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The Facts of Life: What every woman should know about money

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“We share what we know, so that you and your money can grow.”

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Q&A Sessions: Frank Chikane on the rainbow where colours never meet

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Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s march into a new tomorrow, a (far) better and brighter future

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Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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Creating jobs through technology : Harnessing the power of the www (“interweb”).

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A Walk Down Economics Lane

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Guess who’s back…back again…Mr. Nahas is back…tell a friend! I’m excited to back with today’s topic – Economics. I think understanding even a basic level of economics will really help you become more money conscious and help you understand what is happening around us. Economics is all around us whether we notice it or not, and it’s important to understand how it works, so that you are able to take advantage of it. Formally, Economics is defined as the study of scarcity and how to efficiently and effectively allocate scarce resources to people and the world as a whole for production, distribution, and consumption. What I mean by this is that even with advanced technology today, our resources are still finite, and we must decide how to allocate them efficiently. There are a number of ways to do so, for example, supply and demand drive who gets what in the…

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No money to spare as GDP set to fall

No money to spare as GDP set to fall

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The impact of Nigeria’s border closure on its own economy

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The mandate of any nation’s customs and border control agencies is to allow licit and legal free trades, and halt illicit and illegal trades. Illicit and illegal trades involve the movement of various types of commodities and services that usually lead to the creation of numerous black markets which have been known to slowly but gradually cripple economies.

Many times in the past, Nigeria usually closed its borders because of one form of illicit trade or another. However, border closure has often led to inefficient operations within licit and legal supply chains, thus increasing costs and time delays, disrupting deliveries, and interrupting the smooth flow of goods and services.

Once again, and recently in August, 2019, Nigeria—which shares boundaries with the republics of Benin, Niger, and Cameroon—closed its land border to the movement of goods. The government declared that it did so in order to halt smuggling of food and…

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Leading economist Tony Alexander on the unsettled economic outlook

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