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Nigerians Can’t Afford A Second Lockdown, Yet Must Stay Alive

Nov 26, 2020

A resurgence of COVID-19 is lurking, as cases have begun to rise again. Nigeria contended with a lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19 but a recession was the complication. The economy has been thrust deeply into a problem, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Budget of Economic Recovery and Resilience: About The 2021 Budget

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on the 8th of October submitted the 2021 budget tagged the budget of “Economic Recovery and Resilience to the National Assembly”. The budget is 27% higher than the 2020 budget which was reviewed to N10.3trn as a result of the harsh economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. With oil revenues still being Nigeria’s highest expectation, the oil prices are important to the workings and performance of the budget. The 2021 Fiscal year has many assumptions with the benchmark oil price set at $40/barrel in realities with the current oil prices.

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Keyboard Warriors and Freedom Fighters: How The Social Media Is Spearheading A Generational Change

Oct 15, 2020

Different hashtags have trended. The calls have been rife and loud, and the social media has gone some mile in helping with that. The youths, who were the keyboard warriors of yesteryears have turned freedom fighters, marching on a long walk to freedom.

Nigerians have stood out in the past few days to fight for a cause for the betterment of the nation. It is good to see and it was not without its own stories.

Nigeria At 60: Problems and Solutions In Perspective

Nigeria gained its independence in 1960 and its 60th anniversary of a tough marriage indicates how far she has come. It’s been sixty years of highs and lows. Sixty years of plenty and lack. Sixty years of short, bright lights and extended darkness. While some things are left unchanged for the sixty years, some other things are even worse, with any, hardly better than it ever was.

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N1000 In Nigeria and The Ever Decreasing Purchasing Power

Sep 25, 2020

Nigeria’s population currently stands at least 206 million people, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Of these, 83 million are in poverty. From surviving in shanties to living under the bridge, many Nigerians are languishing in lack. The unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2020 was recorded to be 27.1% while the underemployment rate stood at 26.3%. These are gory statistics to note.

Nigeria’s National Assembly & The Unpublished Public Hearings and Corruption Probes

It is over two decades since Nigeria began her fourth republic. Two decades of hope crested on our chests, yet with very minimal result to show for it. Nigeria’s National Assembly, comprising three Senate and the House of Representatives have been around for as long as the fourth republic. While many lawmakers have come and gone, there are also some others who have been holding offices for almost as long as the existence of the National Assembly. In this period, spanning over 20 years now, a lot of probes and public hearings have been seen and held.

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School Sports In Nigeria: A Means of Youth Engagement, Job Creation

Sep 02, 2020

“I don’t like school, and I don’t want to go to school. Those who have gone have nothing to show for it. They are like us. We stand together in betting shops, throw banters and talk about football for hours. Like us, they are jobless too. I see our brothers in the area, ‘they just dey waka about’... nothing to take home. They still feed from their mothers’ pots and take nothing home. I’m not going.”