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WIPF inaugurates young women political academy in Benue, Cross River

Maureen Okpe The multi- Party Organization, Women In Politics Forum is calling for applications to its inaugural Young Women in Politics Academy for young women in Benue and Cross River States. The academy which is established with support from the UN Women Nigeria, in recognition of the marginalization of Women in Politics

‘Politics as the bane of insecurity in Nigeria’

By Prince Ugo In Nigeria today, a lot has been said about the level of insecurity with regards to the spate of kidnappings and civil unrest as witnessed in some parts of the country. While this might sound like a genuine concern, it must be noted that there are indeed

‘In strategies to counter violent extremism, politics often trump evidence’

By Eric Rosand As dozens of countries develop national frameworks for countering violent extremism (CVE), they now have the benefit of research to help guide their strategies and policymaking. But despite this more sophisticated understanding of the multiplicity of factors that fuel radicalization and recruitment, policies and programs to counter violent

General Elections: Politics and the thugs of war

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this publication considered the disruptive roles of thuggery in Nigeria's political and electoral processes, especially the fears of violence and insecurity mounts in February-March, 2019

Killings: Buhari playing politics with National security–CUPP

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of politicizing national security admist several security challenges in the country. The CUPP said Buhari is only focused on re-election despite his "lacklustre performance" and remains " unconcerned and insensitive to the plight of the people" The 1st National

BREAKING: Buhari rejects Oyegun’s tenure elongation

Reports reaching Global Sentinel now indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider reversing the tenure extension of the party’s national working committee (NWC) led by its chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. The president was quoted to have said this at