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On Arresting the Drift Towards Chaos, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria is drifting towards chaos and the time to act to revive the country is now. Here is therefore the need for all responsible Nigerians to join hands in the struggle to halt the drift and reposition Nigeria for electoral integrity and stable democratic development. Yesterday, the Working Group on…
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Nigeria: Breaking the Yoke of Donor Dependency, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Since they say that we are now a middle-income country, let us recover our pride and design and implement a holistic exit strategy from dependency on donor funding for social sector programmes, while generating domestic resources to ensure sustainability. This week, I facilitated a workshop of National Assembly members jointly…
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Over-sighting Defence Expenditure, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Procurement processes should be transparent and open without necessarily compromising national security. The anti-corruption strategy should be from the top to bottom from the presidency down to the lowest level, and the military must wean itself from their ugly past, renew and reengineer itself for an open In the 2017…
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Opinion

Answering the Nigerian Tax Question, By Motunrayo Famuyiwa-Alaka

To pay or not to pay? This question is generally absurd, but perhaps, a forgivable enquiry in Nigeria’s taxation narrative. Tax is compulsory. Yet, it is a social contract with obligations, as well as responsibilities. Citizens are bound to pay taxes in exchange for the provision of social amenities that…
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Guest Columns

Overcoming the Limits of EITI in Nigeria, By Dauda Garuba

Perhaps, the biggest obstacle that EITI implementation is yet to overcome in Nigeria is its inability to deliver poverty reduction, reduce conflict and guarantee sustainable development as anticipated in the concept that gave birth to it. The 30th edition of the International Board meeting of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)…
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