Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala, Corruption allegations and the Media.

The Nigerian political environment is largely toxic and not many who have served as public officers, especially in positions of authority and influence, come...

Recalling Graca Machel’s visit to Nigeria.

I recently had the privilege of hosting one of Africa’s most iconic women, a mentor, role model and a dear friend, Mrs. Graça Machel-Mandela,...

A trip to Maiduguri for the December deadline 

It was neither a vacation trip nor a tour for seasonal ceremony.  It was a journey to attend a crisis communication seminar for humanitarian...

Nigeria’s Housing Deficit: Challenges and Possibilities

For the faint-hearted, available statistics on Nigeria’s housing deficit paint a grim picture; while for the incurable optimist, it presents limitless opportunities. Available data...

NIGERIAN STATES BUDGET TRANSPARENCY SURVEY 2015 REPORT

Executive Summary Fighting corruption, or misappropriate use of public funds, is intimately linked to poverty reduction. Among Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 campaign promises, tackling corruption is one of...
Fayemi

The Fayemi Model for Budget Transparency

The Annual Budget is the most effective instrument for the formulation, implementation and execution of government’s plans and programmes.  By extension, it is a...

The Efficiency Unit signposts Adeosun’s resolve to cut wasteful spending.

Kemi Adeosun, the new Minister of Finance has taken in her stride the job of managing the nation’s finances at a time of great...

SERAP? SHUT UP.

I am often amazed at the proclivity of some idle persons for claims that are not only exaggerated but also completely baseless. These ambitious...

Seizing the moment to protect our World.

From rising seas across the globe and the melting of Greenland’s sheet ice to the bleaching of coral reefs around many coasts, the signs...

The Many Faces of Slavery and Imperialism

The world was recently taken aback by news of a London-based Nigerian doctor, Emmanuel Edet, and his wife who were found guilty of enslaving one Ofonime...
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