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THE NIGERIAN RECESSION AS A CATALYST FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. The Ebonyi Rice story:

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It’s no news that 2016 was one of the worst years for the Nigerian economy, the country reaped its reward for ignoring previous lucrative sectors and concentrating primarily on revenue from the Oil Sector, consequently when Oil prices plummeted the Nigerian economy followed suit. The Government scrambled around playing the blame game and rolling out unsuccessful policies that further worsened the situation, at the peak of the crisis prices of commodities shot up to the point that it became unbearable to even prepare a pot of stew for a low income family.
At the end of the full year of 2016, GDP contracted by -1.51 per cent,This Contraction reflected the impact of the difficult year for Nigeria characterized by weaker inflation-induced consumption demand, an increase in pipeline vandalism, significantly reduced foreign reserves and a concomitantly weaker currency. Problems in the energy sector such as fuel shortages and lower electricity generation compounded the situation.

“SHOW ME THE MONEY” BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL MISAPROPRIATED FUNDS RECOVERED SINCE 2015

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It’s no secret that a new lucrative profession seems to be emerging in the Nigerian landscape, as sad as it is “Whistle blowing “has become the next best thing.  With the disgraceful looting  of funds  by our corrupt public officials, the Ministry of Finance launched an effective whistleblowing programmeseveral months ago.
The initiative was birthed as a means of helping the nation get useful information aims by rewarding anyone who can provide information on stolen or concealed public assets.
So far this practice seems to be yielding positive result, with millions of naira discovered in abandoned luxury flats and graveyards the big picture of how massive the looters seem to have robbed the nation’s purse is now clear.
Now that we are retrieving these funds the big question seems to be what will be done to the perpetrators and how will these funds be utilized?

SHOULD A WOMAN BE A BREADWINNER?

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Copied post from FAMILY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING




Rethinking Breadwinner – A better approach Unknown to many breadwinner has not always been the original concept contrary to what many have taught over the years. It was a circumstantial paradigm that was developed to promote family life but that was based on the assumption that the woman is best suited to handle the kids while the man is best suited to bring in money. While that may not be totally bad it fails to promote the individual potentials because we have seen cases where the man is actually the best person to raise the children while the wife is best with money making because of her make up as a serial entrepreneur.

THE NIGERIAN FEMINIST

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Extremely belated Post, i want to apologize this post should have been up months ago, i started it and couldn't get myself to conclude it because of the interruptions of the rat race. However here we go , it's just something that i had to finish. I may edit this in some near future but for now here goes.
Feminism …….sigh this word again, I suspect readers who are not aware of my other write ups will soon brand me a diehard feminist , however I definitely could not ignore the travesty that took place some months ago between our lovely First family.

Who Big Brother Naija really EP?

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When the first season of Big Brother Africa premiered in 2003 I was unashamedly stuck, I couldn’t imagine 12 human beings living in a house with cameras everywhere just frolicking around and interacting with each other for my entertainment. To say the first Big Brother was explosive is a mild adjective, it was definitely filled with numerous controversies, from the shower hour which I hated and never watched, to the wild parties, to watching housemates engage in morally questionable acts it was definitely a rude shock especially for African countries who like to hide behind the conservative nature  of our  culture.

The AMVCA AWARDS 2017, A night of Laughter, Celebration and Fashion.

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The 5th edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

The ceremony which will go down as one of the best so far since its inception was broadcast live across the continent and  hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.

Guests were thrilled with music performances from Africa’s finest musical talents in­cluding TimiDakolo and leading African songstresses Waje and Lira. The  winner of the first edition of The Voice Nigeria A’rese alongside other Voice talents Chike and the newly signed Mavin Records acts, the DNA twins also performed.

Press Release by NALT CLUB International on the Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa.

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PRESS RELEASE

The National Association of liberation Tigers (NALT); a civil society social movement of over 10,000 Nigerian citizens from different disciplines across the globe, joins the rest of the world to condemn the recent attacks on foreigners especially Nigerians and other Africans nationals in South Africa.

This sad turn of events is a departure from the continent's ongoing re-visioning of African integration as a panacea for African solutions to African problems. NALT decries that this is a set back to our collective will as Africans in stretching out hands of friendship and goodwill across borders.
This further undermines the position of our continent as the new investment destination of the world as well the emerging global power block.