IMPLICATONS OF HEALTH FINANCING AND INEQUALITIES ON WOMEN’S HEALTH

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Oyindamola Popoola  INTRODUCTION   “Health cannot be a question of income, it is a fundamental human right” – Nelson Mandela. This quote emphasizes the need for basic health care to be provided by all governments of the world as a fundamental human right. In Nigeria, there are different types of facilities, levels, providers and the types and ways through which …

Waste-To-Energy: Killing two birds with one stone

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Waste to Energy: A dumpsite in Lagos

Opaluwa Enebi Waste-to-energy (WTE) is the process of generating energy in form of electricity or heat from municipal solid waste (MSW). This is also known as energy recovery. According to Deltaway energy, a California-based company that specializes in the design, operation and maintenance of waste-to-energy and biomass power plants, the WTE process can reduce a community’s landfill volume by up …

The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill: Issues Arising

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Opaluwa Enebi The first tranche of the Petroleum Industry bill (PIB) famously known as the Petroleum Industry governance bill (PIGB) scaled through the third reading at the Senate in May 2017. The bill, presently before the House of Representatives, will limit the powers of the Petroleum minister to policy and administration, transfer the powers to grant, modify, extend, renew and …

A New Agenda for Managing Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry

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The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and Nigeria's Oil Industry

The first tranche of the Petroleum Industry bill (PIB) famously known as the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) scaled through the third reading at the Senate in May 2017. If the bill scales through the house of representatives and is signed into law by the President, it will streamline the powers of the Minister of Petroleum to policy and administrative …

G7 and Africa: Think Tank Summit in Rome

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On May 5, in the context of the G7 “engagement groups” promoted by Italy’s Presidency of the G7, ISPI organized the Think Tank 7. The high–level panel involved representatives and experts from the G7 and selected African think tanks (here the list of participants). The conference, promoted with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, …

Public Opinion on Current Economic and Political Issues

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This poll was conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Alternatives to investigate public opinion on key economic and political issues in Nigeria. The issues include the state of Nigerian currency (Naira), willingness to patronise local products, power supply, and presidential trips and appointments. The main objective of this poll was to elicit responses on the effect of the fall in exchange …

Democracy and the Supreme Court

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by Tosin Osasona   The controversies that dogged recent judgments of the Supreme Court overruling the decisions of electoral tribunals and the Court of Appeal on governorship elections in Rivers, Cross Rivers and Taraba States raises fundamental questions about what ought to be the role of the Supreme Court in a democratic order. Should the Supreme Court confine itself to …

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 …

Transparent Money

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This blog post is an analysis of an article from The Economist Magazine (Nov 4-10). Open government, where government publishes budget documentation on expenditure – primarily online, has taken time to gain traction but is gathering momentum worldwide. As more countries and organizations join the information transparency club, Warren Krafchick of the International Budget Partnership (IBP) believes political will is …