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Development Focus

NYSC Corps Members’ Empowerment; A Potential Panacea To Unemployment

The world is getting seriously overcrowded, with the alarming increase in population of youths as graduates who desire to have great and promising future with the hope of handpicking already made jobs; in situations where such hope doesn’t favour them as anticipated, they become vulnerable to vices simply because they have no opportunity to get…
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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa (Part II)

The way forward Despite the plethora of programmes and initiatives to spur entrepreneurship, there is a lack of coordination at the policy level in most African countries, which limits the positive impact such interventions may otherwise have had. While one government agency may be responsible for promoting entrepreneurship, another agency of the same government rolls…
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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa (Part I)

Africa is a continent of contrasts. On one hand, it is seen, and rightly so, as the world’s last frontier where massive development is set to occur. On the other hand, it is probably the most problematic continent; with sit tight leaders, all sorts of wars and conflicts, the occasional natural disaster, high poverty levels…
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Where are the jobs?

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…
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GENDER EQUALITY IN AGRICULTURE – SERIES 1

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…
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AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA – SERIES 2

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 processes.…
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AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA – SERIES 1

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

Lagos is the most populated city in Nigeria, ranked 7th fastest growing city in the world and the 2nd 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%…
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TRADESMEN AND ARTISANS OF LAGOS STATE

–   “daju daju Eko o ni baaje” Ever since the formation of the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment by the incumbent governor of Lagos State – which is in response to the abolition and re-alignment of ministries, departments and agencies – the Lagos  state government, has been a vehement and dogged supporter of the…
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GE in Africa

GE in Africa – “Afri-gination at Work” GE, in short for, General Electric, is an American multinational conglomerate company incorporated in the state of New York, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. A household name in America with total assets of about $365.2 billion dollars, GE is one of the largest and most-diversified corporations not only in the US, but also in…
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