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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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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 […]

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“Turning the tide” of family planning services in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) project commenced in 2009 to address gaps in access to family planning services in six Nigerian cities, targeting “urban poor” communities. The program has run for five years. On September 29, the project will hold an event to share with partners and beneficiaries the lessons they […]

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7 Billion and counting – implications for Nigeria

A few weeks ago, the worlds’ population was said to have crossed the 7 million mark. Apart from the normal ritual of sound bites in the Nigerian media, there has been very little thought on what this means for us. But the population growth has profound implications. Below is a diagram called a ‘population pyramid’ […]