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Why President Jonathan Lost the Election to Buhari

The world is still in amazement over ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari’s wide margin victory against President Jonathan. This is a significant event for Nigeria’s democracy- and a huge win for the continent at large. Goodluck Jonathan’s quick congratulatory phone call … Continue reading

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Efficient Seed Funding; lessons learned

“Forms of help that overrides or undercut people’s capacity to help themselves are unhelpful help” David Ellerman, 2005 The advantage of seed-funding as opposed to the micro-lending is that, it takes financial pressure off beneficiaries and allows room for the … Continue reading

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Micro-finance for Rural Poverty Reduction; Are all Poor People Entrepreneurs?

In late 80s and early 90s development economy experienced a major shift from the state-led to market led growth.  Rankin (2001) suggested that market led growth was beyond economic growth as it brought along political freedom and social justice which … Continue reading

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