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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UPDATE: ANEEJ FETES CONGOS EXCO: BOTH TO BUILD BRIDGES

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  The Conference of Non-Government Organisations, CONGOS, is an umbrella body for all NGOs and Civil Society organizations in Edo State. It functions under the ‘Akugbe principle’, (in Edo language to mean ‘unity‘) and to connote that when Civil Societies form a network to work together, they are stronger in voice, words and in deed. […]

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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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ANEEJ AT THE CORE ON PIB UNBUNDLING

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If the eyes are the windows through which we see the world, the television has been described as the instrument with which the world can speak to the world.  It is a box a tube, a container of dreams and wonders. And so, to speak and analyse on an issue of great significance to Nigeria, […]

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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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