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

Energy & Environment – May 2015 Highlights

Amaka HighlightsEnergy

PIPP LVI Genco plans 200mw for Lagos…16mw for Ilupeju, 6mw for Surulere- Business Day Forces President Buhari must fight to fix electricity – Guardian Nebo advises Buhari to wield the big stick – Guardian Asian refiners cut Nigerian crude imports- Punch PENGASSAN tells government to deregulate oil sector – Business Day Africa needs clean energy investment to get power to …

Transparency Challenges for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

Amaka Articles, Blog, Governance & Political Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari is faced with the reality of Nigeria’s economic challenges, including declining oil revenues and endemic institutional corruption. One such institution is the National Assembly, whose transparency has recently been an issue of rigorous debate on social media. The 469-member National Assembly (NASS), consisting of members in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, has come under …

Governance & Political Economy – May 2015 Highlights

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Missing $20bn: Reps panel wants PwC probed – Punch PDP crisis: Party secretary attacks Bode George, Others – Punch Govt. Queries Subsidy Claims, Denies Owing Marketers $200b – Punch PDP NWC Blames Campaign Team For Jonathan’s Defeat – Punch Nigerian troops have Boko Haram terrorists on the run – Guardian Senate passes bill criminalizing female genital mutilation – Guardian Govt. Queries Subsidy …

Food & AgriBusiness – May 2015 Highlights

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Nigeria’s hot, dry weather causes underweight mid crop cocoa – Bloomberg Nigeria’s first sugarcane bio-factory begins operations – Vanguard News Fruit wastages nosedives on growing commercial usage – BusinessDay FG moves to avert food-based poisons in Ekiti – Punch Investment opportunities abound in Nigeria’s packaged food market- Business Day Climate change mitigation deserves a place in all agricultural development – …

Governance Institutions: Nigeria’s 8th Senate

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CPPA’s series on Nigerian Institutions of Governance continues with a look at Nigeria’s 8th Senate, courtesy of Tosin Osasona.  The 1999 constitution of Nigeria in Section 4(1) places the legislative power of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the National Assembly, which is composed of the Senate and House of Representatives. Section 4(2) goes further to state that the National …

#Buhari vows to “kill corruption” in Nigeria. How will he do it?

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Buhari has said over and over again that Nigeria’s primary problem is corruption.  Will he deliver on his vow to “kill corruption”?  How should he approach the task? CPPA analysts will be watching closely and sharing thoughts via the hashtag #BuhariAntiGraft.  Join the conversation. [View the story “How should #Buhari approach key anti-graft campaign?” on Storify]

Governance Institutions: The Nigerian Supreme Court

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As Nigeria celebrates its first democratic transfer of power, CPPA looks ahead to the critical work of institution building needed to consolidate Nigeria’s democracy.  First in a series of pieces about various institutions is a look at the Supreme Court. HISTORY The Supreme Court came into being in 1963 Between 1963 and 2015, 89 judges have sat on the Nigerian …

#NigeriaTransitions: Actors & Processes

Amaka Governance & Political Economy

The first-ever democratic power transfer between political parties is underway in Nigeria and CPPA is watching closely.  A quick look at the processes and actors: Timeline of Transition Activities: April 13: President Jonathan inaugurates his 15-man transition committee.  See below for members of the committee. April 29: President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari announces his 19-man transition committee.  See below for members of the committee. …

A Presidency In Peril

Amaka Articles, Blog, Governance & Political Economy, Opinion

“When Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he had an unprecedented chance to do what no other recent president could: seize the nation’s financial reins from the corporate elite and return them to the American people. Progressives everywhere held out hope that their new leader would take advantage of the economic crisis he stepped into and enact bold policies …