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Nigeria Leads Africa in 2023 Remittance Inflows Amid Regional Shifts

IN 2023, African countries collectively received $72.5bn in remittances, reflecting the critical role of these funds in the continent’s economies. North Africa emerged prominently, with four countries among the top ten recipients, while West and East Africa also showed significant…

Nigeria And The Sad Sensationalization Of Sentiment, By Bala Ibrahim

  ONCE again, the season of sensation is upon us, this time around with a religious coloration that could cause consequential commotion. Yes, if the situation is poorly handled, it has the potential of throwing the country into a crisis,…

Op-Ed: Reviving Nigeria’s 1960s Constitution For Federalism And Growth

NIGERIA’S 1960s Constitution laid a foundation for a federal system characterised by regional autonomy and a shared governance structure that resonated with the diverse aspirations of its people. Reviving this Constitution’s spirit offers a pathway to concurrently implement regionalization and…

Op-Ed: Nigeria’s Path To True Federalism: A Detailed Plan

THE calls for restructuring Nigeria have intensified over recent years, reflecting the country’s deepening economic and political challenges. Various proposals have come forth, including the creation of the United States of Nigeria or the United Regions of Nigeria. These ideas…

Op-Ed: Learning From Success: Strategies For Nigeria’s Economic Development

NIGERIA stands at a crucial stage of development, with immense opportunities and challenges ahead. As the government navigates through economic growth and social progress, it is essential to reflect on the lessons learned and to chart a course that ensures…

Op-Ed: Nigeria’s Future: Tackling Growth Challenges

AS Nigeria prepares for a future with a projected population of 400 million by 2050, accompanied by the overwhelming statistic of 70 percent of the population being under the age of 30, it is evident that the country is on…

Op-Ed: Empowering Citizens: A Solution To Nigeria’s Fuel Scarcity Woes

FUEL scarcity is a pressing issue in Nigeria, with long queues at petrol stations and disruptions to daily life becoming all too common. While the root causes of this problem are complex and multifaceted, citizens have a pivotal role to…

Nigeria Plans $10bn Diaspora Fund For Local Investments

NIGERIA has announced its intention to establish a $10bn diaspora investment fund, aiming to leverage remittances for domestic investments across various sectors, according to a tender document unveiled by the country’s industry and trade ministry. The proposed fund aims to consolidate the…

Nigeria Slips, Egypt Falls: Africa’s Economic Shift

ACCORDING to forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nigeria’s economy, which held the title of Africa’s largest in 2022, is set to slip to fourth place this year. Egypt, which claimed the top position in 2023, is also projected…

How To Attain A Better Nigeria – Cleric

Rev. Tom Takpatore, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Garki Abuja has said that a better Nigeria is possible if leaders and followers shun sharp practices and adopt due processes. Takpatore who stated this in an Easter message admonished Nigerians…