African Affairs / General / Nigerian Affairs

Managing the “Youth Bulge” in Nigeria (II)

The first part of this piece last week, HERE, examined the threats and opportunities posed by Nigeria’s rapidly growing and youthful population to the social cohesion, political stability and economic development of the country; how the dividends of this youthful population can be realized by providing meaningful, education, employment and economic opportunities and the main … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Global

The 7 Billionth Question: Are We Missing the Point?

“Our world is one of terrible contradictions… Plenty of food but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many others.” -          UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon 31st Oct 2011 Just two minutes before midnight on the 31st of October 2011, in the crowded Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital … Continue reading