The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) with support from the FORD Foundation conducted a research study on the ‘Promoting Survivor-Centered Policing in West Africa’ project, aimed at improving the capacity of security agencies (Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to prevent and respond to...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
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
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 current police Act, 2020 is designated as “the Nigeria Police Force (Establishment) Act, 2020” was passed into law by the Senate on the 22nd of July 2020 and assented by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 16, 2020. The police regulations as part of the Act are yet to be reviewed to capture the new provisions of the Act. The regulations were last reviewed in 1968.
The primary...Read More
Is one ever ready for a total change in routine? From the hassles of early mornings, the daily commute, and the unforgiving challenges of the average work life.
As exciting as it might be for a young lady getting acquainted with the cooperate world, it comes with its hurdles. Having to work with different characters and personalities in the cooperate space, though challenging, is very...Read More
In a quest for different security experiences and priorities, the United Nations Security Council in the year 2000 adopted Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 to create a gender-equal, gender-sensitive, and gender-responsive security sector. The efforts at gender mainstreaming in peace and security have been accompanied by state-level attempts to increase the participation of women in the security sector....Read More
At the opening ceremony of Washington DC’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016, Lonnie G. Bunch III said. “There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history, and there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering”. Black history month was coined in celebration of the birthdates of former US President Abraham Lincoln...Read More