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Wednesday, November 12, 2003

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Corruption in Nigeria: A New Paradigm for Effective Control. There are many unresolved problems in Nigeria, but the issue of the upsurge of corruption is troubling. And the damages it has done to the polity are astronomical, explains Victor Dike

African Countries Should Consider Basic Income Grants (BIG) For Their Citizens. African governments should consider Basic Income Grants (BIG) for their citizens as a way of dealing with poverty and stimulating economic development, argues Jackson Kariuki.

The State of Education in Nigeria and the health of the nation.  The rehabilitation of the educational sector should be treated as a public health issue says Victor Dike because the survival of Nigeria as a viable society will depend on the health of her educational institutions, and how well the professors and support staff are treated.

Assessing the future of Nigeria’s economy: ignored threats from the global climate change debacle. Global climate change is a reality that is unlikely to go away. Nigeria cannot afford to continue ignoring the potential negative impact on its oil-based economy. It should begin to take steps to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and endeavour to diversify its economy away from dependence on fossil fuels, in both production and consumption, argues Jekwu Ikeme.

A New African Initiative: Merger of the Millennium Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP) and Omega Plan is the new master plan agreed by African leaders in July 2001 to eradicate poverty and place African nations on the path to sustainable growth and development within the context of globalisation.

The future lost: The economic and social consequences of child abuse in Africa. Child abuse is rampant in Africa. This growing oppression, from domestic servitude to outright slavery, is not only immoral explains Debbie Ariyo, but it is also undermining the continent's capacity to achieve economic growth and international competitiveness.