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September 15, 2021

Nigeria’s Electrification Roadmap: After Two Years, Where Does It Stand?

The Nigerian government and German energy company Siemens AG signed the Nigerian Electrification Roadmap (NER) partnership, also known as the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) in 2019. The Roadmap contains technical…

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September 10, 2021

AfCFTA: Investments in Africa’s Transport, Logistics Infrastructure Crucial For Regional Connectivity

Of all the countries on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, Egypt seems to have been the first in which either agriculture or manufactures were cultivated and improved to any…

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September 2, 2021

Are African countries doing enough to ensure cybersecurity and Internet safety?

As the world continues to recover from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, coping mechanisms such as increased use of virtual workspaces, online marketplaces and e-governance have become the norm.…

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August 12, 2021

Building Resilience Into Social Protection Systems Across Africa – Case Study on Nigeria

The dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic affected the globe with its far-reaching impacts. Even though the long-term health, economic, and social impact is still indeterminate, the immediate effects have ensued…

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May 24, 2021

Leveraging the AfCFTA to accelerate post-COVID-19 digital industrialisation for African MSMEs

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa have been particularly vulnerable to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand for their products and services declining since the outbreak in…

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May 17, 2021

What Will Cost- and Service-Reflective Tariffs Mean for The Nigerian Electricity Sector?

Tariff reform is often listed as a high-priority issue in Nigeria. In March 2020, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued an order to transition from demand-based to cost-reflective and service-reflective tariffs.…

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May 17, 2021

What Could The Mambilla Dam do for Nigeria?

The Mambilla Hydropower project will be a complex of four dams and two underground stations in the eastern Nigerian state of Taraba. The Chinese Export-Import Bank is funding 85% of…

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May 17, 2021

Why Digitalization and Digital Governance Are Key to Regional Integration in Africa

On January 1, 2021, the long-anticipated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) became a reality. The benefits of creating a single African market under the AfCFTA are wide-ranging and potentially revolutionary. By reducing tariff…

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May 11, 2021

Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020: Enhancing a better business environment for MSMEs in Nigeria Under AfCFTA

With the passing into law of the reformed Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA, 2020) which replaces the CAMA 1990 Act, Nigeria is uniquely positioned to be in the top…

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April 27, 2021

Student kidnappings threaten collapse of Nigerian education system

The Nigerian education system is deep into crises on multiple fronts, including in areas of access and quality of education. However, the recent spate of mass kidnappings of schoolchildren arguably represents the…

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April 15, 2021

How Aba Shoe Industry can harness the Potentials of the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) presents a major opportunity for African leaders to bolster trade in the region, as the region has become the largest trading bloc in…

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March 29, 2021

Are Conventional Monetary Policies Regulating the Nigerian Economy?

The commitment of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stimulate the economy following the      distortions caused by the coronavirus pandemic prompted the decision to reduce the Monetary Policy Rate…

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March 4, 2021

The Imperativeness of Data Governance In The AfCFTA

The adoption of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) promises to bring together over 1.2 billion people to a single market with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of…

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February 19, 2021

Delivering Basic Education Amidst Information Asymmetry, Resource Constraints, and Sticky Social Norms in Nigeria

Beyond the relationships that empirical papers try to establish between proximate determinants of education and learning outcomes, little is known about the mechanisms through which developing countries’ education systems transform…

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February 17, 2021

Following FACTS to Recover and Revamp Nigeria’s Education System During and Beyond COVID-19

Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stalled learning for students in Nigeria, the nation’s education system was facing an epidemic of its own: a deeply inadequate and inequitable education system that…

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February 8, 2021

Will Nigeria’s Liquidity Shortage Morph into a Solvency Crisis?

In November of 2020, Zambia became the first African country to renege on its debt service obligations since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Since then, official and private lenders as well…

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