A New Agenda for Managing Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry

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The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and Nigeria's Oil Industry

The first tranche of the Petroleum Industry bill (PIB) famously known as the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) scaled through the third reading at the Senate in May 2017. If the bill scales through the house of representatives and is signed into law by the President, it will streamline the powers of the Minister of Petroleum to policy and administrative …

The Moral Leadership Imperative for Quality Citizenship

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Abayomi Adelodun   “…I’d have preferred to carry through to the finish whatever the personal agony it’d have involved, and my family unanimously urged me to do so. But the interest of the Nation must always come before any personal considerations… I have never been a quitter. To leave the office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every …

Improving information literacy for urban service planning and delivery at local government level in Nigeria

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The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives, supported by a VakaYiko grant, recently completed a project aimed at improving the use of evidence public service delivery at the local government level in Nigeria. A key objective of the Improving Information Literacy for Urban Service Planning and Delivery (INFO_LIT) Project was to facilitate an understanding of the significance of data among urban …

Barriers to a Successful Shift towards an Evidence-Based Public Health

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by Adedamola Akinbode Evidence-based public health (EBPH) is the prudent use of current best evidence in making decisions about the well-being of populations regarding disease prevention, health promotion, health protection as well as health maintenance (Jenicek, 1997). Brownson et al (2009) described EBPH as “making decisions based on the best available scientific evidence, using data and information systems systematically, applying …

Democracy and the Supreme Court

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by Tosin Osasona   The controversies that dogged recent judgments of the Supreme Court overruling the decisions of electoral tribunals and the Court of Appeal on governorship elections in Rivers, Cross Rivers and Taraba States raises fundamental questions about what ought to be the role of the Supreme Court in a democratic order. Should the Supreme Court confine itself to …

De-politicizing the 2017 Census for Better Outcomes

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Tosin Osasona History records that as far back as 3800 BC (nearly 6000 years ago)[1], the Babylonians counted people and livestock, as well as quantities of butter, honey, milk, wool and vegetables in preparation for war. Persians, Romans, Egyptians and other successive civilizations, eventually followed suit and even the Incas who had no written language found a way of recording …

Nigeria: What Might Have Been

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Abayomi Adelodun Nigeria does not need to tag along with the consensus on foreign direct/portfolio investment and loans; it could yet generate the required capital for development from its natural resources. The huge sums of money that have been looted could have funded Nigeria’s development many times over. If Nigeria had been under a competent development-oriented leader(s), the country would …

Will President Buhari Win the War Against Indiscipline the Second Time Around?

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When he began his first stint as Nigeria’s Head of State after a coup in 1983, General Mohammadu Buhari promised not to allow the “the nonsenses of litigation” interfere with his fight against corruption. He then proceeded to oversee an anti-corruption drive characterized by public executions, secret military tribunals, and imprisonment for journalists who dared to disagree with his policies. …

Transparency Challenges for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari is faced with the reality of Nigeria’s economic challenges, including declining oil revenues and endemic institutional corruption. One such institution is the National Assembly, whose transparency has recently been an issue of rigorous debate on social media. The 469-member National Assembly (NASS), consisting of members in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, has come under …

#Buhari vows to “kill corruption” in Nigeria. How will he do it?

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Buhari has said over and over again that Nigeria’s primary problem is corruption.  Will he deliver on his vow to “kill corruption”?  How should he approach the task? CPPA analysts will be watching closely and sharing thoughts via the hashtag #BuhariAntiGraft.  Join the conversation. [View the story “How should #Buhari approach key anti-graft campaign?” on Storify]