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COVID-19: Risk-Control Measures Threaten To Deepen Nigeria’s Education Crisis

The past few weeks have ushered in a range of government-sanctioned and structure-shifting risk-control directives across Nigeria and the Globe, in an attempt to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease- COVID-19. From international airport closures, to a nationwide closure of all schools, and now, a two-week lockdown of three major states – Lagos, […]

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COVID 19 and the Informal Sector in Nigeria: The Socio-Economic Cost Implications

As the world is currently being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, nations are grappling with how to contain the spread and limit its effect with their borders. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has reported 873 cases of COVID-19, and 28 deaths as of April 23rd. The government has implemented a range of measures to curb […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 23)

In the first quarter of 2019, total foreign trade increased to N8.24 trillion1. This figure is 2.5% higher compared to 2018Q4 and 7.5% higher relative to the corresponding quarter in 2018 (2018Q1). The boost in trade resulted from increased values of both imports and exports. The value of total imports increased to N3.70 trillion, representing […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 18)

A total of ₦342.6 billion was generated internally as revenue by 35 states and the FCT in 2018Q41. The figure indicates a growth rate of 22.8% compared to ₦264.3 billion generated in the previous quarter. For the fiscal year, 2018, total IGR rose by 24.8% to ₦1.17 trillion, from ₦936.5 billion recorded in 2017. While […]

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Examining Nigerias Learning Crisis: Can Communities Be Mobilized To Take Action?

Until recently, policy design and interventions in basic education were unduly focused on increasing school enrollment in developing countries, with little attention on improving the quality of learning. Using two states in Nigeria – Lagos and Kano, this paper examined the extent to which School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) mobilized actions (collective and private) to improve school-level […]

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