria's population a problem?

A look into Nigeria's failing economy and rising population

Health regulation: Reducing medical errors in Nigeria

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23 MAY 2021

Health regulation: Reducing medical errors in Nigeria

A look into medical errors in Nigeria

Explainer: Why your savings is important for economic growth

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17 MAY 2021

Explainer: Why your savings is important for economic growth

Understanding savings and its path to economic growth

Covid-19: What's happening in India?

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06 MAY 2021

Covid-19: What's happening in India?

A breakdown of the effects of Covid-19 in India

The story of Gricd: A storage solution company

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04 MAY 2021

The story of Gricd: A storage solution company

How Gricd pivoted from food to drug storage solution for Nigerians.

An explainer of Nigeria’s terms of trade

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26 APR 2021

An explainer of Nigeria’s terms of trade

Understanding "Terms of Trade"

Food storage in Nigeria: The challenges and solutions

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19 APR 2021

Food storage in Nigeria: The challenges and solutions

Understanding the problem of food storage in Nigeria.

Industrialisation: Why Africa’s path to development remains slow

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12 APR 2021

Industrialisation: Why Africa’s path to development remains slow

The problems and prospects of industrialising Africa.

Job creation, poverty reduction: Lessons from China and Okonjo-Iweala

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06 APR 2021

Job creation, poverty reduction: Lessons from China and Okonjo-Iweala

What can Nigeria learn from its past YouWin programme and China’s success with poverty reduction?

Explainer: Monetary policy simplified

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31 MAR 2021

Explainer: Monetary policy simplified

How the CBN controls money supply

How China lifted 800 million people out of poverty

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25 MAR 2021

How China lifted 800 million people out of poverty

Dear Nigeria: Poverty eradicating lessons from China.

Why nursing services are undervalued and underpaid

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16 MAR 2021

Why nursing services are undervalued and underpaid

Unpacking the value of nursing in Nigeria.

What does gender inclusive development look like?

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08 MAR 2021

What does gender inclusive development look like?

Achieving gender inclusiveness in Nigeria

From the eyes of a traveller: The viability of Lagos-Ibadan railway

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02 MAR 2021

From the eyes of a traveller: The viability of Lagos-Ibadan railway

Assessing the financial viability of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.

Online university: Is there room for growth in Nigeria?

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24 FEB 2021

Online university: Is there room for growth in Nigeria?

The challenge of running an online university business.

Financing your exports: The unending FX battle with the CBN

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02 FEB 2021

Financing your exports: The unending FX battle with the CBN

Understanding the CBN's directive on trade finance.

Strengthening Nigeria’s alternatives to a university education

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01 FEB 2021

Strengthening Nigeria’s alternatives to a university education

An alternative model for post-secondary education.

Cryptocurrency regulation and participation from the Central Bank of Nigeria

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26 JAN 2021

Cryptocurrency regulation and participation from the Central Bank of Nigeria

A comparative analysis of the centralised and decentralised financial system and what it means for the Central Bank of Nigeria.

ASUU strikes in universities: Any end in sight?

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18 JAN 2021

ASUU strikes in universities: Any end in sight?

Strikes in Nigerian universities are designed to be forever and ever.

How Ghana came to dominate yam exports

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13 JAN 2021

How Ghana came to dominate yam exports

What Nigeria can learn from Ghanaian yam exports.

2021: What to expect with health, economy, and education

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06 JAN 2021

2021: What to expect with health, economy, and education

We take a look at what Nigeria's health, economy, and education sectors have in store for 2021.

How Nigeria earns, attracts, and spends its income

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23 DEC 2020

How Nigeria earns, attracts, and spends its income

A comprehensive analysis on Nigeria's financial status.

Seasonal surge: how food supply chains adjust in December

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15 DEC 2020

Seasonal surge: how food supply chains adjust in December

What it takes for food supply chains to meet December demand.

From Yaba to Silicon Valley: How Universities change their host cities

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08 DEC 2020

From Yaba to Silicon Valley: How Universities change their host cities

The benefits of universities to their cities.

Help! The heroic story behind the #EndSARS hotline

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30 NOV 2020

Help! The heroic story behind the #EndSARS hotline

Unveiling events that led to the creation of the #EndSARS helpline.

Why inflation is always higher in emerging economies

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24 NOV 2020

Why inflation is always higher in emerging economies

Understanding the relationship between inflation and economic growth from the emerging economies’ perspective.

It’s 2021, a COVID-19 vaccine is ready, what next for Nigeria?

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18 NOV 2020

It’s 2021, a COVID-19 vaccine is ready, what next for Nigeria?

The journey to immunise Nigerians against Covid-19

Agriculture sector growth: Not so fast

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11 NOV 2020

Agriculture sector growth: Not so fast

How the government can improve its agriculture policies

Crowdfarming and the pandemic: What went wrong?

