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
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