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Can Financial Autonomy Improve Local Government Service Delivery?, By Onyinye Ough

The Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai recently set the stage for reforming Nigeria’s local governments. He has ended the joint account systems between the state and local governments in his state. In addition, the governor made a commitment to giving 10 percent of internally generated revenue to local governments…
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El Rufai and the Challenge of Building Kaduna In a Day With One Kobo (2), By Pius Adesanmi

In essence, Nasir El Rufai will be held to different and much higher standards by the people of this state and by the rest of us who are not citizens of Kaduna but who are determined to work assiduously for his success in the next four years. Here is the…
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El Rufai and the Challenge of Building Kaduna In a Day With One Kobo, By Pius Adesanmi

Two years into his service as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El Rufai got me into trouble. A good friend of mine who held an important position in one of the top international development funding agencies in North America had put together some kind of “funders’ bazaar”. He…
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