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Countering the Narrative of Political Corruption as the Main Damaging Obstacle to Nigeria’s Economic Development

By Chambers Umezulike Political corruption amongst other factors was used to justify the Nigeria’s first military coup in 1966 by its plotters. Consequently, under General Yakubu Gowon, there were accusations of corruption against his cabinet ministers and Military Governors. This also provided justification for Gown’s dispose through the country’s third military coup. Amidst the early 80s fall in oil prices ...

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The Denouement of Primary Export Dependence – Nigeria’s Economic Recession

By Chambers Umezulike According to the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s Gross Domestic Product contracted by 0.36% in the Quarter (Q) 1 of 2016, the first negative growth in many years. Successive contractions in Q2 and Q3 of the same year by 2.1% and 2.24%, respectively, officially chaperoned Nigeria into an economic recession. Even before the country’s general ...

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Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Future: Demographic Dividend or Disaster

By Chambers Umezulike   According to the United Nations Population Fund, demographic dividend is the economic growth potential that can result from transpositions in a population’s age structure. This is mainly when the share of the working-age population (15 to 64) is larger than the non-working-age population (14 and younger, as well as 65 and older). Nearly half of the ...

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COUNTERING CHAMBERS’ COUNTER-NARRATIVE BY OGBU, BLESSING EKPERE ESQ.

We suddenly received this article yesterday from a young Nigerian called Blessing Ogbu. He is a legal practitioner by profession. Ogbu sent in this article reacting and countering an article published on this website written by Chambers Umezulike, titled Counter Narrative: “How the West Engendered Africa’s Apocalyptic Development Crisis”. Enjoy as you read his article below: In his brilliant article ...

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Counter Narrative: How the West Engendered Africa’s Apocalyptic Development Crisis By Chambers Umezulike

To some, foreign infiltrations, interests and manipulations explain all the leadership, governance, social, security and development crises in Africa. To some, Africa is still acutely underdeveloped because of these manipulations and exploitations, even till now. To some, corrupt and directionless African leaders were or are just reacting to these foreign exploitations and manipulations. This, they explain, is the reason why ...

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Africa’s Economic Development Crisis: Towards a Truly RISING Africa!

By Chambers Umezulike Nairobi, Kenya Despite over five decades of self-rule, Africas desires and hopes remain largely unattained. On poverty, the new figures confirm that sub-Saharan Africa has been the least successful region of the world in reducing poverty ($1.25 per day). According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report of 2015, the bottom 17 ranked nations (151st to 175th) ...

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The Brutal Challenges of Nigerian Youths by Chambers Umezulike

I’m writing this with a heavy heart, being a young Nigerian who fully knows what young Nigerians pass through in Nigeria. The statistics are sobering. 60% of Nigeria’s population is young Nigerians and youth unemployment in Nigeria is at 60%. This gives one an insight into the terrible circumstances in which young Nigerians found themselves. Dreams are dying and young ...

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How African Leaders Underdeveloped Africa

By Chambers Umezulike Nairobi, Kenya There is a significant correlation between leadership and economic development of countries. This correlation cannot be undermined. The world has seen how visionary leaderships from different countries have been able to transform the stories of their countries especially since after the WWII. Leadership is key as it provides direction for a country through sound and ...

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Interview with Chambers Umezulike on: Malcolm; Africa’s Leadership-Development Crisis; Writing; and Youth Challenges

Chambers Umezulike is a fast rising Nigerian writer and activist, who dwells extensively on political  and socio-economic situation of Nigeria and how it has negatively impacted on national development  in a melodramatic fictional piece titled “Malcolm”. Malcolm being his first Novel has endeared him to media personalities across the country as well as young activists of his like mind. He ...

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Chambers Umezulike: My Father’s Generation Failed My Generation!

It took me time to decide finally to write this. Courage was needed to embark on this self-imposed assignment. This is because, while I thought very deeply inside of me that this should be written, I was also considering that I should not make some people feel really bad. But, then, this has to be written. And my reference to my ...

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