G7 and Africa: Think Tank Summit in Rome

Abayomi Analysis, Featured, Governance & Political Economy

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 …

Barriers to a Successful Shift towards an Evidence-Based Public Health

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by Adedamola Akinbode Evidence-based public health (EBPH) is the prudent use of current best evidence in making decisions about the well-being of populations regarding disease prevention, health promotion, health protection as well as health maintenance (Jenicek, 1997). Brownson et al (2009) described EBPH as “making decisions based on the best available scientific evidence, using data and information systems systematically, applying …

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 …

Nigeria: What Might Have Been

Abayomi Blog, Governance & Political Economy, HighlightsGovernance, Opinion

Abayomi Adelodun Nigeria does not need to tag along with the consensus on foreign direct/portfolio investment and loans; it could yet generate the required capital for development from its natural resources. The huge sums of money that have been looted could have funded Nigeria’s development many times over. If Nigeria had been under a competent development-oriented leader(s), the country would …

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  …

President Buhari Swears in His Cabinet

Amaka Governance & Political Economy

Over seven months after he was elected, President Buhari has finally sworn in his cabinet. Buhari reduced the total number of ministries from 29 to 24, and ministers from 42 to 36, scrapping some ministries and merging others.  Below is a list of the ministers along with their designated portfolios, as well as a list of scraped/merged ministries and a quick …

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 …