Top 10 trending Stears Business articles

What has everyone been reading on Stears Business? We highlight our most-read articles in the last month. 


1. Refining Nigeria's oil: Dangote's hard fix

This popular long read provides many insights into the refinery sector and assesses the impact of Dangote's refinery on the industry.  

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2Understanding the Almajiri

The Almajri system has been a trending topic in the news this month. From stories on banning the system to truckloads of children attempting to travel to Southern regions on the country. This article provides the history and context to help understand the situation. 

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3. Kayan Mata: Northern Nigeria's Market for Sex

A popular read for the last two years - An industry for ancient aphrodisiacs in Northern Nigeria teaches us about the market for sex. 

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4. Netflix and the business of film in Nigeria

What does Netflix Naija mean for Nollywood movies and filmmakers? Find out in our most-read article on the film industry.

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5. The impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria's economy

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the Nigerian economy and survival possibilities. This article provides a quick assessment of the impact of the pandemic and the government's initial response. 

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6. Nigeria’s housing crisis: Evaluating public and private intervention

Our most popular article on the real estate sector. We discuss monthly rent payment plans and the government's attempts to solve the housing deficit. 

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7. Going to university is good but quality education matters more

Research in Nigeria shows that there is a "skills mismatch" between employer requirements and graduates' display of skills in the workplace. It's not just about going to school, quality of education matters. 

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8. The economic impact of COVID-19 on the labour market

"Workers and businesses are facing catastrophe, in both developed and developing economies... We have to move fast, decisively, and together. The right, urgent measures could make the difference between survival and collapse."

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9. The dynamics of foreign investment flows in Nigeria

What is the state of Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Nigeria? This article provides a fundamental understanding of foreign investment in Nigeria. 

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10. Making more with less: Nigeria's productivity problem

What can Nigeria learn from Ethiopia on using technology in the agriculture sector? In this article, we discuss how Nigerian farmers can use precision agriculture to improve technology.

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