February 15, 2019

The need to boost political will for tobacco control policies in Nigeria

Tobacco use and the exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases some of which are the leading cause of preventable death in Nigeria. In…

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February 12, 2019

Tobacco Tax Revenue in Nigeria: To Earmark or Not to Earmark?

Champions of tobacco control both home and abroad have applauded the Nigerian government for its recent approval of higher excise duty on tobacco product. While this duty remains below the…

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February 8, 2019

Achieving Abundant and Affordable Energy in Africa: Is there a place for nuclear power in Nigeria?

Nigeria and Russia has signed agreements to set up four nuclear power plants and a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in Nigeria. This piece examines the prospects of nuclear…

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February 7, 2019

Why Nigeria needs higher taxes on tobacco products

Rising tobacco consumption in Nigeria is expected to increase fiscal and health burdens on the general public and government. A bold and innovative policy response is required and tobacco taxation…

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January 10, 2019

CBN Cash-less Policy; A more impactful approach

Cashless economy involves transactions of economic activities using an electronic form of money for payment, rather than physical banknotes or coins1. It involves a painstaking gradual transition, rather than rushed transformation which can…

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December 3, 2018

Managing Africa’s Rising Debt: Time for a Multi-Pronged Approach

Debt sustainability in Africa has emerged as a key concern among policymakers and development finance institutions (DFIs). Currently, 19 out of 54 countries in Africa exceed the 60% debt-to-gross domestic…

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November 26, 2018

Migration and Demography: Shaping Migration Policies for Demographic Dividend in Africa

The 8th African Policy Circle (APC) meeting which was hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and Global…

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October 29, 2018

Challenges and Interventions Needs in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)

Although Nigeria has been generating electricity in commercial quantities for over a century, the pace of electricity infrastructure development in the county is very slow and power supply remains highly…

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October 25, 2018

Educational Performance in Nigeria

Six research projects were chosen for the first “Southern Voice on the State of the Sustainable Development Goals” (SVSS) report. The Southern Voice “State of the SDGs” initiative will provide evidence-based analysis…

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October 11, 2018

The Socioeconomic Implications of Exclusion of the Girl child in Education

Throughout the world, millions of girls are being deprived of a fundamental right – the right to education. This all-important right set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

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August 15, 2018

Achieving Quality Education For All in Nigeria

Quality education is a crucial tool for improving the prospects of higher income levels for individuals, and for the economic growth of nations. Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable…

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June 29, 2018

Untapped Economic Potentials in West Africa Region

Economic or trade unions all have something in common; to form a sizable market that can position its member states in a vantage standpoint needed to influence trade negotiations or…

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May 31, 2018

Making a Case for Tobacco Tax Increase in Nigeria

The impact of tobacco use on health, mortality as well as economic and social well-being is enormous. Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death worldwide with an approximate…

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May 30, 2018

Invest in Nigeria’s Most Valuable Resource

Human development indicators show that Nigeria does not adequately invest in its people. Nigeria continues to perform abysmally in key health and education indicators. The country is the second largest…

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May 10, 2018

3 Things You Need to Know About The Economic Implications of Budget Delay

Public budget is an estimate of government expenditures and revenues for a financial year. It is a tool of economic planning and fiscal policy. It is also a key tool…

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