Reflections

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Reflections 1 – What Causes Inflation in Nigeria.pdf

The two quarterly series in the chart by the left are (a) the growth of inflation (InfG) and (b) the difference between money supply growth and GDP growth (M2DE). M2DE measures the expansion of money supply beyond the expansion rate of real activity/output in the

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Reflections2 – Nigeria Vs Rwanda

Look closely at those charts on the left. They compare Nigeria and Rwanda. The values show the percentages of respondents who answered on the affirmative to their perceptions on the questions used to generate the variables: efforts of the government to deal with the poor, citizens’ freedom of choice, health care quality, local labour market, safety and the citizens trust in national government.

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Reflections3 – Just How Corrupt is the Nigerian Military

The chart on the left was taken from the 2009 thesis of Kirby Reiling at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. The thesis is titled “How to assess corruption in defence: A framework for designing, comparing and interpreting corruption measurement tools

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Reflections4 – Monkey dey work, baboon dey chop

Whether they sleep during sessions, spend half the year as recess, spend the entire 4-year period without passing any bill, each legislator must collect at least an average of US$189,500.00 annually as salaries. Of course, we know that the total compensation is higher than that. That is the fortune of Nigerian legislators which was re-emphasized by the data from the Economist International in 2013. They earn the highest among all other legislators in the world.
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Reflections5 – How to Deliver ‘Extra Egunje’ for the Boys

If you look closely at the forecast variations (%) in the table on the left, two things will come to your mind: either that those who determine the crude oil benchmark do not know how to correctly forecast future oil prices or that they do know but deliberately settle for the size of extra revenue that will not be too open to budgetary scrutiny.
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Reflections6 – The Rank of Boko Haram in the World of Killers

We need no statistics to formalise that at least 99.9% of those who have lived on planet earth have not seen the devil with their physical eyes. But there is a seeming consensus on the nature and forms of manifestation of the devil. Four out of those forms are the attacking, kidnapping, killing and maiming of other human beings without any comprehensible reason and without remorse.
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Reflections7 – What is the Major Cause of Insecurity in Nigeria

I extracted the data used in the chart on the left from an NOIPolls July 2014 survey. As can be seen, a slight majority (26%) perceived that “Election/political interest” is the major cause of terrorism in Nigeria, followed by 21% of the respondents who attributed the issue of terrorism to “Unemployment”, “Bad government/leadership” (10%), “High level of poverty” (8%) and “Corruption” (6%).
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Reflections8 – What Students in Nigerian Higher Schools Use Social Media For

Ufuophu-Biri & Iwu (2014) in a paper titled “Social media as correlate of prostitution among students of higher institutions of learning in Delta State, Nigeria” published by the Covenant Journal of Communication (Vol. 2, No. 1) sought to determine the relationship between social media and prostitution among students of institutions of higher learning in Delta State, Nigeria.
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Reflections9 – Demystifying Commercial Sex Activities in Nigeria

In a paper titled “Prostitution as a Social Evil in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges” [International Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies (IJPCS), Vol. 2, No 1, March] Tyoanande & Samson (2014) went into the world of prostitutes in Nigeria.
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Reflections10 – This is Why your Educational System is Floundering

The charts on the left explain why our educational sector produces lots of half-baked literates. Simple: since independence, our government has bluntly refused to make the fiscal investments necessary to place our educational sector in the right stead.
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Reflections11 – Tuition Fees of Selected Nigerian Universities

Tuition Fees of Selected Nigerian Universities
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Reflections12 – Unemployment in Nigeria – Its Reality, Causes and Resolution

Unemployment strengthens poverty. There is no doubt about that. Chart 1 shows the very steep growth of this monster. One only guesses what happens to hunger and starvation.
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Reflections13 – In the Beginning was Campus Cultism…

In the beginning, even before Nigeria’s independence, the seeds of today’s insecurity were sown. Cults existed and protesting members gave birth to newer cults. Today, more than 100 cults exist on our campuses.
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Reflections14-Corruption-in-the-Nigerian-Construction-Industry.

Most big time corruption in the public sector is perfected through construction project: roads, bridges dams etc. Accordingly, the Nigerian elite has found in the construction industry a convenient conduit for capital flight. In order to realise the corruption objectives, there are usually violations of procurement procedures and professional codes of ethics of the various professions that typically participate in the industry.
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Reflections16 – Rapid GDP Growth vs Rapid Poverty Growth

From the McKinsey Global Institute (July 2014 report) titled “Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth in Africa’s largest economy”. P. 14, I lifted this: “The gap in per capita GDP between Nigeria and seven other large developing economies is driven mainly by labour productivity in 2013
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Reflections17 – Poverty-illiteracy Angle to Insecurity in the North

It is a view held by many (myself inclusive) that poverty and illiteracy are major causal factors driving the insecurity situation in the northern parts of the country.
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Reflections18 – Malaria Still Ravaging Our Children!

United States embassy in Nigeria in its 2010 Malaria fact sheet wrote: “Malaria is a major public health problem in Nigeria where it accounts for more cases and deaths than any other country in the world.
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Reflections19 – Population in Severe Poverty

 Population in Severe Poverty
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Reflections20 – Nigeria – The Shoulders of India & China

 Nigeria – The Shoulders of India & China
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Reflections21 – Nigeria’s Economic Condition Survey 2012

 Nigeria’s Economic Condition Survey 2012
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Reflections22 – Electricity Supply Reality of My Dear Country

 Electricity Supply Reality of My Dear Country
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Reflections23 – Ebola in Nigeria

 Ebola in Nigeria
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Reflections24 – Nollywood in Perspective

 Nollywood in Perspective
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Reflections25 – WAEC & UTME – A Country’s Future under Attack

WAEC & UTME – A Country’s Future under Attack

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Reflections26 – Exam Malpractices

Exam Malpractices

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Reflections27 – Employability of Nigerian Graduates

Employability of Nigerian Graduates

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Reflections28 – National Crime Leaders

National Crime Leaders

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Reflections29 – Cashless Policy & Corruption Reduction

Cashless Policy & Corruption Reduction

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