Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 41)

According to data from the World Population Review, Nigeria has the world’s second-highest number of homeless people. 24 million Nigerians do not have homes, accounting for nearly 10% of the total population. The statistics exclude those not living in a proper home with access to some of the most basic services. Several factors contribute to […]


The Potential of Accelerated Education Programmes in Solving the Out-of- School Children and Youth Problem in West Africa

In many countries, myriad policy efforts and initiatives have been launched toward achieving the goal of Education for All. These include: grass-roots lobbying for the importance of schooling, political declarations for universal access to education, introduction of school fees abolition initiatives, and/or pro-poor education financing frameworks, among others (UNICEF, 2018, p.2). Despite these efforts, too […]


Continental Integration & the Nigerian Economy

The Effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area on Medium Small and Micro-scale Enterprises in Nigeria                 The roadmap towards a regionally integrated Africa formally commenced with the signing of the African Economic Community (AEC), also known as Abuja Treaty, in June 1991. The Treaty established the building blocks towards the completion of the […]


Why Effective Communication Is Fundamental To The Fight Against Covid 19 In Nigeria

The odds are that the world will defeat the Covid-19 pandemic in the end – prospects of an eventual vaccine are promising; and fatality rates, while devastating, have remained on the lower end of total population sizes. The question is how much of a toll Covid-19 will extract from humanity, before we eventually overcome it. […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 17)

According to the UNFPA, Nigeria’s population increased from 195.9 million in 2017 to 201 million in 20181 – representing an annual increase of about 2.6%. The age composition of Nigeria’s population indicated that 54% Nigerians fall between ages 15-64, 44% between 0-14, and a paltry 3% between 65 and above. Two demographic dimensions are visible […]