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Lying to live long


Whether you award yourself 60 or 16 years, it is the Nigerian people who ultimately decide. Happily, they have discovered the formula for regime change

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Recurring problems in local government administration: Zero party as basis for election to local govt council (2)

Last week I began an examination of the problems which have adversely affected the smooth operation of Local Governments in Nigeria and how they have as a result been unable to serve the purpose of bringing government close to the people. I stated how such problems led to the recommendation of the last Constitutional Conference for a removal of the 774 Local governments from the Constitution. The recommendation attracted much debate and opposition most notably from the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees which staged a protest march on the National Judicial Institute, the venue of the Conference. Members of the Union expressed a fear for the loss of their jobs and means of livelihood amongst others.

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