Book notes: Banking Reform in Nigeria, by Yomi Makanjuola


Yomi Makanjuola, Banking Reform in Nigeria, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 264 pages

The title of Yomi Makanjuola’s book does not instil in a reader the sense of a gripping read to come. But starting as it does with Sanusi Lamido Sanusi taking the helm of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009, just as the country’s banking sector went into meltdown, it delivers more than one might expect.

The book starts off describing ‘Project Alpha’, the secret plan to take over and rescue eight Nigerian banks, which

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