Opinion

The Importance of Getting National Priorities Right, By Oluwadele Bolutife

Between the two arms of government as alluded above, which can be said to be getting the priority of governance right?.. Both arms of our government have taken us for granted as they only pursue self-serving priorities and care less about what is of importance to the citizen they ostensibly…
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Opinion

The National Assembly and the Monetisation of Oversight Functions, By Oluwadele Bolutife

Monetisation might be well-intended, but the reality today is that it has opened new vistas full of cans filled with worms that many pretend do not exist, but is gradually destroying our collective vineyards. Who will deliver us from the ‘little foxes’ in the name of oversights destroying our vineyards?…
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Opinion

Deathly Ban On Free Expression and the Rise of Fascism, By Chido Onumah

At a time Nigeria requires a robust conversation about its politics, economy, ethnic relations, unity, and indeed, future, the country’s over-indulged lawmakers, egged on by a president who is anything but a democrat, are placing a deathly ban on free speech. This proposed ban must be opposed and defeated by…
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Opinion

The Necessary Decision For A Vibrant Ninth Senate, By Robert Alaba

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out clearly with a position that the presidency of the Ninth Senate has been zoned to the North-East geo-political zone. Beyond that, the party appears to have indicated in strong terms that its choice for the top job in the upper chamber…
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Columns

Abracadabra, the Electoral Act and Irresponsible Political Action, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The current timing of the submission of the bills however is completely inappropriate and can only be considered as mischief. They should be withheld and the best time to present them is just after the general elections, so that whoever is in power after May 29, 2019 would dust them…
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Opinion

Spending Without Appropriation, By Eze Onyekpere

This development provides the opportunity for the National Assembly to reaffirm the process and procedure for withdrawals from ECA and similar funds. Fiscal governance is at the core of good governance and indeed is central to the welfare of citizens and development of society. The expectation is that our resources…
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Columns

Egotistical Senate Versus Hameed Ali and the Rest of Us, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Ali’s eye-for-an-eye methods are somewhat questionable, but that sort of ridicule is what you get when the third estate of the realm continues overstretching its limits and fails to rein in its ego. In any case, the entire ‘economic waste’ probe is nothing more than a gluttonous peep into the…
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Opinion

Power With(out) Responsibility: Apologia to Lawmakers, By Sani Zorro

...except we agree on the jurisdiction of the legislature to balance lopsided spending proposals against geo-political priorities, socially-relevant projects as agriculture to guarantee food security, basic education as a human right, as well as investments in health to safeguard the right to life, we will continue to wobble and dissipate…
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