What is sustainable development

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Whatever you do these days, you can’t run away from practising sustainable development directly or indirectly. Despite the rise in the usage and popularity of this term, many people don’t know what is sustainable development. The main reason for this is because academics and policymakers are the ones who frequently use the term. And, the divergence in its usage cut across many fields, which makes its definition difficult. Still, a number of businesspeople and individuals don’t really get the meaning of this term. This really brings us to the objectives…

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Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan: An overview

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This post highlights the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP designed to cushion the adverse effects of COVID-19. Instructively, The Economic Sustainability Committee, ESC developed the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan. Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the ESC comprised several Cabinet Ministers as well as the Group Managing Director of the NNPC and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Terms of Reference Economic Sustainability Committee include: Development of a Plan that responds robustly and appropriately to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; Identification of fiscal measures to…

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Survival Fund Registration: All you need to know

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As the portal for registration of prospective beneficiaries of Nigeria Survival Fund opens, registration for Payroll Support Scheme commences today. Consequently, the website for Payroll registration opens today, Monday from 10 pm, September 21.  The Survival Fund is one of the programmes in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP. Objectively, the plan came into being in other to cushion the socio-economic hardship unleashed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, its implementation is for one year, which has started with this registration. Additionally, the worth the MSMEs Survival Fund is N60 billion, which part of…

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Marking International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

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Tomorrow is the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies. The theme for 2020 is “Clean Air for All“. In a lead up to the first #WorldCleanAirDay, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres  calls for all to work together to build a better future with clean air for ever. “Around the world, nine out of every ten people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to heart disease, strokes, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. It causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries.…

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Bogoro’s Push for Problem-Solving Research in Nigeria Timely

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Nations all over the world develop through innovative solutions that emanate from various researches carried out by members of their academic and other independent researchers. Having realized this for a while now, the Executive Secretary, ES of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro is working assiduously to improve the quality of research in the Nigerian tertiary institutions. Solutions to most of the challenges facing Nigeria can come through research and development. Not just any kind of research though, but the one that is solution-oriented or problem-solving.…

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A brief on Earth Day and Nigeria

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Every April 22nd marks Earth day. It is a day for calling on world leaders and individuals to act on improving the earth’s health. This year’s event is the fiftieth and it happens in a time of global health pandemic. Earth Day in Nigeria should be day citizens and government alike use in renewing commitment to a healthy environment. A look at the origin of Earth Day advocacy shows high significance to Nigeria. In 1970, some angry environmentalists in the United States staged a protest against oil spills in California.…

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COVID-19 Lockdown in Nigeria exposes weaknesses in the country’s systems

There is no problem being faced by Nigeria as a country today that another nation has not witnessed before or currently facing. The weaknesses in the country’s systems owe mainly to the poor governance structure and poor leadership decisions. The Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria is showing how weak our systems are, and what the direction of discussion Nigerians need follow. The COVID-19 outbreak is something the world has not seen before, at least since 1918. It is exposing the vulnerabilities of many countries including advanced economies like Italy and…

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GREEN POEMS: A PLACE OF BIRD

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A Place of Bird: Where you can live in a nest and see too many trees.  When you hear whispers Hovering around the cry and bird as whistles.    The beak is a dream  Said words that come in the day and it sounds everywhere.  A bird of passage  Is life that passes each day refusing to die.  And a bird is here Wandering around there  Saying, nothing and learning men A BOTTLED BIRD are pictures of heart on the book Telling life story.  They  are pictured mind Of birds on…

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GREEN BURNS: Thoughts on Green Nigeria

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A PLACE  WHERE  GREEN BURNS: GREEN BURNS Is where poverty pours fire inside their minds Break them into black Little leaves.  Dying in the burning day as flame When the big tree yard is small. A footprint of smoke Descends as burnt offering & they hide in the cloud.  We dance in a choke of worries Till we become grey madness A footprint of smoke All our mouths could speak  Is blame- smoke-blame- smoke.  Till the year run all over.  TWO Out of repair.  The blessing gate is  Hanging half…

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