Latest Articles by Michael Nwakalor Contributor Nigeria’s weekly economic review: Naira depreciated by 5 percent in a couple of hours. Severely hit by the fall in global oil prices, Nigeria has endured a sharp fall in its currency value and currently faces the possibility of a third consecutive quarter of negative growth. Contributor Buhari’s $29.96 billion loan request: Can Nigeria afford it? President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday forwarded a request to the National Assembly to approve an external borrowing plan of $29.960 billion. Contributor Why expatriates should be a short-term solution to Nigeria’s employment gaps. Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has fired 48 members of staff. Contributor Cyber crime is the biggest terror threat to Nigeria right now and it is on the rise. In the first half of 2016, cyber fraud attempts in Nigeria reportedly increased by at least 1,000 times compared to the previous year. At a workshop on Cybercrime and Forensic Investigation in Abuja on Wednesday, Prof. Contributor Nigeria is the ninth worst country in the world to be a girl. The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children, an Australian aid and development agency dedicated to helping children, has ranked Nigeria the ninth-worst country in the world to be a girl out of 144... Contributor Weekly Economic Index. The Nigerian economy has been severely hit by the crash of global oil prices since 2014. Contributor Exclusive interview with Mark Bohlund, Africa and Middle East Senior Economist at Bloomberg Intelligence. Failing to withstand external shocks resulting from the global crash in crude oil prices, Nigeria has suffered two consecutive quarters of negative growth.