Opinion

The Chibok Girls: What Government Should Have Done, By Onyinye Ough

It has been three weeks (23 days) since over 200 young secondary school girls were abducted in Chibok, Borno state. The government’s response has been disappointing resulting in nationwide protests. There are many immediate actions that the Nigerian government should have taken to demonstrate its commitment as well as help…
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Opinion

Institutions vs Leadership in Nigeria’s fight against corruption, Onyinye Ough

At least two perspectives on fighting corruption have emerged this week from key Nigerian reformers that served together during the Obasanjo era. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, during a BBC interview with Will Ross, passionately emphasized the need for strong institutions and systems to tackle corruption.  To the extent that she was…
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Opinion

A Model Manifesto for Tackling Nigeria’s Corruption, By Onyinye Ough

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) recently presented their draft road map on fighting corruption as part of their manifesto. APC has identified some entry points for tackling corruption in Nigeria- in particular ensuring the independence of anti-corruption agencies through funding them directly from the consolidated revenue…
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