Columns

Needless Furore Over Election Sequence, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...those who think the current arrangement is targeted at President Buhari are actually stoking the fire of discord among politicians and heating up the polity. Nigerians should bear in mind that when the changes were made to the election sequence in 2010, it was to the advantage of then President…
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Opinion

The National Assembly Vs. Fashola: the Unending Issues, By Oluseun Onigbinde

The issue of appropriation should be tested at the Supreme The framers of the constitution already gave the powers of budget implementation to the executive. This means there are no legal consequences if certain projects are not funded, rather there are only political implications in the next budget cycle. The…
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Columns

The Unbearable Cost Of Political Foolishness, By Okey Ndibe

Times are bleak in Nigeria. Yet, Nigerian senators who gathered to think about the subject of “governance accountability in Nigerian federalism” could not see beyond their noses. Their first and last order of business had to be to protect their own who may have committed grave crimes. For them, Nigerian…
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Opinion

Oil, Power and Environment in the 2016 National Budget, By Nnimmo Bassey

Permit me to end this short submission by requesting that the NASS publishes details of its expenditure and also to review the controversial Constituency Projects concept, as these projects can easily be taken care of by the various ministries and agencies. We applaud the leadership of the Nigerian National Assembly…
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Guest Columns

Buhari, ‘legislooters’ and the Change Agenda, By Chido Onumah & Godwin Onyeacholem

In this period of national emergency, of debilitating and fast dwindling national revenue, when an overwhelming population of government workers and their families are crying due to starvation occasioned by non-payment of salaries for several months, you would expect the legislators to say NO, not again; you would expect them…
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Opinion

Re: Sexual Offences Bill: Open Letter to Prof. Wole Soyinka, By Chris Anyanwu

I have read your open letter published on PM News and re-published on Bella Naija, and a number of online papers. No one who read that letter could miss the fury embedded in your words. I know where that fury comes from: moral fiber, good conscience, and love of people.…
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