Yearly Archives: 2016

How Nigerian govt caused economic recession — Emir Sanusi

How Nigerian govt caused economic recession — Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, on August 24, warned President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid repeating the mistakes made by former President Goodluck Jonathan so his administration does not end…

Why We Have Been Restructuring

Why We Have Been Restructuring

As the debate continues, we may also want to place the French option on the table. The tight fiscal situation in the country has made it difficult for regional governments…

Governing Our Humanitarian Crisis

Governing Our Humanitarian Crisis

There are two parallel efforts to address the governance of the humanitarian crisis… Why has none of the initiatives come to fruition after over one year of parallel discussions? I…

Reputational Erosion and the Dangers of a Rudderless Judiciary

Reputational Erosion and the Dangers of a Rudderless Judiciary

It is supposed to be the institution that could adjudicate in a manner in which justice could be delivered not withstanding the hierarchy occupied by the accused. What we are…

Comrade Adams, Activism, the Progressives and Governance

Comrade Adams, Activism, the Progressives and Governance

Activists have been very successful in opposing military rule and successfully struggling for democracy in Nigeria… The problem however was that whenever the transition to civilian rule occurs, those who…

The Jankara Syndrome and Conflicting Judgments: Have Our Judges Gone Mad?

The Jankara Syndrome and Conflicting Judgments: Have Our Judges Gone Mad?

If the truth is that the judges are compromised into deliberately making Jankara judgments, why are the judicial authorities silent? How can we deepen our democracy and continue to improve…

Parliamentary Criminality 101 In Four Sectors

Parliamentary Criminality 101 In Four Sectors

The Attorney General of the Federation is correct in ordering the EFCC to carry out investigations into criminal activities in the National Assembly. We must thank Speaker Dogara and former…

Monsanto’s Plot to Takeover Nigeria’s Agriculture and Our Policy Response, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Monsanto’s Plot to Takeover Nigeria’s Agriculture and Our Policy Response, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Ministry of Agriculture is proposing that agricultural research in the country should receive massive support. Our governments would engage its research institutions and bodies at different locations in the…

The Clash Between the Nigerian Army and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

The Clash Between the Nigerian Army and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

Religion is the arena of the highest level of passion and commitment, and by allowing too many of our young people to emerge without guidance and without opportunities… It is…

Buhari’s Appointments and the Theory of Access

Buhari’s Appointments and the Theory of Access

Our politics has been becoming more violent, crass, venal and self-centred because each one that gains access thinks only of excluding the other and creating more access to their…