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Legal Implication of Sexual Violence. By Bello Idris

I personally chose not to belong to the school of thought which sees Police as responsible for the escalation of the problem because; you can always find within the Police Force some honourable Police Officers who uphold firmly to the ethics of their profession. Nevertheless, there is the need for the Police to be proactive in dealing with the cases of sexual violence reported to them. There is equally the need for gender sensitivity training for the Nigeria’s Police, Doctors, Security Forces, Judges and other officials in the Criminal Justice System and Lawyers. Details

 

The Misinterpretation of Muhammadu Sanusi II. By Gimba Kakanda

There is a reason the North of Nigeria is yet to be “on top of the situation”, as our policymakers tend to say even when a crisis is out of control, in the quest to redeem the escalating social problems that abound there. It is because we are in denial of the origins, starting from our manipulation and misapplication of religion in governance to the stark deficiencies of our ruling class, and its implications on the present. Details

 

Emir Sanusi And His Poor Understanding Of Northern Nigeria. By Abubakar Abdulmusawwir

I was certainly not caught by surprise when I read that Emir Sanusi in his key note address during the opening ceremony of Kaduna State investment programme said that the Northern Nigeria will be the poorest if the country is broken into components. I was not surprise because he is known to be making statements that are not correct or half truth. Details

 

Obasanjo’s ogbologbo solution to fight corruption. By Muhammad Ajah

Those who know the former President very well can attest to his self-styled bluntness in propagating staged melodramatic episodes that last longer in mind than its reality. It is an undiluted truth that as a man who has rigmaroled the corridors of power in Nigeria, he knows and understands very well the piece of land called Nigeria. Obasanjo has remained strong in the nation’s politics, moving majestically anywhere he thinks of, watching the rots he assisted in creating and dishing out piecemeal desiccated solutions whenever he feels attention would be engendered. He is always a major of the dramatis personae in the shows he often dedicates to his enthusiastic followers. In short, he would have won many awards as the protagonist of his own didactic verbiages.  Details

 

The Buharian Trade-Off Thesis Of Anti-Corruption Campaigns In Nigeria. By Abel B.S. Gaiya

The Buharian trade-off thesis may explain why Buhari is perceived to pursue an anti-corruption drive that is party-asymmetric, despite being relatively universalistic or indiscriminate in the 1980s. It (political sensitivity, that is) may also explain why there may be a pattern of news about detected corrupt persons forfeiting assets to the EFCC, but are not named, as opposed to the demands of Nigerians in response to Buhari’s previous claim that he would publish names. Details

 

The Forty-Five Million Dollars Lost & Found Is Mine. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Where else can one hide his money from armed robbers? It is unfortunate that we cannot put money in the bank, at the farm, in the freezer, in a sewage tank and inside our house anymore; without some busy bodies revealing it to Economic and Financial Crime Commission. The forty-five million dollars found in that Ikoyi apartment is mine. It must be returned immediately to me otherwise EFCC will see me in the court of law under democracy and the rule of law. Details

 

Kano Family Law: Making Issue Out Of Nothing. By Bello Idris

Whichever way it goes, the Emir needs to be liberal in his approach to issues that are dicey of this nature. He should not be seen to be personally too keen about the insertion of a particular issue into the proposed law. There is no point for hush- hush since he is not caught by any tenure. I personally vouch his line of thinking but I hate to see him loose the loyalty and respect he commands to the majority of his subjects. Details

 

Abuja In Heat And Darkness. By Okachikwu Dibia

Throughout today, I have been wondering what is wrong with electricity in Nigeria: why is it that electricity has decided not to be available in Nigeria? NEPA or PHCN suffered the allegation that as a public utility, it failed to deliver its essential mandate of providing regular and affordable power to Nigerians Details

 

 

An Overview Of Service Delivery Initiative: 12 Years After. By Otive Igbuzor, PhD

Over the years, there has been poor service delivery by the public sector in Nigeria leading to the launch of the Nigeria Service Delivery Initiative by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR in March, 2014. The Federal Government signed a social compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) to improve citizen satisfaction by promoting service excellence in Public Service.

In this paper, we examine the quality of public service delivery twelve years after. But first, we underscore the imperative of service delivery and the need for reform of the public sector to be able to deliver efficient, effective and responsive services. We argue that there are blockages to service delivery which need to be removed through comprehensive and holistic public service reform.  Details

 

So Men Of God Do Pray & Trafficate. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Since men and women fall into this trance, we should not be surprised that respectable ladies fall into the lap of pastors, stars, the rich and powerful. We may call it abuse of trust, which is true but not different from that of the Catholic Priest that abuses minors and children. Each time we are down and we seek salvation, we become vulnerable. Respectable scientists, doctors and researchers when struck by incurable diseases or cancer, have sought quacks in countries unimaginable.  Details

 

 

Greed Drives Locally Made Goods More Expensive. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Dangote recently announced that he was going into rice production while promising to flood the market and bring prices down. Well, it is true that most promises made by businessmen in Nigeria in particular have not been fulfilled. Critics pointed to Dangote promises about cement whose price has not gone down just as his entry into tomato production. In the case of tomato, he was not the only Nigerian that made promises.

