Opinion

Due Process: Between Security Votes and Oil Contracts, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...in an exigency, due process can be ignored to justify the Machiavellian principle of "the ends justify the means" on security votes and oil contracts for national interests. Successive administrations in Nigeria, including the current one, claim to promote transparency and accountability by following due process in financial dealings and…
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Opinion

Fuel Scarcity: The Consequence of a Persistent Failure To Adjust, By Nonso Obikili

The argument that removing the price fixing behaviour will hurt the poor is not valid. There are much better and easier ways to target the poor than fixing prices. Especially since we all know that the poor use a lot less fuel than the rich and more affluent Nigerians. We…
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Opinion

Buharism As A Culture to Nurture for the Future, By Alaba Yusuf

Buhari's busy fingers could be seen moulding several pies. Ranging from his setting up of the Prof. Itse Sagay-led Anti-Corruption Committee, the request for special corruption courts, civil service reform, police reform, oil and gas reform, military reform, the cancellation of government sponsorship of pilgrims, the unification of citizens data,…
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Guest Columns

Buhari’s 100 Days in Office: Change Sans the Speed of Light, By Obo Effanga

I equally bemoaned the inadequacy of vital data on citizens, a necessity for development planning. I called on government to immediately strengthen and expand the national citizens’ registration system to ensure that every citizen from birth is captured in the database. I equally called for the harmonisation of every other…
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Columns

Cultivating a Culture of Prudent Resources Management, By Muhammadu Buhari

I would like also, as a former governor myself, to remind us the need for neighbouring states to cooperate closely on projects such as interstate and feeder roads, soil erosion, desertification and other developmental programmes. Our country is one and we who have the responsibility to run it must lead…
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Columns

Half-time, And A Quick-Win Mentality, By Tolu Ogunlesi

...considering that we have now come to the end of the first half of 2015 (the referee's whistle goes off tomorrow!), the Buhari government would do well to focus on implementing a 'quick-win' agenda – decisions that can be made and implemented immediately, and without requiring legislative approval – during…
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Columns

From State Failure to the Reconstruction of the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The process of the biometric registration of all adult Nigerians should be accelerated so that we can put a stop to top public officials engaging in criminal activities and claiming they are not the ones. Our judicial system should also be empowered to deal with perjury as criminal public officials…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s National Assembly and Problems With NNPC, by Austin Ibekwe

The incoming administration needs to ask questions why the PIB has sat in the National Assembly for so long The release of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ forensic report on the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised serious questions, even while it gave some serious answers. We now know that the $20…
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