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Ekiti State Economic Summit 2021 – An OVERVIEW

Read here: Ekiti State Economic Summit 2021 14th October, 2021 Theme: “Investment Attractiveness and Economic Development: Lessons for Sub-National” Introduction Ekiti was declared a state on the 1st of October in 1996. The State, carved out of the territory of old Ondo State, covers the former twelve local government areas that made up the Ekiti Zone …

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Overview of Real and Nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Q1 and Q2, 2021

The Gross domestic Product (GDP) is the total monetary or market value of all finished goods and services produced within a country’s border in a specific period. This value addition could be adjusted for inflation, the real GDP or unadjusted for inflation, the nominal GDP. When GDP is adjusted for, changes in real output is …

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Lagos in Yoruba History: Overcoming the Politics of Alienation (TRANSCRIPT) – 13th Yoruba Historical Conversations

DAWN Commission 13th Yoruba Historical Conversations Subomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan 4th August, 2021 Lagos in Yoruba History: Overcoming the Politics of Alienation Prof. Rasheed Olaniyi Department of History, University of Ibadan   Being the Paper delivered by Prof. Richard Olaniyi at the 13th Edition of the DAWN Yoruba Historical Conversations Distinguished ladies …

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A Snapshot of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product in 2021 Q1

A Snapshot of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product in 2021 Q1 This brief report highlights the performance of the Nigerian economy in the first quarter of 2021. The report focuses on gross domestic product (GDP) and trade statistics. A closer look at the disaggregated GDP indicates that the growth of 0.51% in the first quarter of …

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Nigeria 22 Years After: Towards a Stronger Democracy

On May 29, 1999, power was transferred to a democratically-elected government after many years of military rule and the country has been able to sustain the democratic government for an unbroken 22 years; the longest in the history of democratic governance in Nigeria’s history. The democratic governance that kicked off on May 29, 1999 brought …

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COVID-19: Mitigating Food Insecurity in Southwest Nigeria

The lock-down policy across the country in the past few weeks as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic currently ravaging the world has prevented farmers, who are supposed to be preparing for the 2020 planting season, from accessing direly needed agro-inputs due to the disruption of inputs supply logistics within the Southwest agronomic service market. …

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POST-COVID19 PANDEMIC- Optimizing Southwest Agricultural Potential

Intricately linked to the health issues associated with COVID19 pandemic is a looming food crisis. There are fears that the lock-down across Nigeria and other parts of the world could disrupt the food chain, especially at the supply end, as farmers preparing for the 2020 planting season may have challenges accessing inputs due largely to …

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Southwest States access $24.1 million of the World Bank SFTAS Grant

by Abiodun Oladipo, Head of Programmes, DAWN Commission The Federal Government recently disbursed N43.2billion to twenty-four (24) eligible States based on their achievement under the performance-based grant component of the World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme in 2018. Out of the N43.2billion disbursed, the five (5) eligible States from the Southwest …

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COVID Pandemic: Western Nigeria Economic outlook 2020-2022

by Ololade Fatunsin (Ph.D) and Oludele Folarin DAWN Commission on April 25, 2020 facilitated a virtual meeting in response to the imminent economic challenges that the country, particularly at the sub-national level, is bound to face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which has adversely impacted the global economy and specifically for Nigeria, the …

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COVID-19: Economic Implication of the Lock-Down on Southwest States of Nigeria

prepared by The Economic Desk of DAWN Commission with additional contribution from Dr. Sade Taiwo This paper examines the economic implications of the lock-down on six States in the Southwest Region of Nigeria, sequel to the incidence of COVID-19 pandemic. The lock-down became imperative as a result of the spread of the disease. The disease, …

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