The Farcical Process of Drivers Licensing in Nigeria

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Abayomi Adelodun To be clear, drivers licensing falls within the purview of the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency. The Agency’s webpage lists the Issuance and renewal (in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps) of Motor vehicle licenses, local Driving License, Learner’s Permit, and Certificate of Roadworthiness as some of its primary functions. Theoretically, temporary licenses are issued within three working …

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 …

Managing Plastic Bag Pollution: Policy Options for Lagos State

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Plastic bag pollution

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 …

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, …

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 …