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March 14, 2022

AfCFTA: Where are we now?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), which is aimed at creating a single continental market for trade in goods and services within Africa, was established in 2018, with 54 countries signing on to the agreement with the exception of Eritrea. The AFCFTA is the largest trade agreement in the world when assessed by the […]

March 14, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Virtue Turns Bane for Nigeria’s Economic Trajectory

Following the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on aggregate macroeconomic variables, the global economy is yet threatened by another unpredictable course due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Tension has taken a toll even before the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian troops. However, the heightened economic and financial sanctions imposed on Russia and the potential […]

November 2, 2021

5 Recommendations for Nigeria’s Resilient Economic Recovery and Post COVID-19 Development Financing

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting drop in commodity prices greatly affected Nigeria’s economy. A series of macro-economic challenges followed, including a significant rise in inflation, a waning balance of payment position due to the drop in foreign exchange inflows from the sale of crude oil and Foreign Portfolio Investment, and a […]

October 29, 2021

Role of Religion in Public Policy and National Development

Over time, the relationship between religion and public policy has been an ambiguous yet salient subject of discourse. Whether positively or negatively, religion’s influence on the political landscape cannot be exaggerated, especially in Nigeria, where religion has become increasingly imperative in shaping the choice of various’ political actors, government policies, and subsequent actions. Scholars have […]

October 29, 2021

COVID-19 Situation: Variants and Concerns

A year after the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Corona Virus) plunged the world into a pandemic, global communities are yet to recover from its devastating effects. This virus doesn’t appear to be ceasing at any rate as infections continue to increase globally, barely leaving room for health care systems to recover from its previous effects. Scientists are […]

October 28, 2021

E-Naira Nigeria’s First Digital Currency

Central Bank of Nigeria unveiled the pilot program for its digital currency, the E-Naira, an action by the apex bank to drive its efforts to improve financial inclusion, support cross border trade and reduce the influence of unregulated cryptocurrencies in the Nigerian market. The CBN’s action is in tandem with measures being taken by other […]

July 7, 2021

Elon Musk’s Broadband Foray and The Implication of Bridging Access

No one invests without an objective, without a strategy or a goal. No one. And with this in perspective, the world watches in awe as the daring Elon Musk leads his aerospace company. SpaceX into a venture beyond earth, into a business place where eagles dare It’s an outer space venture attracting huge investments Space […]

July 7, 2021

AfCFTA Current State of Affairs

The AfCFTA was established in 2018 with 54 participating African countries out of the 55 African countries, with Eritrea being the only country that did not sign the Agreement. The AfCFTA is a trade agreement that creates a single continental market for goods and services, free movement of business persons, investments and expands intra African […]

May 28, 2021

Menstrual Health Day

May 28 is an annual international awareness day dedicated to Menstrual Hygiene. Menstrual Hygiene Day aims to create and increase consciousness around menstrual hygiene while highlighting its fundamental roles in enabling women and girls worldwide to reach their potentials. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) refers to the availability and access to facilities and materials to meet […]

December 4, 2020

Nationwide Crisis & the Nigerian Macro-Economy

Before the pandemic, Nigeria’s real GDP growth was projected to rise to 2.9% in 2020 and 3.3% in 2021, depending on the implementation plan of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan. The COVID-19 pandemic had a crippling effect on the economy that has led to a rise in inflation from 12.56% in July to 13.71% in […]

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