A population of people

Population: Advocating for an Effective Family Planning Policy in Nigeria

World population is growing, and it is growing very fast. Now at around 7.6 billion, it is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030...
Cooperative

World Cooperative Day: The Role of Cooperatives in Achieving Sustainable Societies

All over the world, poverty and income inequality are rising. They are major developmental challenges facing us today. However, there are ways of dealing...
Nigeria Education System

Of Schooling, Learning and the Standard of Education

A common misconception about education, in our part of the world, is that; schooling equals learning. That by gaining access to school, a child...
Unity

Let the Youth Defend Her Peace and Unity

To many of us, the fact that at 57 years of independence, our unity as a nation continues to be challenged, is saddening. Nigeria’s...
Africa Tourism

Tapping into Tourism to Reduce Poverty

Tourism is regarded as the act of moving temporarily to a new environment, for leisure, business, and other purposes. It includes all mechanisms -both...
Benue flood

Benue Flood: Not All About Climate Change

As extreme climate events become increasingly common, concern about the changing climate is taking center stage. Frequency in the occurrence of extreme climate events...
International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day 2017: Critical Lessons for Nigeria

Just over the last weekend, the world celebrated yet another World Youth Day (August 12). This year’s celebration, just like previous ones, came with...
inequality climate change

Inequality and Climate Change: The Vicious Cycle (2)

In the first part of this article, I examined how inequality exacerbates the impact of climate change induced hazards. This was done by looking...
inequality climate change

Inequality and Climate Change Impact: The Vicious Cycle (1)

“This is the seventh time we are relocating from one location to another due to this flood problem… Our cash crops, food items, and...
A large population

Nigeria’s Population Explosion: Refocusing Developmental Policies

Every now and then, new policies are being formulated and targeted towards development in Nigeria. But in most cases, it is either these policies...