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Portfolio Diversification between Developed and less Developed Economies: The Case of US and UK Investors in Nigeria

The hedging effectiveness of portfolio investment diversification between developed and developing economies is examined in this study; with a focus on the Nigerian stock asset vis-à-vis the stock assets of the United States (US) and United Kingdo...

Boko Haram on the Back Foot ?

The Lake Chad states should not too quickly proclaim “mission accomplished”, though the military response to Boko Haram has become more cogent. Even if they are forced to abandon their guerrilla war, or are made to abandon all territorial pretensi...

Policy Challenges of Climate Change and Adaptation in Northern Nigeria

Northern Nigeria is prone to climate change because of its proximity to the desert and increasing industrial and agricultural activities. The agricultural sector and economy are threatened if the loss of vegetative ecosystems continue. There is an...

A Note on the Economic Downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigeria-South Africa Comparison

Movements recently in the dollar-naira exchange rate, which followed the removal of the currency peg, has stimulated ongoing debate in the media that South Africa has regained its position as the largest economy in Africa. The prevailing notion ...

Empowering Lay Community-based Health Workers- Improving Primary Health Care Service Delivery in Delta State: How? And What Works?

The objective of the research programme is to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria that can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health car...

Shortage in Health Workforce: Experiences of Primary Health Care Service Providers in Delta State Recommendations for Improvement

This policy brief outlines some of the actions that should be taken to enhance the health workforce in primary health centres located in rural areas of Delta State for the attention of the Delta State government and other providers of primary heal...

Achieving Community Participation in Primary Health Care Service Delivery: What Should We Do?

An action strategy is proposed in this policy brief for engaging communities in the promotion of primary health care services in rural communities of Delta State. The term 'community participation' is commonly understood as the collective involvem...

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea: Establishing Law, Generating Order

"Maritime security has become a buzzword in recent years as criminal activities at sea threaten a wide range of geostrategic, security and economic imperatives. In few other places in the world is this problem more pointed than in the Gulf of Gui...

Ensuring the Availability and Access to Essential Drugs in Primary Health Care Facilities in Delta State: Challenges and Way Forward

Some of the key challenges of primary health care delivery, especially in isolated rural areas, is the provision of equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectiven...

Return Migration Patterns and Characteristics in Rural Communities of Nigeria's Niger Delta Region: Implications for Rural Development Policy

This paper analyzed the return migrants post-return occupational choice behaviours in their communities compared with the traditional occupations that characterize their communities. State and non-state actors in Nigeria have a major role to play ...

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care Situation in Delta State: Key Challenges and Recommendations for Improvement

On the basis of the findings outlined in the document, there is an urgent need in Delta State to strengthen the delivery of maternal and child health care through innovative community-based approach. In this context, actionable policy strategies ...

Climate Change and Advocacy on Adaptation Strategies at the Local Level in Nigeria

In this paper it is argued that the proof of effective climate change adaptation strategies in Nigeria lies in improved resilience of the hundreds of millions of people living in communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. I...

The Impact of the Amnesty Programme on Rural Communities in Niger Delta : Perspectives on the Experiences and Views of Sampled Community Members

This qualitative survey of selected rural communities in the Niger Delta emphasized that the inhabitants of these communities have not felt remarkably the impact of the Amnesty programme in terms of improving their wellbeing. They expressed the v...

Why Nigeria Should Consider Adopting the Montreux Document Relating to Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs)

"There is an appetite for the services of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in Nigeria, despite its far-reaching legal and political implications. Since Nigeria returned to multi-party democracy in 1999, more of these PMSCs have been...

Law and Climate Change in Nigeria

The presentation commences by explaining climate change with a short definition. Several issues are then discussed under the following heading : Climatic change versus global warming. Which are the greenhouse gases? Consequences of climate change...

Strategies in the Prosecution of Environmental Cases

This presentation commences by defining as well as highlighting certain aspects of environmental law. The necessity of having environmental legislation is discussed and an overview is given of its history and the classification of environmental l...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 29

This economic update informs about the following matters relating to the Nigerian Economy. The first article is about the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) which measures business performance and briefly discusses the decline in both the Manufacturi...

Farmer's Perceptions of Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Northern Nigeria: An Empirical Assessment

"This research paper looked at farmer's perception of causes, constraints and strategies towards effective climate change adaptation in northern Nigeria. Data were collected from 500 respondents using both qualitative and quantitative approaches...

Agricultural Innovations for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia: Empirical Evidence

In many African countries, food security at both the national and household level is a dismal. Africa has the highest prevalence of under nourishment. In West African sub-region, Liberia and Sierra Leone are among those with the highest rate of u...

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 30

This brief report discusses several matters regarding the Nigerian economy. The first article is about Crude oil - it discusses the significant decline of Nigeria’s bonny light price by 5.2% from $47.91 per barrel on July 1, 2016 to $45.41 per bar...

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