Policy Briefs

A Nation Steeped In Schizophrenic Amnesia

Like many Nigerians, I loathe commenting publicly about the ethnic restiveness in Nigeria. That disposition is not born of ambivalence.  And I’m not uncaring about such troubling developments in our …

Unbundling Nigeria’s Judiciary

PRESIDENT Buhari recently charged the Nigerian judiciary to “go the extra mile to sanitise itself and improve its capacity to act independently, courageously and tirelessly” while stressing “the financial independence …

Grasping Our Incredulous State Budgets

Purposeful governance requires taking into account parameters and key variables that affect governance before making policies.  Even imponderables must be contemplated.  Such seemingly alien disposition is not governance or policy …

Deconstructing Nigeria’s Power Distribution

Nigeria’s power sector remains in a crisis mode. Thankfully, President Buhari did well to assign the power portfolio to Babatunde Fashola, a policymaker and problem solver capable of discerning man-made …

Social Media Assisted Governance

Governance challenges in Nigeria are broad, diverse and at times sudden. When a list assigning portfolios to President Buhari’s ministers-designate was posted on the social media on 1 November, 2015, …

Nigeria – Governance in E Major

E is for Expectations.  In Nigeria, E is huge and roiling. Nothing defines governance now, more than expectations and at all levels. The level of expectation is so high, it …

Rebooting Nigeria

Nigeria in its present state is analogous to a dysfunctional computer. In both instances, there is evident systemic failure arising from non-responsive applications and institutions not operating as intended. Such …

Buhari’s Bucket List to Washington

One week away from President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Washington on 20 July, 2015, attentive Nigerians should be considering the visit’s import and possible outcomes. For the trip, the President …

The ‘Change’ Cabinet: God, Give us Men!

Nigerians should demand that the “bow and go” gesture be dispensed with, when President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees appear before the Senate for confirmation. Once a courteous indulgence, the gesture …