Will President Buhari Win the War Against Indiscipline the Second Time Around?

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When he began his first stint as Nigeria’s Head of State after a coup in 1983, General Mohammadu Buhari promised not to allow the “the nonsenses of litigation” interfere with his fight against corruption. He then proceeded to oversee an anti-corruption drive characterized by public executions, secret military tribunals, and imprisonment for journalists who dared to disagree with his policies. …

A Primer on the New SDGs

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On September 25, 2015, the United Nations officially launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to use in framing their development agenda and policies over the next fifteen years. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) builds …

A Primer on Tobacco Consumption and Regulation in Nigeria

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The control of tobacco is a policy issue of increasing concern to developing countries. In Africa, currently the largest market for tobacco companies, governments are taking measures to implement bans on the purchase and public consumption of tobacco products. This essay highlights efforts by the Nigerian government at regulating the use of tobacco among its population. It starts by giving …

Governance Institutions: Local Government in Lagos

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CPPA’s series on Nigerian Institutions of Governance continues with a look at local government in Lagos, courtesy of Tosin Osasona. SUMMARY States and governments across the world irrespective of their nomenclature use the concept and practice of local government as an effective strategy for ensuring good governance at the local level. Local governments are modeled to serve three purposes: first, as …

Food & Agribusiness – June 2015 Highlights

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Opportunities in N25bn daily food consumption in Nigeria −Business Day We’ll help Buhari ensure food security –Farmers – The Punch Prices of tomatoes, pepper, others soar in Lagos markets- vanguard Nigeria’s agro industry holds 10m job opportunity – Business Day Poultry industry employs 14m, earning N46, 000 per-capita income annually- Business Day Food inflation rises despite low global commodity prices, …

Health – June 2015 Highlights

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Consumers of imported chicken risk kidney disease, others-The Guardian Nigeria loses N399.4bn annually to poultry smuggling-The Punch WHO’s agency confirms insecticide causes cancer-The Guardian NAFDAC shuts Lebanese firm over alleged fake products-The Guardian NARD threatens nationwide strike over poor treatment of members – The Guardian Nigeria one month away from polio-free certification by WHO – The Guardian WHO urges FG …

Energy & the Environment – June 2015 Highlights

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PIPP LVI Genco plans 200mw for Lagos – Business Day Industrialists want Buhari to deregulate oil sector, stem exchange rate volatility – Business Day Asian refiners cut Nigerian crude imports – The Punch Port Harcourt Refinery embark on rehabilitation programme- The Guardian PENGASSAN tells government to deregulate oil sector – Business Day Lagos oil field to commence production in December …

Governance & Political Economy – June 2015 Highlights

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Economy created 469,070 jobs in Quarter 1 of 2015- NBS – The Punch Banks to name and shame loan defaulters over N450bn NPLs by August –  Business Day EFCC to arraign six CBN chiefs, others over alleged N8b fraud – The Guardian Police Service Commission in alleged N275.5m fraud – The Guardian Buhari, NSA meet over Boko Haram …President to …

Health – May 2015 Highlights

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WHO alerts on rising cases of heart diseases in children – Guardian Surgical patients still awaiting Dangote’s pledge (14 months after demolition of theatre) – Guardian 28 children die of lead poisoning in Niger State – Guardian MRI might predict breast cancer risk in some women – Punch Scientists make significant progress in search for HIV cure – Guardian