Opinion

Budget Padding Scandal: Nemo Judex In Causa Sua, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...the Speaker, being one of the accused, worsened his case with the clear violation of a sacred legal maxim through that House resolution presided over by There can be no better example of sitting as a judge in your own cause. This is against the principle of natural justice, equity…
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Opinion

Buhari and Udoma: Recession, Blames, Solutions, By Ken Tadaferua

This is no time for sticking to primordial sentiments and blame games. Nigeria must change if it must grow. And that change must begin with President Muhammadu Buhari. He has to be the champion of the vision and lead the charge for change. President Buhari blames the past administration for…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Reforming the Corruption-ridden National Assembly Budgetary Process

On July 20, Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced the removal of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Initially, it appeared to have been a non event because there is a long tradition of appointing and removing committee chairs in response to in-house politicking. This one…
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Opinion

#Dogara-gate: Some Takeaways From My Visit To Presidential Committee Against Corruption, By Abdulmumin Jibrin

While I will continue to expose corruption in the House, I will vigorously pursue these wide ranging reforms that, as an insider, I know can be implemented immediately as a quick win, while assisting and cooperating with the anti-corruption agencies in the investigation and prosecution of culprits. I have very…
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Opinion

Yakubu Dogara: President Buhari’s First Major and Dangerous Failure!, By Frisky Larr

If Muhammadu Buhari wants to write his name in Nigeria’s history book as the cleansing General, who picked up the pieces and rebuilt the whole, he will do well to start retracing his steps very quickly, here and now. Just one misstep will be enough to obliterate a million good…
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Opinion

Issues In the Padding and Un-padding of Budget 2016, By Majeed Dahiru

There is no doubt that the budgeting process has not been without challenges. The executive must henceforth ensure a proper implementation of the budget in other to give life to the good intentions behind the regional and constituency projects. In line with the anti-corruption stand of the current administration, all…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Killer Herdsmen and President Buhari’s Unsettling Apathy, By Nnamdi Anekwe-Chive

The president must face the reality of the danger the killer herdsmen portend to the existence of Nigeria, and the fact that it provides ready ammunition for militants and activists in the South, who are also waging a low intensity warfare against the state. One can hope the president would…
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Opinion

Does the National Assembly Have the Power to Alter Budget Estimates?, By Femi Aborisade

...it is a misconception to argue that the legislature has no power to alter budgetary estimates prepared by the executive. The long term public interest would be better enhanced where the existing powers of the legislature in Nigeria to alter budgetary estimates by the executive are sustained. In this article,…
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