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Nigeria Economic Update Issue 7

In the first article which handles about the Monetary Policy, it discusses briefly the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the communiqué No.105 of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting and the results and outcomes. The next article discusses Cr…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 6

The first article in this short report is entitled: Crude Oil and discusses OPEC’s weekly basket price slump. The next article discusses Foreign Direct Investment and the latest figures of FDI flows to Nigeria. The next article discusses the inflati…

Poverty and Environmental Degradation in the Lagos Metropolis

The environmental problems confronting the Lagos Metropolis is examined in this paper. The problems are both natural and man-made and can be grouped into physical, sociological and management. After describing the phenomena of poverty and environmen…

An Assessment of the Progress made in the Implementation of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action on Aid Effectiveness: A Focus on Mutual Accountability and Democratic Ownership Principles: The Case of Nigeria

"Foreign Aid represents one of the funds accessible to National and Sub-National governments in Nigeria for the execution of development projects and programmes. As part of the deliberate will to ensure the good management, ownership and accountabil…

Nigerian Economic Update Issue 8

This short report comprises the following articles. The first headline: Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) discusses the decline in January 2016 of the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI, which measures business performance. The next article on C…

Governance Structure for Groundwater Management in Lagos State : The Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Perspective

The purpose of the presentation was : 1) to provide understanding into the governance gaps in sustainable management of groundwater; 2) to identify the impact on, and what role policy, legal, regulatory and institutional structures can make in rela…

Accountability and Performance of Government Agencies in the Delivery of Water, Education and Road Services in Nigeria

"Public service delivery in Nigeria is bedevilled with governance crisis especially in the education, water and road sectors in spite of alternative channels being developed to deliver services for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 9

This short update discusses several issues briefly. Firstly it talks about Crude Oil and Gas and specifically the OPEC weekly basket price which decreased by 7.4 percent from $29.20 per barrel on February 5th to $27.04 per barrel on February 12, 201…

Agricultural Mechanization and South-South Knowledge Exchange: What can Ghanaian and Nigerian Policymakers Learn from Bangladesh's Experience

Bangladesh recently has experienced fast growth in agri-cultural mechanization.Bangladesh’s experience can provide useful insights for many African countries that are seeking sustainable ways to promote agricultural mechanization. In Ghana and Niger…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 10

This update features several short articles. Under the heading: Foreign Exchange - the Naira's significant depreciation by 11.2% is discussed which escalated from N335/$ on February 12th to N370/$ on February 19th, 2016 at the parallel market segmen…

Nigeria in the World : Issues and Problems for the Sleeping Giant [Chapter 1] Nigeria's Foreign Policy

The concept of consultation in Nigeria's foreign policy dates back to the time of late Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa who, at times, consulted London to know what steps to take vis-a-vis certain issues. This analysis, however will be limited to the t…

Climate Change and Green Economy: Law as Driver of Change and Engine of Sustainability

This presentation on Climate Change starts off with an evolutionary perspective of how life on earth developed over millennia. The four main ecological phases are then described, followed by a definition of climate change. Greenhouse gases are discu…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 11

This short article discusses the following issues. Firstly, it talks about the crude oil price and the crude oil market, OPEC’s weekly basket price increase by 1.07 % from $29.02 per barrel in February 19 to $29.33 per barrel in February 26. A comb…

Capacity Building Workshop For Parliamentary Support Staff Of States And National Assembly (Water and Sanitation Group) Developing Legislative Agenda And Programmes For Waste Management And Water Development At The Federal, State And Local Level

Situated on the west coast of Africa, Nigeria has a population of about 167 million people. The country has been ranked as one of the twenty-five dirtiest countries in the world. Today most Nigerians still lack access to portable water, regardless o…

Impact of ‘New’ Global Trade Regimes on Regional Integration Processes in the South

The challenges of development as well as opportunities for the ECOWAS is critically discussed in this paper. It re-examines the philosophical and theoretical foundation of the ECOWAS, and also reviews some specific cooperative and integrative progr…

Child Marriage in Nigeria: (Il)legal and (Un)constitutional?

The article examines two issues. The first is the statutory elaboration of the constitutional protection of children, and the second is the suggestion that religious marriages trump children’s rights in Nigeria’s constitutional jurisprudence. These …

Insurgency in Nigeria: Addressing the Causes as Part of the Solution

The problem areas articulated by the former Chief Justice Dahiru Musdapher concerning causative factors of insurgency and instability in Nigeria, is examined in this article and a solution is proposed utilising an institutional framework that incorp…

Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

"Climate change is a major issue around which global development policy is being framed over the past few years. Because of low adaptive capacities and the projected impacts of climate change, a consensus has emerged that developing countries are m…

Technological Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation in Nigeria: Insights from Enugu State

"Climate change impacts depend on a range of the climate parameters' changes and on the country's social, cultural, geographical and economic backgrounds. The location and size of, and the characteristics relief in Nigeria especially Enugu state giv…

State(s) of Crisis: Sub-National Government in Nigeria

Nigeria generates about 20% of the total GDP on the African continent. Therefore, this country has the largest economy in Africa. With the presidential election in March 2015, the incumbent peacefully conceded defeat and transferred power to an oppo…

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