Category Archives: Development and Economic growth

Reducing Inequalities in Nigeria by 2030: SDG Challenges and Way Forward

Nigeria has a shared broad role in shaping out Agenda 2030, its explosive population makes it even more imperative. The Nation’s National Development Target must reflect the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In theory, Nigeria’s commitment to the SDGs is sensible, however, in practice, there is little or no evidence to support the notion that the government is serious about achieving these goals. By all indications, there is no reason to believe that Nigeria will make any progress on the SDG. The Oxfam International Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI, 2018) ranks Nigeria 157 of 188 countries in the world. In accessing the commitment to reduce vulnerabilities, this report found no indicators of positive efforts by the government to mitigate the growing risk. Continue reading

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The Nigerian Middle-class Everyone Should Worry About

Recently, a Ph.D. candidate friend came to Lagos on field assignment for research work; studying the trends of migration in Nigeria with the specific focus on migration rate, the location of choice and the class and profession of migrants. I … Continue reading

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Slave Trade in Libya like the Deaths in Medditterian Sea is Caused by the African Governments

The horrifying reports brought to light by the CNN film crew who secretly filmed actions of humans being auctioned as a slave in Libya two weeks ago has created an uproar globally; causing shocks and condemnations. Majority of the slaves … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s Political Economy & the Implication for Sustainable Development

The 2006 British White paper on good governance opens with a bold assumption, stating that good governance is about good politics, period! That good governance is predetermined by the nature of politics (good or bad). Politics is central to reducing service delivery as it shapes and influences policy making. In other words, politics determines who gets what. Furthermore, underlying politics are elites who fund campaigns; making money the most essential tool in politics. Continue reading

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Obession With Fighting Corruption Is Where Buhari is Getting It Wrong

The Buhari led-administration campaigned and won election purely on the basis of fighting and or setting the precedence on reducing corruption in Nigeria. The challenges with Buhari’s understanding of tackling corruption is the assumption that corruption is a tangible that … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Informal Sector for growth in Nigeria

Lately, many African nations have experienced the Africa rising revival, however, it has not necessarily created decent jobs to accommodate the nation’s growing population. Deepening unemployment crisis remains a huge plague African government are caught up with trying to mediate … Continue reading

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Looming Crisis as JP Morgan Chase Kicks Nigeria Out

On September 8th 2015, JP Morgan Chase(JPM) released a press statement stating that they had begun the process of discharging Nigeria from its Emerging Market Bond Index from this month, and that by the end of October 2015, Nigeria will … Continue reading

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