Stakeholders urge FG to dump VAT increase, reduce cost of governance
The Periscope’s All Professionals After Work Hangout has advised the Federal Government to shelve the planned increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) from the current 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent.
Accelerating women’s entrepreneurial potential, participation in governance for development
The number of women entrepreneurs that are creating employment, fostering economic growth and social cohesion have been on a steady rise in the last few decades.
Engineers lament neglect, seek greater role in governance
Buoyed by infrastructural challenges in the country, engineers have called for more roles in governance to address the problem. They reasoned that engaging more engineers in the nation’s political space...
House of Reps decries low participation of women in governance
The House of Representatives has decried the low participation of women in governance in the country. Chairman of the House Committee on Women in Parliament, Mrs. Taiwo Oluga, during the inaugural meeting of the committee, noted that it was unfortunate that only 11 women were elected in the National Assembly.
Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership - Part 4
Not surprisingly our pre-independence leaders chose a federal system of governance that will over time build a united but diverse nation of shared values of inclusiveness and national purpose.
Still on reducing the cost of governance
Agitation or call for a reduction in the cost of governance has been rather perennial. I wrote on this very topic sometime in the 1980s for the London-based West Africa magazine. I had then called for a reduction in the number of senatorial seats per state, which then was five.
Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership
This is not an auspicious time to be asked to give a talk on any aspect of our national life. On a regular day, we may find seven to eight separate stories on any page of any of the national newspapers and all stories would all be negative – filled with bizarre stories of piracy, insurrection, militancy, armed robbery, kidnapping...
PDP, APC trade words over governance in Ekiti
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ekiti State Chapter, has alleged that Governor Kayode Fayemi’s absence from the state at almost all times was negatively impacting on governance and development in the state.
ONICCIMA tasks FG on development-driven policies
The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) has urged the Federal Government to introduce robust economic policies that will promote consumption and increase disposable personal income of the citizenry rather than increasing taxes.
CAN flays Buhari, alleged socio-economic, political stagnation
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari administration of ‘eroding’ the gains of governance in the country. The Kaduna chapter chairman of the association, Reverend Joseph Hayab, urged the government to review its economic policies and programmes for the development of the nation.