The most urgent steps African governments and the international community should take to avoid a ‘lost decade’ in the wake of COVID-19

The year 2020 was welcomed with so much hope and great expectations. Individuals, institutions and governments everywhere had projections on ways to improve lives and livelihoods as well as laid down patterns to navigate the new year. Unfortunately, the world was shut down by the negative impacts of the coronavirus disease in March 2020 and…

Addressing Police Brutality in Nigeria through Securing Policy Reforms within the Nigerian Police Force

Introduction: The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is a creation of the Nigerian Constitution. Being a creation of the constitution, the NPF’s existence has validity. The constitution also provides that, “members of the Nigeria Police Force shall have such powers and duties as may be conferred on them by law.” Given this provision, any power and…

SARS: One menace, several stories

Thousands of innocent Nigerian lives have been taken by the very people that were charged with the responsibility of protecting us; this injustice has been perpetrated for years on end by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which is a branch of the Nigerian Police Force. SARS was originally established to stop crimes such as armed…