The frequency at which violent conflicts, political instability, war, and other situations of insecurity are happening, in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Nigeria and Somalia, has threatened the security, economic growth, development, as well as the democracy of these countries. On the other hand, countries like Iceland, New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal, and Slovenia that have been...Read More
The Police Trust Fund was established in 2019 by the national assembly legislation to offer additional funding for the police. The NPTF Act also creates the NPTF Board of Trustees, responsible for investing Trust Fund funds, as well as establishing regulations for NPF personnel training and retraining. The Act exempts the Trust Fund from paying income tax on any income generated by the Trust...Read More
The results and appointments following the 2019 general elections, led to a decline in the representation of women at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government compared to the previous administration. 2,970 women were on the 2019 electoral ballot, representing only 11.36% of nominated candidates. Of this number, 60 women are currently in office representing about 4% of elected...Read More
PWAN and the Transparency and Accountability Practitioners (TAPs) carried out a general diagnosis survey to assess certain of the Area Council’s vulnerabilities to corruption. The survey listed the services that the local government provides, and asked respondents to rank (1) the level of monopoly that the Area Council has over service provision; (2) Area Council staﬀ’s discretion in making...Read More
In May and June 2020, PWAN and TAPS held a workshop with the local government’s selected junior and senior staff in order to identify root causes to the vulnerability to corruption rating in the general diagnosis and also to suggest solutions to the root causes.
The workshops focused on the four service categories (Licenses and Permits, Control and Inspection, Public Procurement of Goods...Read More
The shrinking civil space is a global phenomenon. The introduction of laws, policies and practices by states to restrict civil society is happening in all parts of the world, including both established democracies as well as emerging and post-conflict economies, although it varies in intensity in a different part of the world with the third world and the developing countries been hit the most....Read More
The year 2020 saw the world go into lockdown for several months because of the COVID-19
pandemic. This led to several organizations, including PWAN, responding and adapting to the situation in some ways. Firstly, we helped citizens become better informed by disseminating messages on how the disease spreads and safety measures for prevention. Secondly, we conducted a situational analysis to...Read More
Over time, instances of Police misconduct, such as Police brutality, harassment, extortion, torture, murder, impunity, and inhumane treatment, perpetrated against the citizens across the Police spectrum have elicited continuous public outcry. Specialized units like the Specialized Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) readily come to mind in this regard, which underscores the recent #EndSARS protests in...Read More
The Police Act 2020 stipulates the duties of the Nigeria Police to include prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the preservation of law and order, and the protection of life and property.
Police Act 2020, Part II, section (4)(a-c). At the core of these duties, are intelligence and investigation which will lead to the eventual prosecution of a suspect. These are the...Read More