Connected Development (CODE), yesterday, lamented that citizens and the media have been left in the blind and frustrated with bureaucracies to prevent them from holding government to account. CODE’s Chief Executive, Hamzat Lawal, who raised this alarm in Abuja during the launch of Open Parly Naija, said reports have identified these bureaucracies as the leading…
11 Sep 2019
The need to reward party loyalty and pander to political considerations are unarguably the main reasons why it has been impossible for President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on the promise of a lean bureaucracy.
1 Jul 2019
In the pre-independence period up into the early post-independence era, Nigeria was made up of three regions – Northern, Eastern and Western Nigeria. Midwestern Region was later carved out of the Western Region. The Western Nigeria, with Chief Obafemi Awolowo at the helms, had a development ideology focused on the empowerment of the people. A…
18 Mar 2019
Amendment of a nation’s constitution is never a tea party. Especially given our peculiar challenges of long-drawn ethnic disharmony, political marginalisation of some sections of the country, bloated bureaucracy, overconcentration of political and economic powers at the executive arm of government and a legislature considered as one of the most expensive on Planet Earth. There…
7 Nov 2017
Over the last few years the reality of Nigeria’s lack of competitiveness in industry has been apparent. Most international agencies which measure competitiveness have placed us close to the bottom of their rankings.
27 Jun 2016
Two years after talks ended on cost and professional fees for the phase two of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Lagos office complex, the project has been stalled by bureaucracy occasioned by the changes in government.