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Monday, September 26, 2016

Africa Initiative for Governance launches Public Sector Scholarships


Africa Initiative for Governance launches Public Sector Scholarships

Advisory panel debates obstacles to public sector performance in Africa

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Income Inequality Between White And Black Americans is Worse Under President Obama Than in 1979

Construction company workers in America. Photo credit: EBONY Magazine.

Income Inequality Between White And Black Americans Is Worse Today Than In 1979
~ By Niall McCarthy | Statista" <>

Back in 1979, white Americans earned an average hourly real wage of $19.62 compared to $16.07 for blacks, making for an 18.1 percent wage gap. While the gap narrowed in the late 1990s, it began to expand again in 2000. According to new research by the Economic Policy Institute, in 2015, the racial wage gap stood at 26.7 percent, with whites taking home an hourly real wage of $25.22 on average, compared to $18.49 for blacks. The gap is especially wide for young black women and black male college graduates, both of whom trail their white counterparts’ earnings by a significant distance.

Nigerian Government Support Can Help Small Businesses Thrive in Recessionary Times

Nigerian Government Support Can Help Small Businesses Thrive In Recession
Nigerian Government Support can help Small Businesses thrive in Recessionary Times

Small & Medium Businesses in Nigeria face challenging times, even as the economy slides

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 22, 2016/ -- With the Nigerian economy in recession, support for Small & Medium Businesses could be one of the key ingredients to carrying the country through these tough times. Assisting them should become a priority for big business and government.

New United Nations Study Shows How Nigeria and other Countries Can Create Digital Economies

New United Nations Study Maps Top 10 Ways Governments and Companies Can Create Digital Economies 

For the first time, new evidence from 25 countries shows how governments and companies can move away from cash, as McKinsey Global Institute reveals a potential $3.7 trillion GDP boost

Click here to read the full report.

Nigeria Entertainment and Media Industry Made US$3.8 billion in 2015 - PWC

Mark Zuckerberg, Cofounder and CEO of Facebook posing with top Nigerian entertainers at Afrinolly Space during his visit to Nigeria last month.
Nigeria has one of the fastest-growing markets in the entertainment and media industry. In 2015 it saw 15.7% growth to reach US$3.8 billion, and with all segments forecast to rise over the forecast period, an 11% CAGR is anticipated. Internet advertising will see the fastest growth over the forecast period, and will come predominantly in formats designed for mobiles, in keeping with the prevailing method of Internet access in the country. TV advertising is also benefitting from strong economic growth and an emerging middle class with a higher disposable income.

A World of Differences: Five Shifts Set to Shape the Future of Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

The Outlook presents annual historical data for 2011 – 2015 and provides annual forecasts for 2016 – 2020 in 11 entertainment and media segments for South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya

Nigeria Leads 14 Countries in Road and Rail Construction Projects in the Middle East and Africa

Nigeria leads the 14 countries in terms of the total value of all sectors, with a project pipeline valued at US$151.6 billion and also for railways projects valued accounting for US$119.3 billion.

- Nigeria has three of the top ten projects the highest value being the US$59 billion Trans-West African Railway which is planned to start in 2018. Click here to read the full report.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When It Comes To Corruption, All the Tribes in Nigeria Are Guilty

When It Comes To Corruption, All the Tribes in Nigeria Are Guilty

Today, looking for an incorruptible person in Nigeria is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
The most endangered species in Nigeria are the incorruptible men and women of integrity.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Anti-Corruption and Happiness Go Hand in Hand - Space for Transparency

Anti-corruption and happiness go hand in hand
Transparency International, September 20, 2016
~ By Kateryna Tysbenko

At Transparency International Ukraine we compared the scores of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, which measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in a country, with the Index of Economic Freedom, the Happy Planet Index and the level of tolerance of corruption in ten European countries.

For Nigerian Girls, Education is the Key that Opens Doors To Progress

For Nigerian girls, education is the key that opens doors to progress. 

Raised in Nigeria, with hard-won scholarships Nnenna Agba graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry; she also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Urban Affairs. Nnenna is supporting the education of her four sisters in Nigeria, and is the face of Kechie’s Project, an NGO that provides scholarships to girls from Nigerian schools. 

October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child | UN Women – Headquarters

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rev. Kólé Olówôfóyèkù and Experts Tackle Emotional and Domestic Violence in Nigeria

Rev. Kólé Olówôfóyèkù, President of Nigerian Development Foundation, Mrs. Laila St. Matthew-Daniel, Founder and President of ACTS Generation with Ms. Funmi Johnson, Founder of Born2BeBeautiful, Dr. Orode Doherty, Country Director of Africare in Nigeria, Dr. Cheluchi Onuobia, Executive Director of CHELD,  Ms. Nwanne Okafor, Head of Support Services, Lagos Court of Arbitration and other VIPs at the Curbing and Tackling Emotional and Domestic Violence forum organized by the Apostles in the Market Place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Monty Buffet on Karimu Kotun Street on Victoria Island, Lagos

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Ministry of Women's Affairs, Lagos State