State of the Nation: Time to take security serious

A troubling revelation emerged lately when Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, made shocking allegations that some officers were unwilling to fight insurgency. 

“It is unfortunate, but the truth is that almost every setback the Nigerian Army has had in our [...]

Mon, 01 July 2019

Coalition wants UN to do more on child bombers

The Coalition of Civil Society for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has charged the United Nations, UN, to do more to protect children that have become targets of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, as instruments for war.

In a statement, Sunday, by Dr Peter Hosea, Head of Ad [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

SERAP sues CCB over asset declaration of public officials

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Lagos, against the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, over the CCB’s claim that it could not disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and stat [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

Pupils’ rape: 7 FCT teachers face sack

There are strong indications that seven teachers of Junior Secondary School, Gwarinpa Estate, may face dismissal over allegation of sexual assault on junior students of the school, our correspondent can authoritatively report. 

Confirming the development to our correspondent, the Public Re [...]

Sun, 23 June 2019

Addressing marginalisation in Buhari’s cabinet

As Nigerians anxiously wait for President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the composition of his cabinet for his second term in office, many are hopeful that the president will use the opportunity to further unite the country that is fast disintegrating along ethnic, religious and political lines.


Fri, 21 June 2019

Agenda for 9th National Assembly

The relationship between the legislature and executive is one of the knottiest problems in the constitutional structure.

It has been argued that the three organs of government should be kept separate and distinct. But no arm is strictly separate and independent of the other. It is also observed [...]

Sun, 16 June 2019

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


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