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N200b Ecological Fund

THE National Economic Council (NEC) must have intended to impress Nigerians with news that former President Olusegun Obasanjo squandered N200 billion of the Ecological Fund. So what is next? If someone is known to have, squandered public funds, no matter what the funds were for, are there no sanctions? Is the law silent on what
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Abdullahi’s INEC appeal

NOBODY appears interested in electoral reforms. The  dances that pass for moves to make defining changes in the way Nigeria conducts elections cannot produce any meaningful changes because the holders of power cannot make moves that they are not sure would leave powers in their hands. Justice Umaru Abdullahi, out-going President of the Court of
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Feuding Ministers

PRESIDENT Umaru Yar’Adua has risen up to the complicating consequences of fracturing feuds that are part of his administration. There are no indications of an easy solution to the acrimony that ministers have managed to cultivate in their relations with each other. They, as the President admitted, have hurt the performance of government. He has
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Tenure of Perm-Secs

The old system of giving Permanent Secretaries and Directors in the Federal Civil Service unlimited tenure appeared to take the term: “Permanent Secretary” literally. It gave rise to so many abuses that the federal civil service became the engine room of corruption, ethnic domination, sectional cabalism and the nurturing of super-powerful public officers who were
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Pa Soludo – A Challenge

THE police has been handed another rare opportunity to prove its seriousness with the promises it has made to tackle kidnapping. The kidnap of Pa Simeon Nwankwo Soludo, father of Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has upped the intrigues in the Anambra State governorship election. Events so far are
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