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Buhari and Nigeria’s killing Fields

The fundamental duty of the state and any responsible government is the protection of lives and properties.  It is about maintaining basic law and order as the foundation for citizens to go about their daily activities to facilitate economic growth and development. This informs the existence of the apparatus for the maintenance of law and order and organised violence strictly controlled by the government, to the exclusion of every other entity in the state. Laws, regulations and policies (more…)

FRIVOLOUS, INAPPROPRIATE, UNCLEAR AND WASTEFUL ESTIMATES IN THE 20l8 FEDERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

INTRODUCTION

Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and its partners in the Citizens Wealth Platform (CWP) have on a yearly basis identified frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful expenditures in Federal Appropriation Bills. The documentation is sent to every member of the National Assembly to assist the passage of the annual budget.

The term frivolous implies not having any serious purpose or value as some of the expenditure proposals cannot be supported by any high level national plan or (more…)

The Disconnect In the 2018 Federal Budget (1), By Eze Onyekpere

…we see a bureaucracy and a ruling class that are more concerned about their perks of office and administrative capital to the neglect off developmental capital which touches the life of all citizens. There is a profound attempt at making simple issues sound esoteric so that many Nigerians will not be able to relate to the budgetary votes.

Budgets are very important instruments for the implementation of national plans and policies and the budget can be described as an economic, political (more…)