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Corruption In Nigeria, A New Twist In The Tale?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Between 1988, when Lord Archer published his tale, and today’s Nigeria, “corruption” has evolved. The Swiss’ renunciation of deep levels of banking secrecy means quite a few felons would now quibble at taking their loot to Zurich. And even in the , today’s haven of One of the more colourful…
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The “Change” Processes V. the Imperatives of a Young Democracy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...it would seem that the new consensus — one which is likely to determine the fate of our current democratic experiment — is that when a force as compelling as “change” is upon a people as when one has a fever, obsessing about rules and laws is akin to the…
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On Today’s Meeting of the MPC; and the CBN’s Thought Processes, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Much of the public reaction to that document was taking up by attempts to parse Adedoyin Salami’s observation that the CBN may have turned “piggy-bank” for the federal government. Our laws don’t like this idea. Therefore, the Central Bank Act 2007 granted the central bank both goal and administrative independence…
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Democracies and Lower-Order Institutions, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Uhuru Kenyatta’s characterisation of the Supreme Court of Kenya as crooks or scoundrels, and his threat to fix the court once he’s re-elected are vulnerabilities that elections often fail to fix. They are not often enough, on their own, in jurisdictions with multiple fissiparous tendencies to lead to damaging vote…
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Of Social Media, Hate Speech, and a Resurgent Big Brother, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Admittedly, social media is new. But that does not mean we need to device more draconian means for policing users, and their usages, often committing scarce resources (as in the case of an army that so needs both signal and human intelligence on ongoing breaches of security) to this purpose.…
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