The National Youth Service Corps stems from the spirit of the 3R (Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration) instituted by General Gowon. Although this policy was principally concerned with undoing the ills of the Civil War. The Scheme went a long way to integrate the nation between 1973 and to date. The Scheme significantly contributed to the nation’s integration...Read More
Despite the fact that women have historically been underrepresented in Nigerian political processes, there has been a significant increase in women’s political participation over the years, but not in comparison to the number of male counterparts actively participating in Nigerian politics. Women have been lobbying, sensitising, and advocating for the passage of the Bill to amend the...Read More
While Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is prevalent in Nigeria, inadequate response mechanisms deny survivors the needed access to survivor-centred services and support. In late 2020, Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) published the report of a study we carried out on the impact of the lockdown across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria on Women; one of the findings...Read More
Given the re-emergence of authoritarian regimes across Africa and several other countries around the world in the last decade, the concept of democracy has struggled to thrive in some of those countries. Nigeria has particularly suffered from the effects of poor leadership at all levels and the state of democracy in the country has remained constant in the last 10 years.
The country has...Read More
Hypothetically, after twenty years of uninterrupted civil rule in Nigeria and six election cycles, elections in Nigeria should be devoid of the negativities that have marked the conduct of elections between 1960 and 1999. Conversely, the over two decades of democracy have not yielded the corollary of positivity, good conduct, and peaceful elections in Africa’s largest democracy. Consequently,...Read More
In 2021, PWAN demonstrated operational resilience after the downturn of 2020 and was faced with ongoing global and national impacts. PWAN was able to navigate the year with the help of a focused strategic plan, strong leadership model, and the professionalism and experience of its staff. We strengthened our work processes as an organization and showcased the promotion of more accountable and...Read More
Over the years, the judiciary and other stakeholders have reiterated the fundamentals of ensuring its financial autonomy and how the lack of same affects the discharge of the responsibilities as contained in the provisions of section 6 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In 2021, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) shut all courts across the...Read More
Conflict between sedentary farmers and nomadic herders in Nigeria are not recent developments. They have existed for decades, amidst centuries of symbiotic and independent relationships, developed through reciprocity, other exchange and support. However, its resurgence, especially since 1999 has remained frequent and deadly, reaching a crescendo between 2015 and 2019, and occasioning social...Read More
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