Tag: Governance

Development organizations are shifting the culture of governance across Nigeria

By Sherriff Tahiru Over the last two decades of Nigeria’s democracy, the Nigerian civil service functioned as a huge monolith organization, and a majority of citizens were not sure exactly what these endless chains of government buildings existed to do. Agencies and department activities were shrouded in secrecy and mystery.[Read More…]

Investigation: Democracy, media practice and the future of investigative journalism in a repressed state like Nigeria

Perhaps more than any time in history, ordinary Nigerians came to realise their political power after the 2015 elections. Social media, Twitter and Facebook, in particular, had been employed to mobilise and expand political participation to the point that an incumbent president had been voted out of office. Despite Peter[Read More…]

Oyewole Michael: Nigeria, A Country Without A Leader

“It takes leadership to improve safety.” – Jackie Stewart The senseless killings, incessant kidnappings, destruction of lives and property is gradually becoming our new normal. Or, it is not? How did we get here? Nearly on a daily basis we hear of one dastardly act or another. Every part of[Read More…]

Nigeria in dire need of Leaders willing to unite Nigerians, Says Vice President Osinbajo

With the challenges affecting the country at this time, there is a need for proactive leaders who are prepared to bring Nigerians together. This view was expressed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in Lagos at the weekend during a courtesy visit to the palace of Oniru of Iruland, His[Read More…]

Civil society groups say Nigeria is on the brinks

For immediate release Saturday, 29, May, 2021 Joint Statement by a Coalition of CSOs on the State of the Country* The situation in Nigeria has never been as tragic before as it is today. We are seriously concerned about the country’s speedy slide into anarchy, government’s total disconnection from the[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria today reminds one of the George Orwell book “Animal Farm” in so many ways

Nigeria today reminds one of the George Orwell book “Animal Farm” in so many ways. Apart from the sacred Cows, there’s also how much discomfort we face because of the actions of the many who for narcissistic reasons are committed to putting the cart before the horse. One of such[Read More…]

Obasanjo warns that the future of Nigeria would be worse if govt fails to act

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo says the future of the country would be worse if the government and the people failed to act now. Obasanjo said this on Friday while speaking at the 2020 edition of the Annual Sobo Sowemino Lecture transmitted virtual. “For us in Nigeria, we have no alternative[Read More…]

Osinbajo Says He Did Not Beg To Be Nigeria’s Vice-President

Yemi Osinbajo says he did not beg to be Vice-President and that he is prepared to leave the position “at short notice”. Osinbajo said he is not a politician and he will not fail to “stand up for my faith” when the need arises. The vice-president said this on Tuesday[Read More…]

I’ve Done Better Than 16 Years of PDP – Nigeria’s Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the odds of initial dwindling oil prices did not discourage his administration from setting targets for lofty developmental projects and achieving more in three years than the 16 years of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) misrule. The president, according to a statement by his Senior[Read More…]

Garba Shehu Says Nigerians Complaining of Hunger Should “Go And Work”

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has asked those complaining of hunger to “go and work”. In an interview with Ben TV, Shehu said the current administration has invested in people and also infrastructure. “Everyone complaining of hunger should go and work. And you[Read More…]