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.