Columns

Transititonal Justice and the Insurgency In the North-East, By Jibrin Ibrahim

- Justice Chukwudifu Oputa It is difficult to talk about transitional justice without deep pedagogy that the spirit of mass punishment might result in a prolongation of the insurgency, thereby leading to more, rather than less, suffering. At the same time, many communities would be right to pose the question…
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Opinion

Choosing Between Nigeria and Morocco, By Owei Lakemfa

The conference decided that if by any subterfuge, Morocco is admitted into ECOWAS, there will be a mass mobilisation of Nigerians to withdraw their country from ECOWAS and kick the organisation and its secretariat out of Nigeria. With the 42-year old Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting in…
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Columns

In Nigeria Democracy Survives, But Not Because of Political Science, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yes indeed, the state of the Nigerian State is serious. The State is crumbling before our eyes and it is clear that a rescue mission is necessary. The community of political science has a duty at this time to work on a cure for the sickness of the State before…
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Opinion

Ensuring Regulatory Independence In the Power Sector, By Odion Omonfoman

Introduction Electricity regulation is still at its infancy in Nigeria. Prior to 2005, there was no independent regulation of the power sector, as the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was both the operator and regulator of the sector based on the NEPA or Electricity Act, LFN 1990. The Ministry of…
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Guest Columns

#BabaNowThatYouAreThere: Introducing the Buharimeter (www.buharimeter.ng), By Catherine Kyenret Angai

Elections on their own do not guarantee good governance. We often forget this truth. But democracy without good governance is effectively meaningless. The role of citizens as the ultimate sovereigns does not end with the electoral process. It actually extends to their capacity to be part of the governance process…
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