The Rising Tide Foundation 2016 Essay Competition for African Undergraduates

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 The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria, and African Liberty Organization for Development (ALOD) in collaboration Network for a Free Society (NFS), is calling for entries into the 2016 essay competition. Details are as follows: Topic: Entrepreneurs are the creative force in the economy.  Is your government helping or hindering them?  Participants must discuss the topic using contemporary examples […]

Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill Will Make a Return Says Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Nigerian Senate Chamber

 After an endless uproar from citizens, the president of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki has released a statement to say that the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill will make a return. Read the full statement below; “Today, we discussed the Domestication of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention Eliminating all forms of discrimination […]

Linda Kavuka: The African Woman’s Quest for Dignity, Respect and Liberty

Kenya My Dress My Choice

 Last November, Nairobi, Kenya saw one of the largest protests against sexual violence ever held. It was dubbed #MyDressMyChoice. Nearly 1,000 women and men took to the streets to protest against vicious public attacks on women, reported from various parts of the country. Videos of the attacks were posted on social media and showed women […]

Emmanuella Odum: A Tale of Human Rights Abuses By The Men In Uniform

Brutality by men in uniform remains rife in Nigeria

 It was another hot Saturday morning in Igando, South–west, Lagos, Nigeria. At 9am, the traffic was already building. It worsened as commercial vehicles and motorbikes “okadas” were locked tightly in its jaw breaking embrace. Passengers and drivers seemed to wish for a magical wing that would miraculously lift them away from the surrounding chaos into […]

What An Open Economy Would Mean for Nigeria – Ugbabe Adagboyi Damian

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has his work cut out

 The liberal economic theory represents a paradigm shift for economic policy from restrictive protectionist trade regimes to freer, more open economic systems (Ekpo, 2005). Based on capitalist principles of production and exchange developed by Adam Smith in 1776, the liberal economic theory presents a situation in which nations are at liberty to specialize by the […]

Economic Liberalization: The Path To Nigeria’s Economic Development – Oladiran Dolapo


 Economic Liberalization according to Packenham (1994) encompasses privatization of state enterprises, liberal trade and investment policies, budget deficits, reduction in state subsidies and bureaucratic decentralization. Several researchers have tried to show the benefits associated with economic liberalization particularly in some third world countries. It is reported that the implementation of trade liberalization in Argentina (Packenham, […]