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People’s Democratic Party and 2019 Presidential Election

The People‚Äôs Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP) is arguably the foremost opposition political party in Nigeria today even though they are currently mired in an intraparty warfare for the chairmanship of the party. The party is currently in a mess and they are so factionalized that they cannot even see straight. Mr. Ali Modu Sherriff …

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Budget Padding is not a Crime

Budget padding is not a crime. It is generally regarded world-wide as effort by political representatives of various national or state assemblies to help their constituents by steering projects to their states. In United states, it is called pork or earmarks or bringing home the bacon. Some members of the national and state Assemblies bring …

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Looming Dangers: Sharia, Immunity and War on Corruption

It is fair to say that 80 percent of Nigerian problems are man-made. When some problems are on their way to been solved, some Nigerians starts digging another costly hole for the country. They are two important issues that are making their way quietly in the National Assembly. The first is Sharia amendment and the …

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The National Assembly are at it Again

It is discouraging that the Nigerian senate and the House of representative are now trying to turn both Houses into House of thieves where impunity will reign supreme. Both Houses and some state legislatures are plotting to confer immunity to the principal officers of the House namely the Senate president, deputy senate president, the speaker …

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Chicken Has Come Home to Roost

I published the article below on December 23, 2012 under the title: Constitutional Amendment and Quest for More States in Nigeria. I decided to republish the article because What I predicted then about potential future economic crisis that will face the states has become a reality. Economic crisis facing the states requires long term structural …

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