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Restructuring: This Too Shall Come To Pass, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...that the merry-go-round called restructuring today, a sovereign national conference and constitutional conference etc. will change nomenclature the next time around is annoying. Besides, the more we clamour for change the more things remain static. The agitations appear louder now than the president has given the agitators the cold shoulder,…
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Opinion

Regional Development Commissions As a Restructuring Model, By Rafiq Raji

The Niger-Deltans got their NDDC after a violent insurgency. So did the North-Easterners, after what is still a murderous war in that part of the country. Shall we soon forget the costs to the economy when the then new Buhari adminstration attempted to stop paying compensation to supposedly repentant Niger-Delta…
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Opinion

The Demon of Car Acquisition As Nigeria’s Achilles Heel, By ‘Tope Fasua

- The N330 million luxury cars purchased for Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in 2016. If the Federal Government is spending N20 billion on new cars, each state will spend an average of N5 billion on a yearly basis. With 37 states, that is N185 billion. Most of the money heads…
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Opinion

NDDC: The Task Before Ndoma-Egba-led Board, By Michael Jegede

The new board headed by Ndoma-Egba should also create a template for the equitable distribution of projects among the states of the region and constitute a team for the monitoring, inspection and follow-up of projects to ensure efficiency and reduce the cases of project abandonment. The task before the newly…
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