United States: Averting economic woes by raising debt limit

By Emeka Chiakwelu Echoing the words of the late President J.F. Kennedy, “We will go to the moon and do other things, NOT because they are easy but because they are HARD.” In a nutshell that is what raising United States debt limit is all about, if it was an easy issue there will be […]

Poll: Proposed Nuclear Power Plant in Nigeria, How Desirable?

Imo Assembly Moves to Improve Civil Service, Local Government

By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha In a bid to sanitize the civil service in Imo State, the Imo State House of Assembly on the 27th of July, 2011 passed a motion urging the state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to dissolve Imo State Civil Service Commission. The House also urged the Governor to quickly replace the chairman […]

Single Six-Year Term Is Another Joke

  By Dr. Ken “SKC” Ogbonnia The plan to introduce a single six-year term for the offices of the President and Governors is another joke being conceived to further confuse the masses. Such plan is anti-democratic, regressive, defeatist, and will worsen corruption. The current hoopla on term of office revolves around a claim by a […]

Loan Jamboree: Again, Imo Lawmakers Denies.

FoI Act and State Governments

By Kolawole Olaniyan Bad government thrives in the dark—a truth it would seem President Goodluck Jonathan understood when, defying conventional wisdom, he signed into law the Freedom of Information Act (FoI) Act. Many have hailed this as “a new era” in open government. It is, without question, a watershed in Nigeria’s history. For the first […]

The Presidential sermon to cabinet members

President Goodluck Jonathan used the occasion of a recent swearing-in of nine new ministers to inform members of his cabinet that they would be “the focus of a reinvigorated anti-corruption crusade.” While telling them that the nation’s anti-corruption agencies have been directed to beam their searchlight on the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the […]

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