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Nigeria’s Survival Fund, all you need to know

  The Survival Fund is a scheme created by the federal government of Nigeria to provide support to over half a million medium and small-scale enterprises MSMEs in meeting their payroll objectives. The scheme became important in light of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic – thus, providing support to vulnerable MSMEs in …

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Coronavirus: 5 Reasons Why Africa Has Low Number of Covid-19 Cases

  When Covid-19 was just starting to sweep the globe, experts predicted Africa would be devastated, with millions of lives lost. But 11 months later, the continent seems to be doing better than anticipated. The United States with a population of about 326 million people, has so far recorded over 228,000 deaths from the coronavirus, …

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ASUU Strike: Why Nigerian Universities are Always on Strike, Explained

Public universities have been closed down for the past eight months across Nigeria – not due to the current covid-19 pandemic, but because university lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are on strike again. ASUU has been on strike a combined 25 months in the last 10 years between 2010 and 2020. …

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Five Lessons from Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

On October 8, thousands of young people took to the streets of Lagos to call for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), an infamous police unit accused of extortion, extra-judicial killings, rape, and torture. Since then a lot has transpired in a series of events that would come to be known globally as …

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