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 …

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 …

Managing Plastic Bag Pollution: Policy Options for Lagos State

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Ridwan Bello What can Lagos State learn from options that have been applied elsewhere to curb plastic bag pollution? Key points Use of plastic bags has increased massively over the past few decades. Widespread production and use of plastic bags cause environmental pollution, constitute danger to public health, and contribute to depletion of natural resources. Policy options that have been …

The Moral Leadership Imperative for Quality Citizenship

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Abayomi Adelodun   “…I’d have preferred to carry through to the finish whatever the personal agony it’d have involved, and my family unanimously urged me to do so. But the interest of the Nation must always come before any personal considerations… I have never been a quitter. To leave the office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every …

De-politicizing the 2017 Census for Better Outcomes

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Tosin Osasona History records that as far back as 3800 BC (nearly 6000 years ago)[1], the Babylonians counted people and livestock, as well as quantities of butter, honey, milk, wool and vegetables in preparation for war. Persians, Romans, Egyptians and other successive civilizations, eventually followed suit and even the Incas who had no written language found a way of recording …

A Policy Brief on the Nigerian Criminal Justice System

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The Nigerian criminal justice system is fundamentally flawed  and the problem is represented at every processing point on the entire criminal justice system line – from the failure of governance institutions to design a suitable criminal justice policy that serves the current need of the country, to the inability of the legislature to appropriately transform policies into laws, from an  …

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 …