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Nigeria Limits Itself by Excluding Women and Youths, Says Agora Policy’s New Report

According to the report, while women and girls constitute about half of the population and citizens under 35 years account for at least seven in ten Nigerians, the capacities of women and youths for full actualisation are constrained by unequal access to power and resources as well as exclusionary norms, practices, laws and policies.

Nigeria needs a more holistic approach to overcome growing insecurity

To stand a fighting chance with overcoming widespread and growing insecurity within its borders, Nigeria must adopt a more holistic approach that simultaneously combines combatting security threats more effectively with addressing the root causes of conflicts and agitations in the country, Agora Policy, a Nigeria think tank, has advised.

Rationale and Implications of Securitising FGN’s N20 trillion Debt to CBN

In economics, Ways & Means is the unrestrained central bank financing of fiscal deficits or more simply excessive government borrowing from the central bank to plug financing holes in annual budgets.

Three Critical Issues with Federal Government’s Mounting Debts

Federal Government’s total debt stock at the end of the second quarter of 2022 was N35.672 trillion. This comprised N14.723 trillion in external debt and N20.948 trillion in domestic debt. In December 2011, the total debt stock of FGN was N6.17 trillion.

Options for Increasing Federal Government’s Revenue

With the rapid rise in FG’s expenditure, there are some concerns that it has increased by too much. This is particularly so given that revenue has not kept up with the increases in expenditure, with the consequent rise in debt.

Gender and Spatial Dimensions of Poverty and Unemployment in Nigeria

Fast Forward to 2022: Nigeria is no longer the poverty capital of the world but still has over 80 million people living in extreme poverty. According to data cited in the maiden report of Agora Policy ('Options for Revamping Nigeria's Economy), poverty has continued to...

Nigeria Needs Swift and Bold Economic Reforms, Says Agora Policy

Nigeria needs to undertake swift and audacious reforms to stop the rapid decline of its economy and the resultant negative impact on its citizens, a report released today by Agora Policy, an Abuja-based policy think tank, has advised.

Executive Summary

With a gross domestic product of $511 billion in 2021, Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa. However, the level of inclusive development is low: 40.09% of Nigerians are poor; the average years of education is 6.1 years;14.3% of the population have never attended school; 36.8% of children under 5 suffer from malnutrition

Executive Summary