Malnutrition in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-07-24T16:18:01+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Feature|

Why the government needs to intensify efforts to prevent and treat Severe Acute Malnourished children in the country By Muritala Muhammed As the world grapples with the health challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, more families and household are being exposed to poor nutrition intake due to loss of livelihood as a fallout of the economic cost of the pandemic. [...]

Understanding the Police Reform Bill

2019-06-13T10:59:41+00:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Feature, Peace, Security, Migration & IDPs|

By Abubakar Jimoh, Anjola Raji and Habeeb Adeola   Effort to provide for a more efficient and effective police service that is “based on the  principles of accountability and transparency; and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms” brought to the fore, a “Bill for an Act to repeal the police act Cap, P19, Law of [...]

Adopting Stringent Tax Measures for Effective Tobacco Control

2019-06-13T10:36:10+00:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Feature, Health & Human Development|

By Anjola Raji, Adeola Habeeb and Solomon Adoga   Tobacco use constitutes the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle‐income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices resulting in [...]

The 8th National Assembly from a critical assessment

2019-06-10T11:02:02+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Feature, National News|

By Abubakar Jimoh As President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted a proclamation letter terminating the term of the eighth National Assembly inaugurated on June 9, 2015, it becomes paramount to engage a critical assessment of the Assembly marked by the good, the bad and the ugly moments as well as commendations and criticisms. Despite some accolades to the [...]

9th Assembly and the fresh battles for leadership

2019-03-18T15:27:51+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Feature|

9th Assembly and the fresh battles for leadership By Abubakar Jimoh Given the recent results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has 65 senatorial seats while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far produced 42 senators with one seat for Young Progressives Party (YPP). Consequently, the [...]

Returning Nigerians’ stolen millions

2018-08-06T15:51:47+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Feature, News Alerts|

The stakes are high in the planned distribution of US$322 million in stolen Nigerian public money. Of the estimated US$20-40 billion stolen annually from developing countries and hidden abroad every year, sometimes a small proportion is successfully confiscated and returned to the country it came from. In Nigeria, plans are in motion to distribute US$322 million [...]

Addressing the plight of irregular migrants

2018-07-13T12:55:46+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Feature, IDPs/Migration|

By Gloria Chinyere Okwu “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future; a part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family,” says the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban-ki Moon. The aforementioned therefore, describes migration as a phenomenon that will remain [...]

Mitigating the impact of climate change in Nigeria

2018-07-13T11:49:32+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Feature|

By Salmat Abdulwaheed and Gideon Ojigi Climate change remains a serious development threat to the present generation with dreadful impact manifesting disproportionately across globe. Nigeria as a developing country with a population of about 190 million is likely to be adversely affected by the impact of climate change giving its vulnerability and low response capability. Realising [...]

Human rights abuses and the inconsistencies in recruitment, selection for peacekeeping missions

2018-05-14T07:43:40+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Feature, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh There are indications that faulty recruitment and selection processes by the security forces could be major contributory factors to persistent human rights abuses and violations by Nigerian peacekeeping troops in various United Nations’ missions. These hints are contained in a 78-page report titled “Nigeria: Navigating Secrecy in the Vetting and Selection of Peacekeepers” [...]

Ethnocentrism: as an impediment to peaceful coexistence

2018-02-15T10:23:24+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Feature|

While persuasion is better than force as a means of drawing public support or attention, the intuition remains that some speeches are in fact dangerous to the peaceful co-existence of the society. In this piece, SALAUDEEN HASHIM presents the impacts of ethnocentrism with resultant tendency for hate speech. Hate speech mostly originated from ethnocentrism has hitherto [...]