A short bio about yourself My name is Joseph Adeyemi. I am 28 years old, Nigerian by birth and British by nationality. I hold a degree in financial economics – covering investment banking, micro- and macro-economics, and development economics. My professional background is in technology – I have worked in cloud technology, SaaS, and GenAI, …

A Year of Youth Spotlight Series – Joseph Adeyemi of Nigeria Read More »

by Ruhamah Ifere Insecurity issues have bedeviled a country where peace formerly reigned supreme. A land that flowed with milk and honey now flows with the blood of innocent citizens, whose lives have been taken unjustly. The novel corona virus (Covid-19) in 2020 not only disrupted, but also brought to fore the issues that border …

Food Insecurity: Contributory Factors, Implications and Solutions Read More »

by Similoluwa Ifedayo Leadership is the act of guiding a group of people or an organisation. Every good leader with the aim of building a system that transcends time requires the ability to take risks and challenge the status quo. Leadership in sustainable development plays a key role in addressing poverty and fostering inclusive economic …

Leadership in Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication Read More »

by Lillian Efobi On Christmas Eve of 2023, gunmen stormed several communities in Plateau State, Nigeria,  burning houses and shooting residents. The International Crisis Group stated that deadly conflict and violence has killed  over 8,000 people since 2011, and displaced over 200,000, some into neighbouring Niger in Northwest Nigeria. This violence involves armed organisations, including …

Insurgency and Insecurity – Its effect on out-of-school children in Nigeria Read More »

by Kiyara Manaka Matambanadzo Africa has been trying to catch up with the rest of the world for so long. After decades of war and colonialism, there has been a scramble to bring Africa, particularly the rural areas, into an age of rapid industrialization. But what if Africa’s leaders are missing out on one key …

Africa’s Women Heroes Read More »

by Sameer Misra Laba Naik, a determined and resilient tribal youth hailing from Kachalekha Village in Kalahandi district, Odisha, India, has emerged as a shining example of hope and inspiration. Born in one of the most underdeveloped districts in Western Odisha, which is a state in India, Laba’s journey from hardship to empowerment has been …

The Tribal Youth Boy who Harnessed Hope Read More »

by Adedoyin Ajayi Across Nigeria, it is a heartbreaking, yet common phenomenon to see children tug at the hands and clothes of travelers in motor parks in a bid to get some Naira notes. Constant rejection from travelers rarely fails to dampen the resilience of these children, as they scamper about, trying to scrounge enough …

Poverty: A Root Cause of Child Labour in Nigeria Read More »