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The State of ICT in Nigeria 2018

At a time when the ICT sector is most needed to bolster Nigeria’s ailing national economy, the sector finds itself under considerable political and regulatory pressure, with the country sliding down global indices and some players even preparing to…

Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons Rights in Nigeria

The Initiative for Equal Rights commissioned Vivid Rain to conduct a social perception survey to understand how Nigerians view lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights issues. This poll, which is the fourth in the biennial series, was conducted…

Whatsapp and Nigeria's 2019 Elections : Mobilising the People, Protecting the Vote

“Social media has changed the face of politics in Nigeria.” So said many political candidates, professionals, non-governmental organisation (NGO) and civil society actors, scholars and political advisers interviewed as part of this research project …

Sorting Fact from Fiction: Nigeria's 2019 Elections

Our methodology during the elections was a highly focused version of our usual fact-checking process. A small team of seven individuals each had individualised functions. We had two spotters who monitored the online space, including Facebook groups,…

Buharimeter 2019 Survey Report

The 2019 Buharimeter National Survey elicits the views of Nigerians on three key areas. These are: reflections on the recently concluded General Elections; policy priorities of Government; and strategies to address lingering challenges facing the c…

A Reflection on 20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria

The Fourth Republic differs from the three previous Republics we had in Nigeria in several respects. For one, it is the longest. While the First Republic lasted 5 years from Independence, the Second Republic lasted four years and three months while …

Sustainability Implications of Nigeria's Water Use Patterns

Nigeria has significant renewable water resources; however, the current reality is that most of it is poorly utilized and managed, thus raising important sustainability questions. There are several concerns associated with the water situation in the…

Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of Boko Haram, is growing in power and influence. From its territorial base on the banks and islands of Lake Chad, this jihadist group is waging a guerrilla war across north-eastern Niger…

Beyond Tweets and Screams: Action for Empowerment and Accountability in Nigeria - The Case of #BBOG Movement

This paper explores the nature, role and dynamics of new forms of social and political action as pathways to empowerment and accountability in fragile conflict- and violence-affected settings in Africa. Through an in-depth analysis of the case of …

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 35

The first article is titled: 'Fall in GDP growth rate'. It discusses Nigeria’s economy which performed poorly and witnessed a second consecutive quarter of weakened growth as real GDP slowed to a year-on-year growth rate of 1.94% in the second quar…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 36

The first article is titled: 'Fall in Foreign Capital Inflows'. Capital importation into Nigeria dropped significantly in first quarter of 2019 with more than 26 states unable to attract any form of foreign investment during the quarter. At $5.82 bi…

The Subnational Political Resource Curse: Allocations, Internally Generated Revenue and Spending Priorities in Nigeria

This study represents an attempt to test for both tax and spending effects in the Nigerian subnational context. It is not the first to do so; Elemo (2012) found that increases in IGR in subnational units led to greater public investment and legislat…

Nigeria Economic Update Weekly Digest Issue 40

The document comprises several articles, in the first article, titled Decline in Stock Market Indices it discusses the Market indices at the Nigeria Stock Exchange which closed downward in the trading week ended October 4, 2019. The bourse recorded …

The African Union (AU) and Migration: Implications for Human Trafficking in Africa

Through the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) or Abuja Treaty (1991), the African Union (AU) promotes the formation of Regional Economic Communities (RECs), such as among others, the Economic Community of West African States…

Nomadic Pastoralism and Human Security: Towards a Collective Action against Herders-Farmers Crisis in Nigeria

Land use is a fundamental agrarian question which remains central to the economic survival of humanity, especially in Africa. The limited access to land in most African social formations has engendered a fierce competition between non-agricultural…

Migration and the Dislocation of Nigeria’s Social Fabric: The Governance Question

In recent years, the trend of irregular flow of persons across national borders has become a matter of grave concern within the global community. Given that the drivers of migration have continued to escalate, there are slim chances that this trend …

Insecurity, Forced Migration, and Internally Displaced Persons along the Cameroon-Nigeria Border, 2003-2018

The Cameroon-Nigeria border is plagued with insecurity challenges and serious threats to the border communities. Following the Boko Haram attacks, the counter-offensive by the Cameroonian and Nigerian armed forces, and the attacks between the Southe…

Evaluation of State Social Protection Programmes in Nigeria

The objective of this work therefore, is to evaluate two government social protection programmes namely, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), and the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the country. Specifically, the study will: Ev…

Everywhere as Grazing Land: Interrogating the Pastoralist Question in Nigeria

Trans humance pastoralism has been a long practice in Nigeria. It involves the movement of herders with their herds from one location to the other in search of pastures and water. In the course of the movements, herders have increasingly been coming…

Nigeria’s Debt Burden: Implications for Human Development

Nigeria’s total public debt stock rose continuously from NGN8.32 trillion in September 2013 to NGN22.7 trillion in March 2017. The high debt made the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warn the country of the economic consequences …

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