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President Ahmed Bola Tinubu removes Nigeria's fuel subsidy

At his inauguration, Nigeria’s new president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, announced that his administration would do away with the fuel subsidy. The announcement resulted in a spark in prices and long queues in Nigeria as people rushed to buy fuel before the price increase when the policy took effect on July 1.

When the policy to remove Nigeria’s fuel subsidy takes effect, fuel prices in Nigeria are expected to jump from the official pump price of $0.4 to between $0.76 and $1.18. According to the United Nations, Nigeria’s rise in fuel prices will have widespread economic ramifications for over 133 million citizens plagued by multidimensional poverty.…

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A model of Alaro City. [Photo/Alaro City]

West Africa’ economic growth will continue being sluggish this year as the region’s 15 economies continue witnessing tepid growth unless things change.

Despite this projection, Nigeria, which is by far the largest economy in the region, has been investing in sectors that are attracting investors from across the continent and beyond.

As the world moves into work and live city models, Nigeria has not been left behind and it can only get better for Africa’s most populous nation. And with 196 million people living in the country going by 2018 estimates, accommodating these numbers means that the country has to be innovative in how it provides housing as well as create jobs.

According to the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), housing remains a perennial problem in Nigeria. With projections that the country’s population will surge to 263 million by 2038, providing housing for Nigerians needs an emergency