GETTING WOMEN ELECTED: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Since Nigeria returned to democratic Governance in 1999, it has completed seven election cycles. In all theseelections, women have been largely marginalized in the political space at all levels. According to the Inter-ParliamentaryUnion 2019 rankings, Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of women’s s legislative representation in Africa. This paper will examine the historical …

NIGERIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD An assessment of the last two decades

The struggles for human rights in Nigeria have been long, arduous, and continue to this day. Before establishing the current democratic government in 1999, Nigerians were subjected to sixteen years of oppressive military rule marked by scores of human rights violations. The Nigerian military not only governed with brute force but also institutionalized human rights …

20 YEARS OF ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS IN NIGERIA: A CRITICAL LOOK

Corruption in Nigeria is ubiquitous and takes in many forms: from massive contract fraud to petty bribery; from straight-up embezzlement to complicated money laundering schemes. Just six years after independence, the country experienced it’s first military coup that ousted the elected officials of the first republic. One notable justification for the 1966 coup d’etat by …

CÔTE D’IVOIRE’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: AN OVERVIEW

Fake News is increasingly becoming a dangerous weapon. Like other lethagic weapons used in causing serious afflictions, the weaponisation of falsehood –Misinformation and Disinformation, has proven a more dangerous means of creating unrest, conflict, and an outright war. Putting this in context, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), as part of its regional campaign …

Nigeria: Women and Electoral Politics in 2023 — Charting the Way Forward

Nigeria: Women and Electoral Politics in 2023 — Charting the Way Forward

As Nigeria enters a new general election season — with political parties already conducting local congresses ahead of primaries next year— what prospects lie ahead for Nigerian women interested in seeking political leadership positions? Women have remained a vastly underrepresented minority in the halls of political power throughout Nigerian history. Since the resumption of electoral …

AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA'S ECONOMY 1999-2020

AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S ECONOMY 1999-2020

This study assesses the Nigerian Economy over the past two decades using the key economic plans of the various administrations. It focuses largely on comparing the projected and actual performance of the real, monetary, fiscal, and external sectors within the plans of each administration and their respective performance targets. Our assessment of the Nigerian economy …