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09 NOV 2020

Crowdfarming and the pandemic: What went wrong?

How the pandemic turned agricultural investment opportunities sour.

Covid-19 deaths in Nigeria: What the data says

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02 NOV 2020

Covid-19 deaths in Nigeria: What the data says

Tracking Covid-19 mortality in Nigeria

Traditional and herbal medicine need more than belief

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19 OCT 2020

Traditional and herbal medicine need more than belief

Unlocking Nigeria's traditional and herbal medicine opportunity.

Doctoora’s plan for affordable healthcare in Nigeria

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05 OCT 2020

Doctoora’s plan for affordable healthcare in Nigeria

A deep dive into Doctoora—a health business, unbundling affordable healthcare for Nigerians.

Attracting private investment in Nigeria's Universities

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28 SEP 2020

Attracting private investment in Nigeria's Universities

Nigeria's higher education funding model is broken; we explore innovative alternatives in the country.

Blind spot: How universities create unemployable graduates

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08 SEP 2020

Blind spot: How universities create unemployable graduates

A look into skills mismatch–a challenge fuelling Nigeria's unemployment crisis

Make Apapa a port again: The origins of congestion and how to fix it

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31 AUG 2020

Make Apapa a port again: The origins of congestion and how to fix it

Fixing Nigeria’s Apapa problem

Same start, different finish: Economic outcomes for Egypt and Nigeria

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26 AUG 2020

Same start, different finish: Economic outcomes for Egypt and Nigeria

Lessons for Nigeria and the bitter pill that transformed Egypt’s economy.

Microinsurance: The ambitious model to provide healthcare for all Nigerians

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17 AUG 2020

Microinsurance: The ambitious model to provide healthcare for all Nigerians

How microinsurance can solve Nigeria's low access to health care.

The timely prospect of mining gold in Nigeria

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10 AUG 2020

The timely prospect of mining gold in Nigeria

The future of gold in Nigeria: Segilola Gold project leads the way

How central banks use communication to influence policy

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03 AUG 2020

How central banks use communication to influence policy

Communication: a less pronounced monetary policy tool used to impact the economy

The silent success of sesame seeds in Nigeria

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22 JUL 2020

The silent success of sesame seeds in Nigeria

A deep dive into Nigeria's largest agricultural export, Sesame seeds

Nigeria’s ambiguous tax laws breed elusive taxpayers

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16 JUL 2020

Nigeria’s ambiguous tax laws breed elusive taxpayers

The government's failure at taxing Nigerians

Transporting blood in Lagos: Lifebank’s life-saving business model

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07 JUL 2020

Transporting blood in Lagos: Lifebank’s life-saving business model

How Lifebank is solving the problem of transporting blood in Lagos

Meet the new Nigeria under the ACFTA, a services economy

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02 JUL 2020

Meet the new Nigeria under the ACFTA, a services economy

What does the African continental free trade agreement mean for Nigeria's services sector?

The compounding costs of delayed development projects

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25 JUN 2020

The compounding costs of delayed development projects

The role of budget planning in implementing development projects in Nigeria

The odds against Nigerian women in agriculture

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15 JUN 2020

The odds against Nigerian women in agriculture

How women are side-lined in critical roles across the agricultural value chain.

Smallholder farmers need bespoke protection

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08 JUN 2020

Smallholder farmers need bespoke protection

Understanding what it takes to provide farmers with protection they can both understand and afford.

Nigeria needs a living wage, not a minimum wage

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03 JUN 2020

Nigeria needs a living wage, not a minimum wage

Why the minimum wage isn't enough for Nigerians

The tough job of a central bank governor

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27 MAY 2020

The tough job of a central bank governor

We look into the rationale behind some of the decisions made by the last three CBN governors.

Going to university is good but quality education matters more

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18 MAY 2020

Going to university is good but quality education matters more

Improving quality of tertiary education in Nigeria starts with improving the quality of teachers.

Funding primary healthcare: A more practical solution

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13 MAY 2020

Funding primary healthcare: A more practical solution

We discuss the importance of primary healthcare and assess better ways to fund it

The possibility of online learning at Nigerian universities

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07 MAY 2020

The possibility of online learning at Nigerian universities

Education technology could be a solution to our low capacity problem in Nigerian universities.

Making more with less: Nigeria's productivity problem

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30 APR 2020

Making more with less: Nigeria's productivity problem

Technology can help Nigerian farmers improve productivity.

Can closed borders solve food security?

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29 APR 2020

Can closed borders solve food security?

We assess if protectionist measures can help boost local production and reduce food insecurity in Nigeria

How consumption determines the economic impact of pandemics

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22 APR 2020

How consumption determines the economic impact of pandemics

The response of an economy in a pandemic can be explained by consumer behaviour and transmission rates.