Constituents financial needs are not part of legislators' functions

We require Attitudinal And Moral Compass Change strategies for both political and citizen classes. Citizens must be appealed to by a media outreach and fora like this to reduce the need to accost the politicians for funds to substitute for the failures of politics- unemployment, ill-health, no scholarships, high interest rates, and meet the challenges of an ‘I de manage’ mentality. ‘NOBODY WANTS TO BEG’. more…

Event Reports | April 14, 2016

Citizens Conversation With Elected Leaders

For most people, democracy is simply about the ritual of periodic elections. Seldom, if ever are they concerned with what ever happens in between elections. Democracy without informed and active citizens will remain defective. To get citizens involved in participatory governance, there is need for a structure. more…

Event Reports | April 12, 2016

Training of Trainers of NSCDC

Lecturers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were trained on new materials for enhancing their lectures on civic education themes and peace and conflict issues. The training was conducted from 25th to 29th of May 2015 at the NSCDC Academy in Abeokuta. more…

Event Reports | May 25, 2015

The Governability of the Multinational State of Nigeria

Is Decentralisation the Solution or Part of the Problem?

Nigeria is extremely difficult to govern and has been put to the test many times. President Jonathan recently invited 500 representatives from across the country to come to Abuja for a major National Conference, discussing how to safeguard Nigeria’s future unity and its national development. But the latest attacks by religious extremists overshadow this endeavour. more…

Mathias Kamp | International Reports | June 19, 2014

Cooperation between the Executives and the State Parliaments in making Laws

The programme for delegates from parliaments of Plateau, Cross River and Ogun States took place from March 26 -27, 2014 in Obudu Mountain Resort. The theme was chosen to discuss how the cooperation between the executives and the legislature towards making good laws for their states could be improved. more…

Event Reports | April 9, 2014