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

Energy & Environment – May 2015 Highlights

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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

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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 …