Opinion

Ending Corporate Secrecy: Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Openness, By Yemi Osinbajo

...establishing a publicly accessible register of beneficial owners of companies may the easiest part. Making the register count will take a lot of work. It will be important to develop mechanisms to verify the data disclosed and to build the capacities of tax authorities, law enforcement agencies, media and civic…
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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

Open Government Policy and Liberia’s Political Future, By Uche Igwe

Whether the incoming government, like the outgoing one, will leverage on the Open Government Partnership to continue to implement policy changes in favour of good governance and accountability and how this could contribute to the country’s recovery from fragility, remains a matter of conjecture. One of the most fascinating quotes…
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Opinion

Unmasking the Real Owners of Nigeria’s Extractive Asset, By Godwin Okpene

What beneficial ownership transparency seeks to do is to put information in the public domain and thus expand the options for official accountability. It would require citizen vigilance to ensure regulatory diligence. Citizen action would not only ensure that the rules are being followed, but that citizens will demand answers…
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Opinion

The Way to Take NEITI Forward, By Hannatu Musawa

NEITI (Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) is the body in Nigeria with the statutory mandate to ensure transparency in the extractive industries. The extractive industries in Nigeria comprises mainly of the petroleum and mining sectors. The objectives, nature, structure, principles and procedures of NEITI are derived from the Extractive Industries…
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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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Guest Columns

The Emerging Buhari Doctrine, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

To summarise the Buhari doctrine. Be low key, speak only when necessary, act behind the scenes and face problems head on after carefully reaching a decision based on examining all available facts. The past few weeks, post May 29th, have been a whirlwind of activities in Nigeria. A new government…
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