Category Archives: Sustainable Development Goals

Nigeria-Decides-2019: Why Nigerians will Vote Against President Buhari and for Atiku Abubakar

“For Africa to succeed, Nigeria must succeed and more importantly, if Nigeria fails the world is in trouble”. ~ Tony Blair, 2003 One of the key areas which Nigeria must do well as a key example to rest of Africa … Continue reading

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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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