Sanctity of promise on pay cut
A report the other day that the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) appeared to have abandoned the downward review of salaries and remuneration of political office holders...
Giving legal backing to profligacy with double pay for ex-governors
Within 34 years and two months, Samuel Nduka rose from being a primary school teacher to being a headmaster. All through his career, he deeply enjoyed his job of imparting knowledge to young people.
Federal Governent to finance capital projects with borrowed funds, says Adeosun
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, may have declared that the country is broke as it cannot generate enough revenue to pay salaries of workers and still finance capital projects.
Imperative of democratic policies for stable polity
Easily the deadliest poisons to our national democratic life are personalisation of loyalty and concentration of political and administrative powers at the centre, initiated and controlled...
Fiscal commission uncovers N115 billion tax liabilities against FG, states’ MDAs
The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC)) says it has uncovered over N115 billion being tax liabilities established against some federal and states’ Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as local councils.
Spotlight on the National Assembly 2017 budget
The legislators have passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill but not before jerking up the spending limit for the National Assembly from N115billion submitted by the Executive arm of government to N125billion.
... Bakassi people as pawns in governments’ hands
For 15 years, the people of Bakassi have, stricto sensu, been without a home. While this persists, key Nigerian officials and members of the international community...
‘Cross River has been treated unfairly after suffering double jeopardy’
Now, the ceding of Bakassi was an issue between two sovereign nations- Nigeria and Cameroon. Cross River State had no hand at all. Even when you look at the Green Tree Agreement...