Is the Nigerian media doing enough to support democracy?
Nigeria’s media was a key driver of the country’s pre-1999 democracy movement and continues to play an important role at critical moments of Nigerian history. But the media sometimes struggles to thoroughly investigate and report on issues that occur outside of its Lagos and Abuja hubs.
In this episode of the #IfNotNowWhen podcast, Amaka sits with Nigerian journalist and media entrepreneur Kadaria Ahmed to discuss the successes and shortcomings of the Nigerian media landscape. What are some of the constraints media outlets face in keeping Nigerian citizens informed even as it strives to hold government accountable? What is the media doing to address these challenges?
Post-Election Outlook for Power Sector
In this episode of the #IfNotNowWhen podcast series, Amaka sits with Ahmad Rufai Zakari, Special Assistant to the President on infrastructure.
What are the administration’s successes and failures in the power sector? What are some opportunities and challenges for the incoming administration in Nigeria’s quest for reliable electricity?
Innovative Solutions As Key To Unlocking Subnational Development
As Nigeria prepares to transition to new administrations at federal and state levels, the NASSBER Thematic Lead on Innovations and Intellectual Property, Ms. Chinenye Uwanaka, discusses innovative solutions as a major driver of subnational development, offering new and creative ways to address complex challenges and promote sustainable growth.
DigitALL: Powering A Gender-Equitable Future Through Digital Inclusion
To commemorate International Women's Day 2023, Join our podcast at XXX (WAT) to discuss the prospects of increasing the involvement of women and girls in technology creation, use, and regulation as this is critical to advancing a gender-equitable future. Join the conversation!
Nigeria’s 2023 General Elections: What Worked And What Didn’t?
On 25 February, Nigerians went to the polls to elect a new president and federal legislature.
In this episode of the #IfNotNowWhen podcast, Amaka sits down with Samson Itodo, founder and Executive Director of the leading Nigerian election-reforms advocacy group, YIAGA Africa, to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Nigeria’s electoral processes. What went wrong in the 2023 general elections and what can be done to improve the process for future elections? Join the conversation!
Is It Possible To Break Into Nigeria’s Elite-Dominated Politics As An Outsider?
Since 1999, one or two large political parties have dominated Nigerian elections. In the last few electoral cycles, there have been high-profile attempts to “break” the now entrenched two-party landscape. In this episode of the #IfNotNowWhen podcast, Amaka sits down with one of those “third party” candidates, Kingsley Moghalu, to discuss key takeaways from his experience.
What Is Wrong With Nigeria’s Public Service, And How Do We Fix It?
No state can provide critical public goods without a competent bureaucracy. Nigeria’s public service has been criticized for being inefficient, costly, and ineffective.
In this episode of the #IfNotNowWhen podcast series, Amaka sits down with Dr. Joe Abah, former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Services Reform to unpack what went wrong with Nigeria’s once vaulted public service, and what can be done to fix it.
Election 2023: Who Are The Candidates And What Are Their Paths To Victory?
For the first time since the 1999 democratic transition, there are three nationally competitive Nigerian presidential candidates: the ruling party’s Bola Ahmad Tinubu, the main opposition PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party’s Peter Obi. Rabu’i Kwankwaso will also have a meaningful impact on electoral outcomes in the northwest region.
In this Season 2 debut to the #IfNotNowWhen series, Amaka sits down with Waziri Adio, the founder of Agora Policy and a long-time columnist/political commentator, to unpack the candidates’ backgrounds and paths to victory.
#IFNOTNOWWHEN Podcast Series - Season 2
Welcome to the Season 2 of the #ifnotnowwhen podcast series hosted by Amaka Anku. In this season, as we approach the Nigerian Elections in 2023, we will focus on the electoral and policy landscape. Join us!
Thank You For Season1 Of #IfNotNowWhen Series:
The #IfNotNowWhen series invites you to join conversations that approach Nigeria’s most serious challenges with nuance, balance, and data. Join as we explore controversial and timely topics with thoughtfulness and a consideration for different perspectives.
Why should Nigerians care about addressing the country’s revenue crisis? How do we stimulate more idea-creation in Nigeria’s public discourse? What exactly is driving herder-farmer clashes in Nigeria and what can be done about it? Is corruption really Nigeria’s biggest problem?
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