On July 26 and 27, 2017, the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives respectively passed the constitutional amendment bills for age reduction and independent candidacy, more commonly known as the #NotTooYoungtoRun Bill. The Not Too Young to Run Bill seeks to bolster youth political participation by reducing the age requirement
Ahead of the November 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) deployed long-term observers under its WatchingTheVote (WTV) project in every of the 21 Local Government Areas of the State to observe the pre-election environment using a checklist that is carefully designed to cover all aspects
By Joan Ejembi The Forum for Farmer-Herder Relations in Nigeria, an initiative of the Search for Common Ground (SFCGs), has identified lack of sustainability of government policies as the key factor responsible for the lingering Farmer-Herder conflicts in the country. Speaking Saturday in Abuja at a meeting of the forum, Conflict Analyst-Nigeria,
War makes for dangerous metaphors By Rebecca Gordon Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror.” Real soldiers have deployed to distant lands. Real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used. Real cruise missiles have been launched. The first MOAB, the largest non-nuclear bomb in
With Kim Jong-un once again raising the stakes with the flight test of a second, and more capable, ICBM-range missile—and U.S. intelligence assessing that North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads suitable for missile delivery—the United States and its allies must think realistically about possible approaches to addressing the increasingly acute
By David Bressan On November the 1st 1983, leading Russian and American scientists, including author Carl Sagan, discussed the possible consequences of a nuclear war. Apart from the immediate destruction of infrastructure and the loss of millions of lives, the scientists were mostly concerned about the possible aftermath of such a war.