Elections 2015: Putting Youth at the centre of Governance in Rivers State, Nigeria

The next election cycle in Nigeria is now full-steam. Individuals across different party lines are positioning themselves to win their party’s nomination to present themselves as candidates for various political offices. The situation is similar across the country. One trend that is however emerging about this election cycle is the use of ethnicity and religion as …

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Sustainable Development Goals: How Youth Friendly is the Open Working Group Outcome document?

The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals released its draft outcome document on July 19, 2014. I find it quite interesting that the conceptual framework of the proposals made in the document is grounded in poverty reduction. Given the amount of theoretical and methodological work that has been undertaken since the adoption of the …

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Jobs for sale: The Commodification of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

A lot has been written in the media regarding the recent tragedy of 19 reported deaths and scores of injuries which resulted from the mass recruitment exercise of the Nigerian immigration service (NIS). This post attempts to situate the discourse within the broader context of government’s responsibility, recruitment practices and the morality of charging unemployed …

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