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Adequate Infrastructure: A Cure for Poverty in Nigeria

Although Nigeria possesses a large deposit of natural resources and a large population, its potential is not fully optimised, and this can be attributed to the state of the country's infrastructure.

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energy and natural resources

Geothermal Energy’s Potentials in Nigeria's Renewable Energy Portfolio

The Nigerian government has proposed a legally binding net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2060 after the Paris Agreement in Glasgow in 2015, hence the country's need to introduce renewable/clean energy options.

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technology and innovation

Are Machines taking over? The Impact of AI on Education and Research in Nigeria

Education entails a teaching process involving an instructor and students in the formal or informal learning sector. For teaching and learning to happen, there must be a teacher willing to teach the students voluntarily or for a price.

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technology and innovation

What Nigeria Can Learn from India: A Comparison of India and Nigeria's Tech Industries

Nigeria and India are different countries. Yet a quick Google search of ‘Nigerian and Indian tech industries’ will produce several articles comparing them.

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education

Accelerating Learning Recovery in Nigeria

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), education is a human right, as well as a powerful catalyst capable of reducing poverty, driving development, improving health, and sustaining economic stability....

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Economics

The Dark Decade: A Data Story of Nigeria's De-growth Years (2015–2024)

In April 2024, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed that Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) will decline to $253 billion in 2024, driven primarily by the devaluation of the naira.

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Economics

What Is a Sovereign Wealth Fund? 

Resource-rich nations with large reserves of commodities and crude oil usually benefit from a surge in prices in the global market. As market prices increase, these nations profit from the sale of these resources and sometimes profit beyond projections.

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education

Diffusing Research and Development from Higher Education into Nigerian Society

A phrase that has taken over the industrial and academic sectors, “Research and Development (R&D),” signifies the need for continuous relearning and unlearning in intellectual and labour settings.

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Economics

Nigeria's Non-Oil Sector: A Path to Sustainable Growth

For decades, the Nigerian economy has relied heavily on oil as its primary source of revenue. Nigeria’s oil accounts for 80 percent of the country's revenue and foreign exchange gains.

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infrastructure

Corruption’s Footprint on Infrastructure in Nigeria

Corruption in Nigeria has harmed a significant aspect of its infrastructural growth and development. With a score of 25 in the 2023 Transparency Index, Nigeria ranked 145 out of 180.

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politics and policy

A Case for Disability Access to Public Infrastructure in Nigeria

A 2023 report by the WHO highlighted that 1 in 6 people in the world currently live with one form of disability. These individuals bear the brunt of inaccessibility to public infrastructure 15 times more than people without disabilities.

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Economics

Why the CBN is Losing Its Fight Against Inflation (II)

The first part of this insight highlighted the strategies that the CBN was employing in its fight against inflation and their limitations. The second part will focus on an analysis of the components of Nigeria’s inflation and the factors influencing.......

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Economics

Why the CBN is Losing Its Fight Against Inflation (I)

What is Inflation? Inflation, as you have probably heard, is a situation where too much money is chasing too few goods. However, that only tells one part of the story.

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technology and innovation

How The Nigerian Tech Industry Performed in Q1 of 2024: Funding and Growth Areas

From January to March (Q1) of 2024, the African tech sector received a total funding (equity, debts, and grants) of $466 million. 35% of which went to startups in Nigeria. Moove, a Transport Tech startup, accounts for two-thirds of this sum

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technology and innovation

Copy-Paste or Craft Anew? How Developing Countries Can Adapt Data Protection Laws from the West

According to a report by Positive Technologies, the number of successful cyberattacks globally has more than doubled in the past five (5) years.

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politics and policy

Tinubu’s One-year Scorecard: A Case of Renewed or Shattered Hopes?

Elections come and go, but their outcomes play a significant role in shaping the trajectory of a nation, both politically and economically, at least for the tenure of the elected.

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education

Endowment Funds: An Option for University Financing in Nigeria

Following the establishment of Nigeria’s first institution of higher learning in 1948, enrollment in public universities and the number of federal and state universities in the country have increased.

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energy and natural resources

We Have a Crude Oil Theft Problem

Nigeria’s oil production output fell to 1.322 million barrels per day in February 2024 from 1.427 barrels in January 2024 as the country struggles to meet its Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) quota.

