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Operationalising Open Government Partnership (OGP) In Nigeria.
The Buhari administration
made the commendable move of joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP),
The partnership has the potential to unblock those challenges that have
prevented the government from providing effective service delivery to
citizens. The process of operationalising OGP in Nigeria has started.
Nigeria government and citizens need to learn from the experiences of
other countries and engage the process in a way that will lead to the
accelerated development of Nigeria.Details
Abuse Of Integrity
And Breach Of Trust. By
Farouk Martins Aresa
If Buhari can clean up corruption in the Judiciary and the Police as
he had embarked on in the Army as soon as he was elected, we will
see more changes (except for Burutai property in Dubai). We do not
expect a perfect system but enough to make most promises stick. He
was elected knowing his fault and weaknesses, especially regarding
some of his appointments. But Nigerians are so sick and tired of
corruption, they are willing to ignore some of his blind spots.
APC Imbroglio: Is
Bola Tinubu guilty? By Abiodun
Well, while I may
be insufficient at supplying answers to these troubling questions,
until proven otherwise, I hold the notion that Odigie-Oyegun was
either misunderstood, misrepresented or used by some
principalities higher than him. Again, until there is evidence to
the contrary, I am also of the firm belief that President Muhammadu
Buhari is too decent a leader to be involved in this messy and
rather childish tricks that take nobody anywhere.
Consolidating the Gains of the Fight against Corruption in Nigeria: The
Need to Ban Convicted Looters from Holding Public Office for Life.
By Dr. Abubakar Alkali
Buhari of 1983 is still the same one of 2016 as far as his stand against
corruption is concerned. Remember that Mr President started his war
against corruption in 1983 as a military head of state (During his war
against indiscipline WAI). Mr President is not ready to jettison what he
started 33 years ago. When you fix corruption, you automatically fixed
95% of Nigeria’s problems. Details
Little People Pay Taxes Corporate Welfare Bums Do Not.
Farouk Martins Aresa
politicians make more money in salaries and allowances than other
politicians in the world. Yet nobody asks or query them about how much
they pay in taxes. Ask anyone of them how they accumulate so much money,
they usually claim their wealth is from their businesses. If business is
so good and profitable, we wonder why the country has not shared their
prosperity. The fact is most of them only give honest business men and
women a bad name.
Is Nigeria Ready
Nigeria has always
been a country hanging by a thread, balanced on a needle and always on
the edge. Nigerians for so long have wallowed in a state of uncertainty
and misery. Nigeria was well on a path to a suicidal self destruction,
we were in dire need of some kind of fairy tail romance before we
finally imploded to oblivion. Buhari in his second coming drove us madly
in love when he promised us ‘CHANGE!’. The promise of change resonated
with every Nigerian. People from every state, city and village flocked
en-masse and voted for change. The divine message has been heard and
Nigerians were finally ready for a euphoric beginning with Buhari.
Youth Restiveness, Militancy and the Intractable Problems of the
Niger-Delta. By Austin Emaduku
If the Federating
States must exist as Centres of developments rather than wasteful
bureaucracies, then they must be empowered to develop at their own
space. There are serious efforts by the Buhari Administration to
diversify the Nigerian economy away from dependence on oil. This is good
but can at best be only a short time measure while we commence the
process of truly fashioning out a new federal constitution that is
agreed upon by all constituents.