Threatened by insecurity, farmers in Nigeria’s farm belt are increasingly abandoning their land, leading to higher cost of food
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Nigeria’s post COVID-19 economic recovery plan has resulted in only marginal improvements in economic growth, manufacturing and foreign direct investment.
Nigeria’s economy is struggling to recover from fluctuating oil price, inflation and impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
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To non-economists, the World Bank ranking Nigeria fifth on the list of its top ten debtor countries is alarming. A deeper analysis shows there is no cause for concern.
Millions of young Nigerians live on the streets of Lagos and survive through street trading.
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Youth unemployment in Nigeria is a skills mismatch problem – corporations can’t find suitable workers in the midst of a large pool of unemployed workers.
Nigeria’s poverty profile is embarrassing
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Nigeria needs more industrial production, foreign and domestic investment, not just handouts.
President Muhammadu Buhari raises his fist during an inspection of honour guards on parade to mark Democracy Day in Abuja, on June 12, 2019.
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President Buhari’s Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
Seven democratic candidates convened in Los Angeles for a debate.
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Scholars explain important moments in the Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19.
Nigerian soldiers pictured at their post on the land border with Niger in 2015.
Border closure is an implicit admission of the ineptitude and incompetence of Nigeria’s customs and immigration officers
Nigerians celebrate the announcement of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. But can he deliver jobs this time round?
Nigeria’s high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
A hawker sells clocks on a roadside in Nigeria’s oil rich Bayelsa state.
Most of the things Nigerians complained about in 2015 are still unresolved – unemployment, poverty and economic disempowerment.
Nigeria has abandoned the idea of a national airline.
Many of the structural and institutional deficiencies that caused the collapse of Nigeria Airways are still present.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari heads to the White House.
It’s inconceivable that military prowess can offer long-term solutions to Nigeria’s deep-rooted institutional problems.
Wole Soyinka should rather galvanise like-minded Nigerians and demand that Nigeria’s looted treasury be returned.
Nigeria’s economy is indeed under severe strain but sub-Saharn Africa’s most populus nation won’t solve its economic problems via an emergency national confab.
During his upcoming visit to Washington, Muhammadu Buhari should soak up as much as he can about how to manage difficult economic conditions.
Muhammadu Buhari could learn some useful lessons from Barack Obama when they meet in Washington, particularly on how to get an economy back on its feet.
Millions of Nigeria’s young people are turning to the informal sector.
Nigeria has been among the fastest growing economies this past decade but only 25% of the country’s population has benefited from this growth, leaving the majority trapped in the informal sector.
Nigerian youth celebrate presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. Youth unemployment will continue to threaten the continent’s growth.
How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent’s future economic performance.