Rural Poverty and Restructuring Peripheral Communities in Northern Nigeria. 

Nigeria, according to the United Nations population statistics, is one of seven countries that are home to nearly half the world’s population. Financial inclusion is on the rise in Nigeria but penetration in its poverty-stricken rural areas is still very limited.  It would appear paradoxical that despite the nation’s immense natural, human and material resources, poverty still significantly looms high in many Read more about Rural Poverty and Restructuring Peripheral Communities in Northern Nigeria. […]

The Contribution of Digital Technology to the Global Economy 

The world has increasingly become a global village – a term Marshall McLuhan coined in 1965 in his projection that the entire world would become more interconnected as a result of the propagation of media technologies. Economic journalist, Thomas Friedman, had also described a global village as “the inexorable integration of markets, nation states and technologies to a degree Read more about The Contribution of Digital Technology to the Global Economy […]

Youth Empowerment and Economic Sustainability

Empowerment is the process by which people gain the ability and authority to make informed decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people. It is a means through which people try to do better for themselves, and also make great impact in their society. This is done by taking action to improve access to resources and transforming consciousness, beliefs, values and attitudes.   Read more about Youth Empowerment and Economic Sustainability[…]

Road to Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria: The Role of Citizens

Four key principles and/or concepts – accountability, transparency, participation and inclusion – have over the years become nearly universal guiding features of democracy, policy making and good governance. More particularly, transparency and accountability constitute the panacea for sustainable democracy in forward looking nations of the world. When people talk about governance, they lay considerable emphasis Read more about Road to Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria: The Role of Citizens[…]