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CLEEN Foundation in June 2008 moved to her new office complex (CLEEN Foundation Resource Centre) in Lagos. In futherance of her mission to promote public saftey, security and justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy and demonstration.. more
ELECTION SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENT: TOWARDS 2016 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN EDO STATE
As Edo State prepares for the gubernatorial election scheduled for September 10, 2016, the political atmosphere of the state is already charged ahead of the election that promises to be one of the most keenly contested in the history of the state. The tense political temperature is further heightened by the inflammatory utterances of the major candidates as well as reported cases of attacks and counter-attacks on their campaign convoys. In this analysis, the risk factors that may threaten public peace and security during and immediately after the election are examined as well how they can be checked or de-escalated.
SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA
The North-eastern part of Nigeria has attracted significant
attention of the public, journalists, politicians, civil society
groups, social scientists, foundations and international agencies.
The attraction was not a palatable one, but of great concern to
the safety and security of people resident in that part of the
country occasioned by the activities of the Jama’atu Ahlus
Sunnah Liddawa’ati wal Jihad (People Committed to the
Teachings of the Prophet and Jihad). The organisation has
acquired global notoriety and is popularly referred to as Boko
Haram. Since its dislodgement in 2009, it has succeeded in
reinventing itself into a guerrilla force unleashing deadly attacks
on people, villages, police stations, military posts, prisons,
churches/mosques, motor parks .....Read more
MONITORING AND ADVOCACY ON SECURITY SECTOR GOVERNANCE IN WEST AFRICA
West Africa is a region of profound experimentation in the development of collective security, challenges, institutions and mechanisms. Two important challenges that have been noted regarding the poor governance of the security forces are the 'politicization of the armed forces’, and the ‘defense corruption vulnerability of nations and the corruption in African armed and security forces.’ An intimate connection was made between the lack of democracy in a country, the poor governance of its armed forces, the country’s susceptibility to corruption, and the threat to human security of the citizenry.Previous studies on security governance in West Africa drew a great deal of .....Read more.
SECURITY THREAT ASSESSMENT: TOWARDS 2015 ELECTIONS
The conduct of the Election Security Threat Assessments (STA) was tailored
to provide a panoramic view of the security situation across the country as
activities build up towards the 2015 elections. By periodically highlighting
major threats to peaceful and credible conduct of the elections, we aim to
galvanize stakeholders in the electoral process in Nigeria to commence early
preparations for the elections. The findings of the election security threat
assessment in Nigeria cover such issues as level of preparations by INEC and
security agencies for the elections, activities of political parties,
aspirants/candidates and their supporters that might breach the public peace
before, during and after the elections if unchecked, the impact of the
persisting insurgency and.....Read more.
MIGRATION AND MOBILITY IN WEST AFRICA
The world as we know it today depends largely on migration to achieve the interspersing of cultures, goods, services and peoples. It serves as a veritable tool for adjusting skills, age and sectoral composition of national and regional labour markets, all of which when put together provide an enabling environment for the economic development of any society. Recognizing that the free movement of persons, goods and services is mandatory for economic development and regional integration, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has devoted much of its 40 years existence to promoting free movement of persons, goods and services across national boundaries in West Africa.While the efforts of ECOWAS to facilitate easy movement . .......Read more