WHAT EVERY NIGERIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE USE OF THE $322.5 MILLION ABACHA LOOT – PRESS UPDATES

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CONTEXT Over the last week or so, there has been heightened interest amongst Nigerians about the use of the most recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot.  The questions raised around the issue include the choice of using the money for the conditional cash transfer programme of the Federal Government, the fairness of the choice of […]

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HOLIDAYS FOR PVCs

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FOR THE RECORDS   Dear Editor, I write to request the authorities to declare a week’s holiday to enable Nigerians go get their Permanent Voter Cards. Many Nigerians are still unable to get their PVCs mostly because the process takes place on work days and hardly at weekends. Events in governance and the speed at […]

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UPDATED: FOR OGP TO PUT FOOD ON NIGERIAN TABLES

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  A fundamental question which arose from the breakthrough of the internet was the expediency of giving everybody access. That question came at time in the early 80s after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the break-up of Communist USSR and the fall of the Cold War era, where state official and unofficial secrecy was […]

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USING TECHNOLOGY TO DEEPEN OPEN GOVERNANCE IN EDO

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On a certain day in January this year, I left home for work as usual. The lingering fuel scarcity had not completely abated, and therefore what most residents of the Benin City metropolis did to avoid the cut-throat fares that commercial taxi and bus drivers ask, for long and short distances is a resort to […]

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DIGITALIZING THE FIGHT AGAINST DIRTY PROPERTY

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The Economist Magazine of February 17th 2018 carried what readers of the magazine often regard as a commonplace advert. Yes, right there on the top right hand corner on page 79, it says that a detached 6-bedroom chalet with ‘stunning views’ over the Meribel valley in France, and close to the Rond Point des Pistes, […]

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NIGER DELTA INSTITUTIONS TRANSPARENCY INDEX

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Nigeria signed on to the open government partnership (OGP) as the 70th member in July 2016 with the commitment to deepen institutional and policy reforms. Access to information and citizen engagement are two of the four thematic areas of focus, these thematic areas speak directly to the basis and growth of transparency and accountability in […]

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NDDC MOVES TO REVOKE CONTRACTS AS OIL-PRODUCING COMMUNITY DEMANDS COMPENSATION

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By Chido Okafor (Warri) and Gordi Udeajah (Umuahia) 29 September 2017   |   4:29 am The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is set to revoke many contracts for projects in different parts of the oil-rich region to enable it to focus on strategic ones that would open up the areas. The commissioner representing Delta State […]

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Will the owners of unoccupied Abuja estates stand up?

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By Erhisohwode Assurance Ovie, ISWF Project officer According to the UNODC StAR report 2014, the Financial Action Task Force’s annual reports described in detail the variety and “creativity” behind money laundering mechanisms. An interesting feature of that “creativity” is that different types of crimes tend to rely on different types of laundering mechanisms. Relying on […]

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