Opinion

The Truth of Kachikwu As a First-Class Performer, By Kabiru Musa

...Kachikwu would by his high intellect, sound erudition, and master-class performance on his job remain a reference point for public and private sector servants, and would be relevant to our service space and public sector for a long time to come. The news about Dr. Ibe Kachikwu’s first class details…
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Opinion

From Subsidy To Under-recovery: A Persistence of Illegality, By Eze Onyekpere and Gregory Okere

If the president is interested in maintaining the price of PMS at the extant value, he should make a formal request for a subsidy regime which will be vetted by the National Assembly before spending without appropriation is an original sin against the constitution and we dare say, constitutes an…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Between Baru and Kachikwu: Spite, Arrogance and Power Grab, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It does not pass the smell test that Maikanti Baru initiated contracts for services beyond his pay grade and went ahead to sit as the chairman of the Tenders Board where he approved all the contracts he proposed, without prior approval by the NNPC Board of Directors. Ibe Kachikwu's sequence…
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Opinion

Issues Arising From Dr. Ibe Kachukwu’s Leaked Letter, By Femi Falana

In order to conduct a thorough investigation into the grave allegations of the reckless contravention of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Mr. Baru should be placed on indefinite suspension while the Presidency should refer the case to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The people of Nigeria were…
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Opinion

Extractive Sector Transparency, Value Maximisation, and Nigeria’s Economic Recovery, By Waziri Adio

We need sustained investment in health, in education, and in critical modern infrastructure that will make our economy more competitive and expand the creative, productive and competitive capacities of our people and by extension, of our country. This is how we can derive optimal benefit from endowment in natural resources,…
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Opinion

Nigerian Military’s Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Public trust in the army is a crucial component for victory in the war against insurgency. The people must be able to trust in the integrity of the armed forces; they must be able to rely on the army for the true picture of the war. Frequent release of false…
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Opinion

Tompolo of Niger Delta: Between Dialogue and Confrontation By Yushau A. Shuaib

As the father of the nation, President Buhari should employ humane and thoughtful strategies that would not exacerbate the already tense political and economic situations in the country. He should demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities through a compassionate disposition and diplomatic overtures to the belligerent militants whose sponsors are yet to…
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