Beyond Historical Sites: On the need for Large-scale Integrated Resort Developments in West Africa

Integrated Resort

When tourists visit West African countries, some of the primary attractions they visit are the historical sites that continually remind us of our past, especially the gruesome days of the Atlantic slave trade and colonialism. This isn’t bad and the sites play very important roles, especially economically. Continue reading “Beyond Historical Sites: On the need for Large-scale Integrated Resort Developments in West Africa”

From Periphery to Core: On the Potential Economic Returns of an Integrated Aerotropolis in Nigeria

Aerotropolis

Airports have always been seen as necessary but uncomfortable assets, often relegated to the peripheries of cities because of the high level of noise pollution they cause. This needn’t be so. Can these airports become the center of a new type of city? Continue reading “From Periphery to Core: On the Potential Economic Returns of an Integrated Aerotropolis in Nigeria”

Learning from the storm: On the need for a robust economic system in post-recession Nigeria

Storm

Nigeria reported a 1.4% GDP growth rate for the third quarter; the second consecutive positive growth rate this year (it reported 0.7% in the second quarter) since the recession triggered by the 2014 oil glut. It is a sigh of relief, at least on paper. Continue reading “Learning from the storm: On the need for a robust economic system in post-recession Nigeria”