Columns

Padded Budgets, Padded Change, By Okey Ndibe

The whole scandal is an opportunity to rethink the structure and size of Nigeria’s machinery of governance. I’ve said before, and restate here: There’s no financial or political sense in having full-time legislators in Nigeria. In many states in the US, lawmakers are part-time, and merely receive sitting allowances if…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Necessity for Better Government Communications Management, By Obo Effanga

One point the managers of information in this government must come to terms with is that government policies would, on the short run, be unpalatable. Many citizens would therefore resist and denounce them. It is therefore imperative for the information managers to provide the required information, regularly, accurately, precisely and…
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Opinion

Fiscal Transparency: Rolling Back the Gains of Reforms?, By Eze Onyekpere

With the enactment of the FRA, one had hoped that transparency will be made the cornerstone of economic and fiscal policy. However, recent developments are pointing in the opposite direction and this leads to the valid question: is change the same thing as lack of transparency in fiscal governance? The…
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Guest Columns

Arresting the Governance Crises in Rivers State, By Citizens for Justice

The present distress feeds from the determination of the newly installed Nyesom Wike-led government to establish its authority by dismantling the Amaechi elements and institutions, which are perceived as either illegal or inimical to the interests of the administration and the PDP hotly contested issues have accentuated the pitch of…
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