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What Is The Worth Of The Nigerian Life? (II) -By Sesugh Akume

It’s been 2 months since Ochigbo Ogar Jumbo, a 42-year-old civil defence officer was beaten to death in Abuja by 2 police officers before his wife and 2 sons, ostensibly for driving against the traffic during a morning rush hour on 20 March.What has come out of it? The police spokesman Frank Mba lied that […]

After 27 years struggle, great history was recorded when the National Assembly ratified June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. For 27 years we struggled, we spoke, we appealed, we begged, we asked and called the attention of the powers that be since 1999 that May 29 former President Obasonjo chose as Democracy Day is […]

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria is 100 % owned and managed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and it is the weakest in the Nigerian Electricity Network. TCN is the heart of the Generating and Disco Company that was privatized in 2013. Hence technically the FG owns the Disco and Gencos. Moreover The FG still […]

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Democracy is defined as a form of government in which power ultimately comes from the people who are governed, either through direct voting or through elected representatives. And this can range from a liberal direct democracy to an ‘illiberal’ totalitarian democracy. A democracy is led by a democracy while a totalitarian democracy is disguised dictatorship […]

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I am pessimistic over the inauguration day in Nigeria as a democratically elected president will be taking over power again even if it is said that he had rigged the whole process to retain the office yet it is a progressive step in the history of the most populous black country. Whether the date is […]

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Nigeria suffers from democratic overload. Governance expenses are hugely disproportional to its developmental strides and democracy dividends. This is reflected in the high recurrent expenditure relative to the capital expenditure at the federal, state and local government levels. Since the return to civil rule in 1999, the share of recurrent expenditure in federal budget have hovered slightly […]

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Recent media reports indicate that the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit  has issued new guidelines meant to protect the financial integrity of expenditure, fight corruption and address money laundering challenges at the local government level. The spokesperson for the NFIU was reported as stating that with effect from June 1, any bank that allows any transaction […]

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Nigeria is a messed up country in part, if not chiefly because we have very bad laws. Ever heard the cliché ‘The policies are good, the problem is the implementation’? Wrong! Many, if not most policies are terrible, and so is the implement. We have bad laws such that in Nigeria someone does something wrong […]

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All over the world among countries with sane leaders and proactive citizens, there is an apparent competition; a competition to lead the way in development and innovations, playing second fiddle has therefore become dreaded. To achieve this, unproductive systems are abolished for the productive ones. This is the opposite in Nigeria the self acclaimed giant […]

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While countless number of innocent citizens die like Christmas fowl on a daily basis, President Mohammadu Buhari is on an illegal private vacation in the UK. This disturbing tragedy can, however, only occur in a country that places politics over governance; a country that is ruled and not governed. Before now, I had thought that […]

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