The Almajiri Crisis Lingers with No End in Sight

Image source: Pexel Northern Nigeria, endowed with extensive human and material resources, regrettably remains underexploited. Despite its considerable potential, the region grapples with challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and the escalating threat of terrorism. Within this somber context, the predicament of almajiri children serves as a poignant reminder of unmet promises in the region. The […]

Prospects of Renewable Energy in Nigeria

  Industries with greenhouse gas emissions: In 2020, global energy demand plummeted by 4% due to grounded flights, idled factories, and home lockdowns for commuters. However, amid this downturn, a specific sector in the world’s electricity markets demonstrated resilience and growth. According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the generation […]

Unraveling the recent NIBSS Memo that rattled Nigerian Fintechs

Written by: Oluwatobiloba Onigbogi Esq, Photo sourced from: The decision to disconnect these entities from the NIP Outwards System stems from concerns about compliance with CBN guidelines.  On December 5, 2023, the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) released a memo that sparked confusion for stakeholders in the fintech and banking industry. For context, NIBSS is a […]

Migration is a win-win situation for Africa and the Rich world

  African Immigrants at the airport: (AI-Generated) When China’s one-child policy was first announced in 1979, it was with full knowledge of the future that the conditions that necessitated the policy would be ephemeral. It is ubiquitous knowledge that population growth increases density and, together with rural-urban migration, this creates higher urban agglomeration which is […]

Tourism: Is Rwanda really worth the hype?

Travelers tracking majestic Silverback gorilla: Butterfield  Rwanda is fast becoming one of Africa’s economic powerhouse despite its relatively small population, the mountainous country is situated in central Africa and its beautiful landscapes are green and encompassed by stunning hills, gardens, and tea plantations.  Known as the “land of a thousand hills,” the nation’s history, stunning […]

Lagos Building Demolitions: An Avoidable Exercise or a Legal Imperative?

Photo of a building under demolition | Image source: Pexel The recent surge in building demolitions, orchestrated by both the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Lagos state government, has ignited substantial controversy within the state. Thousands of buildings have succumbed to the jaws of unfeeling bulldozers, leaving many people homeless and transforming landlords into […]

Africa’s Defining Moment: Seizing Opportunities at the COP28 Climate Summit

Photo showing Nigeria’s President | Image Source: Flickr In a continuously evolving world, where global climate challenges loom large and the urgency for sustainable solutions has never been more pronounced, the quest for transformative solutions lies in the power of collective action and collaboration among nations. The COP28 Climate Summit, peculiar for its energy and […]

Kenyan garments popularity rises internationally amid Industry Struggles.

  Copyright: Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank In the James Bond series, specifically the 7th novel by Ian Fleming, Goldfinger imparts a piece of wisdom to Mr. Bond. He mentions a saying from Chicago: “One is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action.” This intriguing perspective on patterns and repetition becomes relevant […]

Changing Lives: Dora Moono Nyambe’s Mission for Rural Kids in Zambia

Dora Moono Nyambe – The Sun Prior to 2011, Zambia dazzled as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, proudly ascending to lower-middle-income nation status. However, the economic narrative took an unexpected turn, plunging into a consistent decline, reaching one of its worst moments in 2020 during the global pandemic. Despite the prevailing gloom with a […]