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2016 CIAPS Public Interest Essay Competition for Nigerians

About 2016 CIAPS Public Interest Essay Competition

Application is currently ongoing for the 2016 CIAPS Public Interest Essay Competition for Nigerians.

2016 CIAPS Public Interest Essay Competition for Nigerians

This year’s competition, themed “Diagnosis and Prognosis of the Nigerian Recession”, is opened to Students, Graduates, Professionals, Academics and all Stakeholders with interest in and understanding of the Nigerian economy.

There is a total of One million Naira Prize. Winning Entries will be published and Winners of the competition will be offered to join the CIAPS research team.

Application Deadline

November 29, 2016


Five top essays will be selected for prizes and publications.

Best entry N500, 000

Second place N250, 000

Third place N150,000

Fourth and Fifth runners up N50,000


Entries are welcomed from anyone with interest in and knowledge of the Nigerian Economy and recession.

Successful candidates will submit

  • A not more than 5000 words Essay that clearly and concisely traces the origin and causes of the present recession, identify possible ways out of it and suggest what government, businesses and individuals should do and not do to overcome the recession.
  • A not more than 1000 words synopsis of the same essay.

The successful essays will be objective and all analysis will be backed by facts and figures.

Selected essays will be published for an international audience.


Entries will be judged by members of the CIAPS faculty in collaboration with a selected panelist of economic experts, operators and observers.

The panel coordinated by CIAPS Centre Director, Anthony Kila includes Political Economist and Centre for Value and Leadership Founder Pat Utomi, Former World bank VP, Africa Oby Ezekwesili, Economist, Public Affairs analyst and Entrepreneur Henry Boyo and former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian University Council and President of Nigerian Institute of Management Munzali Jibril

How to Apply

All entries are to be submitted with a cover note containing a brief biography of writer by visiting www.ciaps.org not later than 12am 29th November 2016

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