October/November 2022

Nengi Omuku

‘People Seem to be Trying to Reconnect with Nature’ In Conversation with Nengi Omuku

‘I thought about how we’ve all gone through this traumatic event, the pandemic, and faced endless loss and illness,’ Nengi Omuku says. ‘I realized, via scrolling on social media and watching the news, that people seem to be trying to reconnect with nature and choosing to acknowledge all that it has given us.’
Nigeria’s Democratic Structures

‘For the People, by the People’ Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria’s Democratic Structures

For decades, Nigerian citizens have been denied the opportunity to contribute to shaping the laws and policies they are governed by. The notion that political engagement is the preserve of the elite has eroded public trust in democratic structures. In order for this trust to be restored, this author argues, the innate power of civic society to shape the political destiny of the nation needs to be re-emphasized.