Poverty, Insecurity and Conflict Mitigation – The Nigerian Special Case?

I The conflict trap While it may seem intuitive that a correlation exists between poverty and insecurity, there is a dearth of empirical studies...

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Poverty, Insecurity and Conflict Mitigation – The Nigerian Special Case?

Abstract This article sets out to explore the connection between poverty and insecurity in Nigeria. It takes a multidimensional definition of poverty, relying on...

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Demise of the Social Contract - Covid-19, Fridays For Future, and the EndSARS Protest

The COVID-19 Pandemic One lesson that nations the world over have had to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic is that certain parts of their...

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An Analytical Approach to Police Reform - Policy Recommendations

The #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality protests in Nigeria have highlighted the commonly known fact that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is not only an inefficient organization...

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The Road to #EndSARS

The #EndSARS campaign became the most trending topic on twitter between 9-11 October with 28 million tweets. Something, although somewhat expected but nevertheless remarkable,...

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On Rail Construction to Niger Republic

On Wednesday September 23rd 2020, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announced the decision that the Federal Government had approved the construction of a $1.959...

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The cost of port gridlock: When Apapa has congestion, the nation gets pneumonia.

Possibly the only mark of distinction Apapa Port at present has is that its name can be read from left to right or from...

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Government & Water Resources

Democracy and resources A nation, if it is fortunate, is endowed with specific resources. These resources are common goods in the sense that they...

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To Strike or Not to Strike, That is Not the Question

Heads you lose, tails you lose. This is the harsh reality facing Nigerians in this era of the pandemic- and low-oil-price-induced contraction of the...

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Reversing the Economic Downturn in Nigeria: Realign Markets to Spur Growth and Jobs

Nigeria should brace itself for impending recession. Or so the World Bank suggests. Specifically, the bank in a recent report stated that Nigeria is...

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Electricity Tariff Increases: Celebration or Cause for Concern?

A lot seems to have happened in the power space over the last few days. First came the CBN announcement laying down specific rules...

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Is Nigeria Derailed?

If Nigeria is to address its dire economic realities, it must diversify and intensify production activities. Transportation is crucial to this. Development of transportation...

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