Monthly Archives April 2018

When Neutrality Helps the Victim

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel   The above statement by Elie Wiesel is the favourite quote of those that insist that everyone in Nigeria must be politically partisan. It is often used to denigrate those that refuse to be drawn into the current political milieu in Nigeria, and to paint them as unconscionable, irresponsible and unpatriotic. This unfair labelling is the action of oppressors and tormentors.   The politics that we practice in Nigeria is not based on ideology, principles or manifestos. Manifestos are
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The other side of GPAC²: Entering government in Nigeria | | UNU-MERIT’s BLOGUNU-MERIT’s BLOG

Fellows on our part-time PhD programme (GPAC2) work for governments and international bodies around the world. Their day jobs land them at the centre of events in geopolitical hotspots, meaning they are often better informed than even the best connected journalists. In this new series, we speak with alumni and fellows about historic events, hot topics and how their PhD research helped them in their careers. This time we asked PhD alumnus Joe Abah about his new role in the Nigerian Government. 1. In your dissertation you studied good functioning institutions in weaker states, with the case study of Nigeria. You graduated
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