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energy and natural resources

Navigating Nigeria's Oil Sector Transformation: Strategies for the NNPCL's Profitability and Growth

Oil production in Nigeria began in the late 1950s. Its exploration was made available to foreign corporations in the following decade, and the industry grew steadily to become a global behemoth.

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infrastructure

Gender Bias in Housing Access

Gender-based discrimination still exists in several aspects of Nigerian society. From spheres such as employment and education to political representation and resource access, Nigerian women are passed over for their male colleagues on the basis of sex.

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politics and policy

How Much Data Does Policy Making in Nigeria Need?

Data-driven decision-making has become a vital discussion in policymaking. To formulate policies that are both effective and influential, policymakers require access to data that is precise, dependable, and exhaustive.

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technology and innovation

AI in Africa: Adoption Challenges, Impact, and Growth Opportunities

In a talk she gave at a BetaNYC conference, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, said, ‘There are always moments in technology where when a new technology came out, we had a lot of fear about the change that was going to come.

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energy and natural resources

CCS AND HYDROGEN: A Dynamic Duo for Nigeria’s Energy Transition

Compelled by the grim realities of global warming, nations all over the world have sought ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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politics and policy

How to Make the Nigeria Startup Act Work

Nigeria is a recognised powerhouse in the African tech ecosystem. It is firmly established as “one of the “big four” startup ecosystems in Africa alongside South Africa, Kenya and Egypt,” says a report by Disrupt Africa.

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energy and natural resources

Scoping Nigeria's Revenue Losses from Crude Oil Theft

Nigeria's oil sector is mired in a dispute between two major groups: the federal government, which supervises the industry, and the smugglers, who steal billions of dollars in oil.

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infrastructure

Rethinking Infrastructure Financing in Nigeria 

Infrastructure spending as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a crucial indicator of an economy's long-term prospects. Economists worldwide recognise it as a critical driver of short-term growth.

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technology and innovation

Women’s Health Tech: An Untapped Market in Africa

Despite making up half of the human population, women’s health remains under-researched and underfunded globally. The situation is worse in Africa. Despite a recent boom in fintech startups on the continent,

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energy and natural resources

Building a Carbon Credit Industry in Nigeria

As leaders worldwide have observed the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions on the atmosphere in recent years, the focus has gradually shifted towards the quest for clean and renewable energy.

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politics and policy

A Data-Driven Argument for State Police in Nigeria

In a bizarre turn of events, Nigerians awoke to a surreal scene post-Valentine's Day in 2024. The government initiated a program to seal shops accused of exacerbating the dire cost-of-living crisis.

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politics and policy

The Kidnap For Ransom Industry In Nigeria: A Breakdown

In January 2024, Nabeeha Al-Kadriyah, her fathers and four sisters were abducted from their home in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Despite attempts to negotiate a ransom after her father’s release

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infrastructure

Unveiling the Abysmal State of Nigeria’s Public Housing System

Housing, a fundamental human right, is the cornerstone of a society’s well-being and economic development. Nigeria, home to about 224.6 million people with an annual growth rate of 2.38 percent

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politics and policy

Lagos State Single Use Plastic Ban: Rethinking Nigeria's Policy Environment

Over the past few decades, the manufacturing and use of plastics have been identified as responsible for several environmental concerns ranging from the pollution of water bodies, poisoning of waterways with carcinogens, and littering.

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energy and natural resources

Wind Energy as A Carbon Capture Mechanism in Nigeria

In the current era of digitalisation and technology, resource development depends on energy access. With the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7–Clean and affordable energy–in view

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education

Harnessing Edtech for Innovation and Transformation in Nigeria

Educational technology (EdTech) refers to the utilization of technology in education. It involves incorporating learning management systems (LMS)

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education

Student Loan Policy: A Socio-Economic Overview

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention held on 14 December 1960 included education as a fundamental human right.

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Economics

Understanding The Dynamics Of Inflation In Nigeria

Nigeria has a history of grappling with rising prices, marked by significant spikes in inflation rates. In the 1990s, inflation soared to 57.03% in 1994 and 72.83% in 1995.

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