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    Much ado about VATs and charges

Much ado about VATs and charges

Every great and rational leader means well for the governed. Many want to be remembered for good by leaving behind great legacy. The challenge in this is the process, attitude and communications. President Buhari’s team seems to have good plan and mean well if one looks behind the veils. Unfortunately what I have seen over the years is government keeps [...]

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    Female politicians: How men promised to vote for us if we had sex with them

Female politicians: How men promised to vote for us if we had sex with them

The Nigerian Labour Act has no provisions for criminalising sexual harassment at the workplace. Most cases go unreported. A history of gender inequality, political instability, insecurity and the absence of legal authority to protect women at the workplace deny millions of women their voices - even powerful female politicians.One would think that female politicians would be less exposed to these [...]

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    Seun Onigbinde and the tyranny of loyalty

Seun Onigbinde and the tyranny of loyalty

Seun Onigbinde, co-founder of BudgIT, a civic group dedicated to financial transparency in government, recently became the latest metaphor for the lack of principles that pattern and ultimately ruin public office and governance in Nigeria.Speaking about principles, I do not refer to the fluidity of character that makes one take daggers against a government today and crawl into the very [...]

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    Why Nigerians will never leave South Africa

Why Nigerians will never leave South Africa

A lot has been said about xenophobia and on the strained relationship between South Africa and the rest of black Africa with particular reference to Nigeria. In the past week we have seen the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa - at least as many as want to leave. But the numbers are quite small compared to the number of [...]

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    Abba Kyari: APC’s Mr Fix It?

Abba Kyari: APC’s Mr Fix It?

It’s not all the time that people who can fix things up especially in politics show up on the radar. Sometimes people with such skill set and competency are like the meteor or comet that appear once in a life time. They are the likes of Karl Rove, a USA political consultant.After George W. Bush’s election in 2000, of which Rove was [...]

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    What’s next at LSETF

What’s next at LSETF

The clear and present challenge of unemployment in Nigeria is already well known, and in many ways, Lagos is the ground zero for this challenge. The response to it was what led to the establishment of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund in 2016, with a broad mandate to address unemployment and support entrepreneurship in the state.Our impact in the [...]

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    Lessons from 2020 Times Higher Education rankings

Lessons from 2020 Times Higher Education rankings

What could be considered as a form of cheering report came the way of Nigeria last week as The Times Higher Education released its latest World Universities Rankings for 2020. Four Nigerian universities made the list of top 1,000 institutions in the world, with two of them placed within the bracket of 400-600. This is Nigeria’s best outing in the [...]

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    P&ID and the consequences of impunity

P&ID and the consequences of impunity

The August 16 London judgement which awarded an engineering firm, Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), the sum of 9.6 billion dollars against Nigeria for purported breach of contract, which has been generating a storm of comments is joins others in our long history of financial scandals.There is the long drawn Malabu case dating back to the days of General Abacha [...]

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    Wike’s revenge and Atiku’s next move

Wike’s revenge and Atiku’s next move

The harmattan is coming early for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In one week alone, the party lost at the presidential election tribunal, and also left daggers in the backs of two of its contestants in governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa, only a few months away to the polls.As if that was not enough, one of the party’s most [...]

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    Two burning issues facing ministers

Two burning issues facing ministers

When President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, inaugurated his cabinet on August 21, two burning issues were omitted in his speech. I am sure the issues must have been discussed at the Ministerial retreat organized by the office of Secretary to the government of the federation and the President felt it was no longer necessary to reopen discussions on the two issues [...]

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