A world free from nuclear weapons: a call to action from Nigeria

As the world grapples with new security challenges, it is pertinent now more than ever for global leaders to uphold the rules and principles of international humanitarian law in ensuring that weapons with catastrophic humanitarian consequences, such as nuclear weapons, are eliminated from the earth.In this post, Fatima Alkali, an Associate Professor of international humanitarian […]

How to pull Nigeria from the brink

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019. The challenges […]

Nigeria: How Oil and Water Create a Complex Conflict in the Niger Delta

In the Niger Delta’s coastal communities, oil pollution of the marine environment has depleted the fishing and water resources that people have traditionally depended on for their livelihoods. This has led to a complex pattern of conflicts in the region since the late 1990s. Oil spills, gas flaring, and other activities of oil companies have led to massive […]

Nigeria: The Implication of COVID-19 on the Nigerian Economy

The Global Health Hazards and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings, the disease named Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19), was described as an infectious disease that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. […]

Nigeria Should Build Peace Like it Fights Coronavirus

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Director General, Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing press briefing by #COVID19 Presidential Task Force. United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC) Focusing on prevention and public information works against COVID-19. It can work against violent conflicts.Nigerian leaders struggling to reduce violence in the country’s myriad conflicts should take some lessons—from their own response […]