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Transitioning Nigeria’s National Population Policy: From Policy to Implementation

By Folakemi Ajala (Lead Writer) The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) is the top think tank in the federation, responsible for conducting cutting edge research on national issues. Every year, the Nigerian President assigns a theme to members of the Senior Executive Course, the flagship program of the Institute, to conduct research […]

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Is Nigeria’s Current Demographic Trend a Dividend or a Disaster?

My great-grand father had five wives and 23 children, 18 of whom were male. It was said that he was deliberate about having a large family because he was a rich farmer who did not believe in hiring others to do the work when he could produce sons who would grow up to work the […]

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Population and the Dividends of Demography

By Oluwafolakemi Ajala (Lead Writer) According to UNFPA data, Nigeria’s population as of March 2022 was 216.7 million, with a total fertility rate of 5.1 per woman. Population growth should be everyone’s concern, especially policy makers, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the economy, social protection, job creation and infrastructural development. It is […]