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Nigeria, Employment And Computation of Unemployment Rate (Part 2)

While one would agree to some extent that sentiments ought to be set aside but the issues of ideology, science and international best practices must be challenged in the interest of knowledge in general and the Nigerian economy in particular. In measuring unemployment, countries have adapted the concept to their peculiarities. For example, the International

Nigeria, Employment and Computation of Unemployment Rates

Employment is an important variable in any economy’s development equation. Employment has both economic and social ramifications. Consequently, the labour force comprises all persons 16 years of age (slightly older in some economies) and upward who are neither in prison nor in a mental institution and who are either employed or unemployed. Employment, particularly full

Where Is Our Beijing, 20 Years After?

By: Amina Salihu In 1995, we stood at the cusp of her story. With the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, BPfA, adopted by UN member nations, suddenly everything looked possible: new pathways for women, new opportunities, new hopes. Through the BPfA, governments were charged with providing platforms for women – through that Declaration’s 12

Women’s Status, Their Hijab and the Law

By AMINA SALIHU FIDA, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, now 50 years old in Nigeria, recently held gala and reflection sessions under the theme, 50 Years of Investing in Women and Children. One of the sessions, to which I belonged, was on the status of women in Nigeria. The panel examined the progress so

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Making Way for Women

At the Abuja launch of a book by Amina Salihu, a farmer, newspaper columnist and feminist, the need for deliberate policies to promote women’s participation in politics was brought to the front burner In Nigeria where, more often than not, events such as book launches are targeted at fund raising, it is not out of

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