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Columns

Can Amina Bala-Zakari be appointed as INEC’s Acting or Substantive Chairman? By Jiti Ogunye

Following the expiration of the tenure of Professor Atahiru Jega as INEC's Chairman, on 29th June, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari swiftly appointed Mrs Amina Bala-Zakari as the Acting Chairman of INEC, thus displacing Ambassador Muhammed Wali, to whom Professor Atahiru Jega, relying on INEC's " internal and independent arrangement", had…
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Columns

A Case for Adopting Open Contracting in Nigeria, By Seember Nyager

Last week, there was an outcry over a contract of 78 Million Naira for the upgrade of the website of the former governor of Lagos State. In response to the outrage that followed, the former governor publicly clarified the scope of the contract by providing a breakdown of costs for the…
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Guest Columns

Curbing Nigeria’s Personal Sector, By Soji Apampa

A personal sector driven by patronage lacks the kind of philosophical and ideological vision and orientation that is committed to developing a model society. Individuals sold out to this sector have no dream for the collective beyond the satisfaction of their personal desires. The personal sector is defined as that…
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Guest Columns

Removing Nigeria’s Fuel Subsidy Is A Lame Excuse, By SKC Ogbonnia

...there is hardly any such thing as a perfect or an ironclad policy. The fuel subsidy policy can always be restructured to reflect current conditions, including crude oil as well as pump prices. Besides, which of the various policies in any sector of the Nigerian economy has actually worked as…
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Guest Columns

Setting A Foreign Policy Agenda for the Buhari Presidency, By Babatunde Afolabi

In recent times, however, Nigeria has not pulled its weight at the continental level for various reasons, such as its inability to produce a coherent continental agenda, and its limited representation at the highest decision-making level of the AU. Perhaps, with the development of a coherent foreign policy strategy following…
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Opinion

Bishop Kukah and the Jonathanian Logic, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

His second point–perhaps the Jonathanians’ strongest–is that Jonathan is a hero. He is a hero because he conceded defeat in an election he clearly lost. This perhaps was what he meant by “spectacular actions” he took. He is a hero therefore should not be investigated. He is immune from been…
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