COVID-19: What we Learnt One Week after Gradual Ease of Lockdown

On 4th May, the first phase of the gradual ease started and residents of Lagos state and Abuja were able to go out to their places of work again. As an independent economic research group, we also set out to observe how the citizens went about their economic activities, how they conveyed themselves, the cost associated with the movement as well as the activities of the transport unions in enforcing social distancing.

Data on Lagos State Finances (2016-2018)

Between 2016 and 2018, Lagos State Government has spent N712.76 billion on recurrent expenditure while N703.36 billion was spent on capital expenditure. While N122.595 billion was obtained as Federal Allocation …

COVID-19: The Trouble that Lies Ahead for the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC)

This article explains the trouble that lies ahead of FAAC going forward by first graphically explaining the relationship between oil prices and total monthly allocation, then examining the trend in monthly revenue sharing since 2017, compare with other months and years, as well as forecast what will happen going forward given the global pandemic as well as the price war which have led to share decline in the price of crude oil in the international market.