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Climate Change and Conflict In West Africa (4), By Rafiq Raji

I propose that African governments focus their efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change on proactive interventions to minimise the conflicts associated with resource competition. I suggest institutional interventions at the resource scarcity stage. Examples of these interventions range from efficient irrigation, water rationing, pasture Africa is vulnerable to…
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Opinion

Is the West Impeding Developing Economies Through Climate Change Mitigation?, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...on the part of the public, there seems to be so much concerns about the effectiveness of the technology. Due to these concerns, while scientists continue to explore research to improve understanding of the technology, they are also advancing public awareness by arguing that it is environmentally benign. It is…
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Opinion

RUGA: Time to Rescue the North From Itself, By Miriam Shehu

For the North, what is clear at this point is that insecurity is a major setback to development in the region. By embracing innovative solutions to the herders/farmers conflict, Nigeria would have solved its security challenges by half. In essence, a secure Northern Nigeria is central to development in the…
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Opinion

The Promised Land of Ruga: A Time Bomb, By Miriam Shehu

Who are the president’s advisers? Had the Nigerian government proceeded with the Ruga initiative, principally, how do you even select allottees given the poor ID and record keeping system? How do you now establish a distinction between Nigerian Fulanis and foreign Fulanis who have arrived the country on the premise…
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Opinion

Africa Must Raise Taxes To Fight Climate Change Better, By Léonce Ndikumana

...there is an urgent need for developing countries to participate actively in the drafting of new tax standards. Africa is now the most vulnerable region to climate change, although it has only marginally contributed to it. It is time for the continent to make its voice heard to recover resources…
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Opinion

The Urgency of Saving Our Environment, By Ehireme Alexis Uddin

...we continue to see evidence, not only of the effects of changing climate patterns on the livelihood of millions of Nigerians, but its indication as being the primary cause of rising sea levels that increase the likelihood of floods. It’s clear, therefore, that we have a problem we are not…
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Opinion

Nigeria At 58: A Time To Reflect, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze

...evidence abound of important policy measures that the federal government can take to stem the tide of violence, restore property rights, ensure But those potentials will not be realised unless and until policymakers are able to transcend the traditional binary parameters used to define national challenges and issues. Independence anniversaries…
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