A Policy Brief on the Nigerian Criminal Justice System

Olabisi Adewuyi Articles, Featured, Governance & Political Economy

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 …

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 …

Governance Institutions: The Nigerian Supreme Court

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As Nigeria celebrates its first democratic transfer of power, CPPA looks ahead to the critical work of institution building needed to consolidate Nigeria’s democracy.  First in a series of pieces about various institutions is a look at the Supreme Court. HISTORY The Supreme Court came into being in 1963 Between 1963 and 2015, 89 judges have sat on the Nigerian …

2015 Elections: Who are Lagosians voting for?

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Between January 28 and February 2, CPPA surveyed 1,000 Lagosians to determine their attitudes towards the upcoming presidential and gubernatorial elections.  Respondents were asked, among other questions, who they would vote for president and governor, whether they had collected their PVCs, and their attitudes towards a potential election postponement.  CPPA’s survey revealed an overwhelming preference for APC’s candidates for both …