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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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December 14, 2020

Regional Economic Integration can accelerate Africa’s Energy Transition

Energy production from non-renewable sources contributes significantly to total global greenhouse gas emissions. The emissions from the African continent are far less than from other regions. Yet, there is a worldwide consensus,…

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November 9, 2020

Pandemic-related school closures were unprecedented – but they are not the biggest threat to children’s learning

While governments worldwide are continuing to struggle to implement forms of remote learning with equal access for all, the education crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic is still being exacerbated…

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October 4, 2020

DRAWing away from the curriculum of the past

A primary revelation in this pandemic-era world is the importance of digital readiness. While the pandemic is disrupting socio-economic activities, it is fortunately also happening at a time of rapid…

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September 23, 2020

Reopening Schools for Learning amid Covid-19

Over the past six months, the coronavirus-induced school closures have limited access to learning for students worldwide, resulting in learning losses that could last a lifetime. In Nigeria, where learning…

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September 11, 2020

Strengthening International Cooperation in the time COVID-19: A Perspective on African- China Relation

The past three decades have been defining moments in human history. More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of poverty and humanity has rallied around a common purpose…

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September 10, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Poor and Vulnerable in Kenya

The COVID-19 has now spread to every country in Africa, as of August 28, 2020, there are 1,220,511 confirmed infections, 28,850 deaths, and 953,643 recoveries across the continent. In Kenya,…

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August 3, 2020

Prospects for Building Fiscal Buffers to Manage Unprecedented Shocks in Nigeria

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic was accompanied by an unprecedented shock, with colossal impact on economic activities worldwide. One of the major effects is the global economic lock-down…

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July 20, 2020

Assessing Africa’s digital response strategy to Covid-19

Digital technologies have proven to be a crucial factor in the fight against covid-19, and response strategies to reduce the social and economic impacts of the pandemic. With the restriction…

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