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Where are the jobs?
Where are the jobs?

8 February, 2018 by Media Unit

The latest unemployment statistics from the...

GENDER EQUALITY IN AGRICULTURE – SERIES 1
GENDER EQUALITY IN AGRICULTURE – SERIES 1

6 February, 2018 by Media Unit

Women’s contribution to economic...

AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 2
AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 2

11 January, 2018 by Media Unit

Barriers to a More Productive Agriculture...

AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 1
AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 1

11 December, 2017 by Media Unit

Nigeria is one of the largest countries in...

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Where are the jobs?

Where are the jobs?

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Posted on 8 February, 2018 by Media Unit

The latest unemployment statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics paint a very grim picture of the growing unemployment crisis in Nigeria. Unemployment has risen to 18.1% and total unemployment and under employment figures) had risen to 40.2%. When the latest statistics were released by the NBS on December 22, there was no reaction from government, no explanation as to why unemployment increased from 14% to 18.1% within months. There was no discussion; neither were there debates or...
GENDER EQUALITY IN AGRICULTURE – SERIES 1

GENDER EQUALITY IN AGRICULTURE – SERIES 1

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Posted on 6 February, 2018 by Media Unit

Women’s contribution to economic development cannot be over-emphasized. The agricultural system in Sub-Saharan Africa is predominantly small scale farming systems with more than 50 percent of the agricultural activity performed by women. Women provide the bulk of labor input in African agriculture, regularly quoted to be 60 to 80%. Women have also been the main driving force and spend considerable amount of time planting, weeding, ridging, and harvesting, while simultaneously doing...
AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 2

AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 2

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Posted on 11 January, 2018 by Media Unit

Barriers to a More Productive Agriculture Sector;   Several structural bottlenecks beset Nigeria’s agricultural growth and competitiveness. This includes: - Policy incapacity, instability and implementation inefficiency. - Poor agricultural technology and service delivery environment. - Absence of basic infrastructure for agricultural, industrial and social services in the economy is a big disincentive to downstream agribusiness...
AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 1

AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA - SERIES 1

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Posted on 11 December, 2017 by Media Unit

Nigeria is one of the largest countries in Africa, with a total geographical area of 923,768 square kilometers and an estimated population of about 167 million (NBS, 2014). Nigeria has a highly diversified agro ecological condition which makes possible the production of a wide range of agricultural products. Hence, agriculture constitutes one of the most important sectors of the economy. The sector is particularly important in terms of its employment generation and its contribution to...

8th TRADESMEN AND ARTISANS’ WEEK & GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR RE-TRAINED ARTISANS AND TRADERS

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Posted on 10 November, 2017 by Media Unit

    Lagos is the most populated city in Nigeria, ranked 7 th fastest growing city in the world and the 2 nd fastest growing city in Africa. Although it is the smallest state in Nigeria by landmass, it is the most popular city in West Africa, and has the biggest internally generated revenue uptake among states in Nigeria (generating 25% of Nigeria’s total GDP). According to Budgit, Lagosians are the most enlightened population in Nigeria. With a...
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