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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Pandemic Post-Mortem

I spoke to Decision Scientist Oliver Beige on some of the things experts got wrong about the Covid-19 infection pattern, and the policy response. We talked about those exponential predictions that wer...

Sunday, June 13, 2021 ANDREW NEVIN ON OTHER THINGS

The second part of my conversation with Andrew Nevin. We talked about the economic development patterns of India vs China's - and what Nigeria can learn. We also talked about his habits during the loc...

Sunday, June 6, 2021 ANDREW NEVIN ON BIG TRENDS

Andrew Nevin - who is the chief economist of PriceWaterhouseCoopers West Africa - returns to the show for a record third time. I spoke to him about some of the big trends that will matter now and into...

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 CAPITAL AND THE ECONOMY

I had an interesting conversation with investor Andrew Alli. We spoke about how investors price risks, power sector reforms, and his views on the clamour for political “restructuring” in Nigeria. Andr...

Thursday, April 29, 2021 UNPACKING STATE CAPACITY

I learned a lot having this conversation with economic historian Mark Koyama. State Capacity has become an important concept to be understood - especially with the current economic and security proble...

Saturday, April 17, 2021 From Transition to Decline

Investigative journalist David Hundeyin found himself having to flee the country recently because his reporting has rubbed some powerful people the wrong way. In this conversation, I started by asking...

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