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Battered in public, healing anonymously

It is a bright, warm afternoon at the five star, upscale hotel in a Lagos suburb. Already, men and women of the smart crowd have already gathered in the expansive lounge for meetings, brunch or both. A little way down a winding corridor lined with art is a large meeting room, beautifully but simply decorated. The sitting is banquet style, with the tables sitting about fifty- mostly women and a sprinkling of young men. One table at the back sits a few Septugenarians. Everyone looks particularly gorgeous, especially for a Monday morning.

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Public procurement in depressed economy: Emerging issues and challenge

PUBLIC procurement is the use of public funds by the government through its ministries, departments and agencies, on behalf of its citizens, for the acquisition of goods, services and works with the best quality, and/or right quantity, at the best possible price, from the right place or source (contractors, suppliers and service providers), and for the right purpose using the best method(s) and in line with laid down rules and regulations, following due proces.

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