Category: Policy Insights

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NATIONAL WORKPLACE POLICY ON HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is recognized globally as the greatest health challenge of the present generation. It is widely acknowledged to be the foremost killer disease in Africa. Nigeria, being the most populous country has the third-largest rate of HIV/AIDS patients. PLHIV has faced alarming and frightening challenges which include Poverty, stigma, discrimination, and a poorly

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The Nigeria Police Reform: A call to ACTION

Ruhammah Ifere After hours of deliberation by the Jury on Monday and Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing George Floyd in May 2020. Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.  Despite the desperate attempts by Chauvin’s counsel to cast aspersions on the character of George Floyd, these

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  Investigating Threats of Armed Banditry in Nigeria

The pervasive armed banditry and its associated threats to human security in the North-West region of Nigeria have become a subject of national security and public concern. The multifaceted layers of criminality involved, and the recurrent nature of the armed banditry call for effective mechanisms to mitigate the threat it poses to peace and security

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Electoral Politics and Democracy in Nigeria

Gabriel Danjuma Despite the vital place that election holds in democracy in this 21st century, the organization of free and fair elections remains a real challenge for new democracies in West Africa, particularly Nigeria (Reynolds, 2009; Hounkpe & Gueye, 2010). The political process leading to democratic governance has been misconstrued by the majority of Nigerians

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SPECIAL PEOPLE’S LAW OF LAGOS STATE: AN APPRAISAL

Agih Sylvester Isaac According to the World Health Organization’s 2011 World Disability Report, about 15% of Nigeria’s population, or at least 25 million people, have a disability. Many of them face several human rights cases of abuse including stigma, discrimination, and barriers to accessing basic social services and economic opportunities. Today, they face greater barriers,

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Rural Electrification challenges and The Rural Electrification Agency

The Problem Statement            Since its inception in 1981, the key objective of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Programme (NREP) has been to increase electricity access in rural areas of the country. The Agency (REA) was established in 2005 by Section 88 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act to cater for the implementation of FG’s aggressive

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INCREASE IN CULTISM AS INSECURITY WORSENS IN NIGERIA

Ruhammah Ifere Daily, the newspaper headlines are sprawled with the news of cultists clash in universities and very recently, secondary school systems.  Concerns have been raised by well-meaning Nigerians as to the safety in schools. Some persons have opined that the Constitution which is the ground norm in Nigeria provides that citizens have the right

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The Freedom of Information Act 2011: How effective is it?

No nation can thrive without a freedom of information law, and this is vital in promoting Transparency, Accountability, Anti-Corruption, and the Prevalence of Democracy.  When citizens are ignorant of the activities of their leaders, how can they then determine their credibility and their worthiness for reelection? James Madison, the fourth President of the United States,

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Quality Basic Education in Nigeria: A Dream or a reality?

Osayuwamen Aladeselu Basic Education as defined by the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) comprises primary education (first stage of basic education) and lower secondary education (second stage). This is seen in the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme with six years of Primary Education and three years of Junior Secondary Education which is guided by

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A Call for Increased STEM Education in Nigeria

Many African countries have failed in the area of education because of the high number of out-of-school and never-been-to-school children. Nigeria is among the many African countries plagued with this challenge with about 13 million out-of-school children. According to research, by 2030, the majority of the jobs available will be STEM (science, technology, engineering, and