Soala Ekine

Soala Ekine

Economics Research Associate

Bio

Soala is an aspiring economist who currently works as a Research Associate for the PGRP lab at University of California, San Diego. He is passionate about learning about development, political economy, economic history and almost anything Africa-related

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Nigeria's youth unemployment problem

Economy - 01 APR 2021

Nigeria's youth unemployment problem

Youth unemployment is bad and looks to be getting dangerously worse in the near future. What can we do to solve it?

Lifting the 90 million: the impact of Npower and other programmes

Economy - 02 SEP 2020

Lifting the 90 million: the impact of Npower and other programmes

An assessment of Nigeria’s social investment programmes

Why agriculture is only a first step and not the final solution

Economy - 05 JUN 2020

Why agriculture is only a first step and not the final solution

Any growth strategy Nigeria takes has to make agriculture work

Nigeria’s bet on agriculture

Economy - 12 FEB 2020

Nigeria’s bet on agriculture

The Nigerian government went all in agriculture, how have they fared?

Nigeria Has a Revenue Problem

Economy - 29 NOV 2019

Nigeria Has a Revenue Problem

A look into Nigeria's historically poor non-oil revenue collection

Nigeria's Central Bank needs more independence, not more power

Economy - 09 OCT 2019

Nigeria's Central Bank needs more independence, not more power

The independence of the CBN has been undermined by its increased prominence.