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July 1, 2020

Ibifuro Asawo: The Cost of Re-Opening our Schools in the Pandemic (Part 1)

  The outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic which led to lockdowns, emergency health and food crisis, loss of lives amongst other things has crippled economies across […]
June 19, 2020

Piracy and Sea Robbery in Rivers State – June 14-20, 2020

  This weekly update spotlights piracy and maritime crime in the Niger Delta with a particular focus on sea robbery in Rivers State. Emerging trends indicate […]
June 16, 2020

Nigeria’s Public Education in a Post-COVID World: Strategies for Inclusive Learning in Tertiary Institutions

  POLICY MEMO (Stanford/MIT COVID-19 Policy Hackathon) To: Adamu Adamu, Honourable Minister of Education, Nigeria From: Ebenezar Wikina, Chimdi Chukwukere, Comfort Onyaga, Kehinde Adebiyi, Oteheri Akinruntan […]
June 2, 2020

Bad Philanthropy: The Rinsing of Toxic Money

  By Ese Emerhi & Nkasi Wodu If philanthropy can be defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed by the generous donation […]
May 29, 2020
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Gang Violence in Cross River State | May 24-30, 2020

  This weekly update looks at gang violence in the Niger Delta with a particular focus on Cross River state. Gang violence is a prevailing security […]
May 19, 2020

Dirty diesel, petrol, and kerosene; the toxic trio for Nigerians’ lungs and livelihoods

  SDN today reveals research that suggests low quality, highly toxic fuels are sold to Nigeria by international commodity traders. These traders exploit Nigeria’s weak and […]
May 15, 2020

Kidnapping in Bayelsa State | May 10-16, 2020

  Recent trends indicate a resurgence of kidnapping for ransom in Bayelsa state. Kidnapping is increasingly becoming frequent and geographically dispersed in the state. According to […]
May 8, 2020

Dayo Ibitoye: After COVID-19, innovative financing will be needed to solve Africa’s health problems

  There are now over two million COVID-19 cases globally, and about 30,000 confirmed cases in Africa. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that at best […]
April 30, 2020

Ebenezar Wikina: What COVID-19 has taught us about the future

  [Earlier published on March 21, 2020] One thing is certain; the world, our world, will never be the same after this pandemic. As of today, […]
April 30, 2020
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Delta relaxes lockdown, continues dusk-to-dawn curfew | Niger Delta COVID-19 Update

  Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday announced the relaxation of lockdown declared on April 1, 2020, as part of measures to check the […]
April 30, 2020

Akwa Ibom confirms 12 cases, revises 2020 budget | Niger Delta COVID-19 Update

  Chairman of Akwa Ibom State COVID-19 Committee and Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, has said the state has been making significant strides […]
April 16, 2020

Akinbola Tobi: Impact of Youth Service Corps on National Development

  National development is the capability of a nation to ensure that citizen’s lives are improved through social welfare provision e.g. providing of social amenities; quality […]