Migration and demographic dynamics in Africa

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (7)

  HOW POLICY, DEVELOPMENT AND humanitarian tasks are carried out in various countries of Africa remain intriguing and astounding. The sorts of modelling involved in the various interventions remain also a study in creative thinking. Many things done at the national and sub-national levels are based on “guesstimates” and extrapolations, in which cases there are […]

Leveraging the justice system to grow subnational IGR

Leveraging the justice system to grow subnational IGR

Most citizens of society crave order, peace and equity and finance their ancillary architecture and infrastructure through their tax obligations. For many, it seems like an aberration to consider the deliberate deployment of this justice ecosystem, namely the judiciary, the police, special order and peace task forces and the prison institution for revenue generation. Champions […]

Reinforcing SNGs’ non-tax revenue strategy

Leveraging the justice system to grow subnational IGR

In the 2020 IGR data of 36 states of Nigeria, the tax revenue component was 76.6 percent, while the share of non-tax revenue was 23.4 percent. As of the half-year of 2021 non-tax revenue component of aggregate subnational IGR was 25.2 percent. Non-tax revenue sources are a veritable complement enabling the government to achieve its […]

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (7)

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (7)

MALDIVES, A SMALL ISLAND STATE in South Asia with a population of well over half a million people, is at risk. The country, spread over a thousand islands and famed for its aquatic life, luxurious beaches and breath-taking seascape such that it can sometimes be difficult to know where the azure sky meets the clear […]

Enhancing the tax compliance of HNIs and VIPs

Leveraging the justice system to grow subnational IGR

The progressive tax system, based on taxpayers’ ability to pay, imposes higher tax rates on those with higher incomes. The Nigerian tax system is quite progressive, with gradatory rates increasing with income and wealth. Lower-income earners and those who spend a sizeable proportion of their income on necessities ideally should benefit more from progressive taxation. […]

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (6)

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (6)

LIGHTS MAY BE GOING OUT in many parts of the continent of Europe in November this year while the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) 27 meeting gets underway in Sharm El Sheikh, a cosy town on the north-eastern fringe of Egypt. The night time satellite imagery of Europe may not be exactly […]

Ethical issues in SNG-IGR growth 

Leveraging the justice system to grow subnational IGR

Effective human interactions are often contingent on principles of proper conduct. It becomes even more pronounced with the exchange of money or other things of value. That is why businesses with solid reputations thrive much better than the ones without them. In the same vein, it is difficult for subnational governments to expand their internally […]

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (5)

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (6)

ENERGY WARS LOOM GLOBALLY, not necessarily in the conventional context of trench battles, military operations, firing of cannons and missiles, but in the form of tit-for-tat diplomacy, business decisions, economy and politics. This finds expression in the diplomatic showdown between the European Union (EU) and Russia, which shows no immediate sign of easing as the […]

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (4)

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (6)

ENERGY WILL BE AT THE heart of the future economy, locally and globally. It will set apart the poor and the prosperous. It will define prosperity or poverty at the individual, household, corporate, national and global levels. Energy will influence productivity in no small measure for good or for bad. The dichotomy is already becoming […]

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (3)

Africa’s place in a period of global warming (6)

PLACARDS, BANNERS AND POSTERS of protesters may or may not be obvious or ubiquitous in November in Egypt in a manner reminiscent of the Battle of Seattle, a series of protests that marred the November 1999 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Washington State in the US. Rather, there may be protests right within […]