Strengthening local government autonomy

When the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, issued new guidelines restricting withdrawals and financial expenditure of local governments, it undoubtedly initiated a process of restoring the declining relevance of the third tier of government.



Sat, 08 June 2019

NASS new accreditation guidelines and Press freedom in Nigeria

Media stakeholders, last week, resisted an attempt by management of the National Assembly to introduce some contentious guidelines for the accreditation of journalists covering proceeding in both chambers.





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Mon, 27 May 2019

Tasks for the next FCT minister

On November 11, 2015, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello assumed duties as the 16th minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari and subsequent clearance by the Senate.

He succeeded Senator Bala Mohammed whose tenure lasted from Apri [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019

Questioning Atiku’s citizenship

The citizenship of former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku as being contested by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is not a new low in politics but a dangerous one.

The APC in reaction to a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, pra [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019

JAMB’s far-reaching reforms








On March 18, 2019, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, announced at a critical stakeholders meeting in Abuja that it has put certain innovations in place f [...]

Sat, 06 April 2019

Inconclusive elections in Nigeria

Last week, all but three states were yet to conclude the electoral process in determining who the elected governors after the supplementary elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.




The elections [...]

Fri, 22 March 2019

The Task Before President Buhari

On February 27, 2019, at 4.20am, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yukubu, declared President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential election for another four year term. 


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Sun, 10 March 2019

2019 Elections: The Danger of Fake Results








Two decades into Nigeria’s democracy, election remains a fretful necessity, eliciting fear over possible violence, manipulation and widespread exclusion.

While [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


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