Q3 2018 capital budget records dismal implementation
There are strong indications that the bulk of N2.079t released by the Ministry of Finance as at May 14 for the implementation of projects by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) may still be lodged at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
BuhariWatch: Time to block sycophancy and mediocrity
In an ancient political plot captured by Shakespeare in his classic, ‘Julius Caesar’, a minor character, Artemidorus, prepares what he calls a caveat for Caesar.
National Assembly without service commission board
A report the other day about the non-constitution of the National Assembly Service Commission Board, which is said to be causing some disquiet at the National Assembly, is a yet another story of how Abuja has become a sad story of executive and legislative procrastination. This is not inspiring. According to the report, the lawmaking…
BuhariWatch: ‘A period of consequences’ - Part 1
The title of this piece is taken from a speech in the House of Commons in late 1936 in which Winston Churchill, the then British Prime Minister warned: “The era of procrastination...
Senate in rowdy session over Buhari’s appointments
The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Federal Character to look into allegations of lopsidedness in appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Three years of excuses, 19 years of anomie
We are here again to read from the Book of Lamentation. Yes, Lamentation over three years of the Buhari administration and then 19 uninterrupted years of democracy in the federal republic the Nigerian army political wing gave us in 1999.
One nation, under the law
There is only one route to making Nigeria great: let the nation have the blessing of conscientious leadership that is committed to the people, but let it be governed by law and not just by men.
Over 400 deputy directors petition Buhari, National Assembly, over alleged promotion denial
No fewer that 400 serving deputy directors in the Federal Civil Service have petitioned the presidency and the National Assembly alleging denial of promotions to the next rank.
Unemployment rises, government fails to create one million jobs in 2016
As the number of the unemployed in the country continues to rise due to downsizing in the productive and services’ sectors, the Federal Government may find it difficult ...