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Climate Change – An Introduction

Most in Nigeria tend to agree that it is hotter today than it was 20 years ago. There also seems to be a consensus...

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Moving Out of Crisis: Why Nigeria Needs a National Transport Policy

Nigeria faces multiple simultaneous pressures to advance economic growth and human development within the context of a large and rapidly growing population. The substantial...

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Unemployment Figures and The Economy

Preface This paper presents a position on the latest unemployment figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The new statistics put the unemployment...

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Industry or Conducive Environment: Source of Successes of Past Generations

Our fathers’ generation seem to have done exceedingly well out of Nigeria. And this is in every venture they embarked upon. For their successes,...

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Transmission and Concession of TCN: Restructuring for Performance Improvement and Expansion

Executive Summary Government recently announced its plan to unbundle and concession TCN, the public sector enterprise responsible for national power grid operations and development....

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Memorandum: Tackling Kidnapping and Banditry

  Executive Summary. Starting with the current surge in incidents of kidnapping/banditry in Nigeria, we identify peer countries that have faced such challenges and...

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Why Agriculture Keeps Getting Output Scrambled

The recent scarcity of eggs in parts of the country is indicative of just how much the poultry sector is in disarray. Is this...

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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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