Nigerian youths are often stereotyped and harassed by the police for being in possession of a laptop or iPhone.
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They are often framed as lazy and fraudulent and are constantly harassed by the police. Now, it seems they have had enough. We explore what it takes to be a young Nigerian living in Nigeria.
The pandemic has hit young people very hard. The long-term costs of having them neither studying nor working more than justify investment in a national program to help them enter the workforce.
Our data shows 28% workers aged 18-24 lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
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The virtual graduation ceremony of a Sam Ratulangi University student in Manado, North Sulawesi.
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What needs attention is the lack of opportunity that drives sports betting.
Centrelink queues shocked Australians but long before COVID-19 Western Sydney had job-poor neighbourhoods with very high unemployment rates.
Western Sydney's growth-driven boom had ended before COVID-19 hit. Some neighbourhood unemployment rates were 2-3 times the metropolitan average, with female workforce participation as low as 43%.
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