We have to accept that there are more market forces at play than the promises of one man. This writer is not a supporter of Dangote and has pointed out his disagreement with him in other cases. Details

 

Nigeria’s National Assembly As Democracy’s Poisoned Chalice. By Godwin Onyeacholem

To say that Nigeria’s National Assembly has been living in infamy since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999 is to understate the severity of the country’s democratic woes. While less endowed but well-meaning and development-conscious counterparts on the continent are devising means of advancing the culture of popular representation through openness and improvement of the lives of their people, Nigeria’s so-called “distinguished” senators and “honourable” members are perpetually scheming for secrecy, swindling the electorate and the country and generally making lives more miserable for their constituents. Details

 

Political Impasse In The Gambia: The Facts, The Lies And The Bad Precedent (1 and 2). By  Ibrahim  M. Attahir, Esq.

 realized that, what was on the ground in The Gambia was contrary to what people were being fed with. I saw the scenario as a manifestation of a statement attributed to a former US President, Thomas Jefferson that: “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” This serious misinformation prompted me to write this piece as my humble contribution on the events in The Gambia. I hope it will put some records straight and separate the grain from the chaff, at least, for posterity.Details

 

Gladly and Gratefully Paying the Price. By Aliyu A. Ammani

... the Sokoto jihad is the best thing that ever happened to Hausa: the land, the language and the people. First, it united the hitherto disunited Hausa states. Second, and perhaps most important, it made the Hausa language the de facto lingua-franca of the caliphate which spans beyond the boundaries of the original Hausa states. Consequently, when the colonialists came, and as a result of indirect rule, Hausa language gradually became, in practice, the language of policy and administration across the entire northern protectorate of Nigeria. Details

 

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Truth and silence are not opposites

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The Looming Danger In The Bubbling Bonds And Treasuries Market

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That Excess $400m Mop Up!

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No Madam, Please Let’s Not Go There

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Are We Losing The Was Against Corruption?

 

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

Nigerians must also come to the painful realization that among the three arms of government of our presidential system of democracy, the indictment of senior judges and lawyers in recent times has become the most troubling manifestation of corruption in the land. In the ideal presidential system, it is the judiciary which is universally acknowledged to be the last hope of the common man in the arbitration of knotty or contentious issues. In spite of the damning indictments of some members of the bench last year, in the past two weeks alone, the state has lost no fewer than four high profile cases of corruption in the law courts. All were attributed to questionable judgments of the trial judges. Details

PeeCeeJay By Jideofor Adibe

 

Obasanjo’s Corruption Narratives

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Obasanjo was right on the role of public administration and oil in the emergence and exacerbation of corrupt practices. What the former President did not bring out forcefully however is that it was not ‘public administration’ on its own that was the root cause of corruption but rather the alienating character of the colonial State that created the public administration. The colonized people did not have any sense of co-ownership of the State and therefore did not have any emotional attachment to the state’s institutions, including its public administration. Details

POLICY INTERROGATION, DISCOURSE AND DEBATE BY  OSELOKA H. OBAZE

 

Leadership –The Challenge Of Our Intelligensia

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Today, our country is in state of arrested development at all levels, federal, state and local.  Increasingly, elected state governors deny local government officials the privilege of being elected by their own people.  This is simply unacceptable and must be condemned vehemently.  Furthermore, Governments continue to make promises that are never redeemed.  Governments now lay claims to projects that were never undertaken or executed. The overall result is incremental retrogression.  This is a fact too hard to swallow; but it remains the truth. Details

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D.

 

Nigerian children, Nigeria's future

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In the next few paragraphs I will tell quite a lot of us where our children are, while they are right under our noses, they have gone far away...today that Nigerian child can barely speak his local dialect, unless he lives in the suburb where English is restricted to pidgin, that Nigerian child is divided by those that never will get the Montessori education because they have to make do with the now non-existent local government education authority education where Maths is taught in Yoruba for better understanding. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Nigeria…Recession, Confusion, and Depression

 

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

All the entire political economic grammar above is in a nation that seemingly has a plan or is trying to layout one. In my beloved Nigeria, there is no plan, no one can see any infrastructural layout, bill whatsoever…by the day rather 2019 is more visible, in-fighting by the ethnic and faith nationalities. Supremacists battles on the political front involving boxers at both legislative, executive, judiciary and political party level; with everyone leveraging on citizenry apathy and division. Details

Decriminalising Artisanal Refining & The Transition To Modular Refining In Nigeria.

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Kọmbọ Mason Braide (PhD; FNSChE)

 

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

The intended outcome of decriminalisation, and transition from illegal artisanal refining to regulated refining, using standard modular refineries, is to creatively leverage on already existing indigenous petroleum products processing know-how and experience that is resident in the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, (even though crude, hazardous, and illegal), and then, to proceed to nurture a conducive environment for stimulating the domestication, growth, and progressive advancement of indigenous petroleum refining technology in Nigeria, in a structured manner, almost 50 years after the first ad-hoc attempts at local refining, during the Nigerian Civil War. Details

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