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 …

Improving information literacy for urban service planning and delivery at local government level in Nigeria

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The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives, supported by a VakaYiko grant, recently completed a project aimed at improving the use of evidence public service delivery at the local government level in Nigeria. A key objective of the Improving Information Literacy for Urban Service Planning and Delivery (INFO_LIT) Project was to facilitate an understanding of the significance of data among urban …

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 …

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  …

CPPA Pilots the VAKA-YIKO Information Literacy for Urban Service Delivery

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After months of planning and stakeholder engagements, CPPA piloted the Info-Literacy capacity building project on September 29 and 30, 2015. The training was held at the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Lagos, Nigeria. Participants at the training were drawn from four key agencies in Lagos state: the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Lagos State Environmental Protection …

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 …