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Poverty, Insecurity and Conflict Mitigation – The Nigerian Special Case?

I The conflict trap While it may seem intuitive that a correlation exists between poverty and insecurity, there is a dearth of empirical studies...

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Demise of the Social Contract - Covid-19, Fridays For Future, and the EndSARS Protest

The COVID-19 Pandemic One lesson that nations the world over have had to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic is that certain parts of their...

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On Rail Construction to Niger Republic

On Wednesday September 23rd 2020, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announced the decision that the Federal Government had approved the construction of a $1.959...

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The cost of port gridlock: When Apapa has congestion, the nation gets pneumonia.

Possibly the only mark of distinction Apapa Port at present has is that its name can be read from left to right or from...

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Reversing the Economic Downturn in Nigeria: Realign Markets to Spur Growth and Jobs

Nigeria should brace itself for impending recession. Or so the World Bank suggests. Specifically, the bank in a recent report stated that Nigeria is...

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Electricity Tariff Increases: Celebration or Cause for Concern?

A lot seems to have happened in the power space over the last few days. First came the CBN announcement laying down specific rules...

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Is Nigeria Derailed?

If Nigeria is to address its dire economic realities, it must diversify and intensify production activities. Transportation is crucial to this. Development of transportation...

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Why the Electricity Industry Fails to Serve the Nigerian Economy

Clear Disconnect between Electricity Industry and Nigerian Economy As any economist or industrialist will tell you, electricity is a key enabler of the transformation...

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AKK: The Project Pipeline or The Pipeline Project?

A vital aspect of economic success in any developing country is the development of its infrastructure as this spurs industrial growth and socio-economic development....

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The Real Size of Loans

Interest on debt grows without rain: or so the old chestnut goes. This has certainly been the case for Nigeria over time and it...

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Corruption – Same As It Ever Was?

Nigeria is in the news again. Not for anything remotely positive or suggestive of a nation going through rebirth but for corruption and financial...

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Rebuilding Health and Education in Africa: Lessons from Spanish Flu and COVID-19

As the tempest of the pandemic rages, leaving carnage in its wake with healthcare sectors and national economies being the worst hit, there is...

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