In 2021, two NERCT series events were held. The first event in April discussed pandemic disinformation and how it impacts the vaccination campaign in Nigeria. The theme “Between Fear, Bias and Reality” covered scientific breakthroughs on COVID-19 vaccines as well as governmental strategies to communicate total and partial lockdowns to their citizens.
The second event in December focused on banditry, organized crime, and terrorism in Nigeria. Dr. Al Chukwuma Okoli, a senior lecturer in Political Science at Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria, gave a highly insightful presentation on the topic, including his latest research findings which showed a trend of an organic band between banditry and insurgency.