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Special Analysis: Ahmad Salkida, the Linkman and the Voice of Boko Haram/ISWAP

Special Analysis: Ahmad Salkida, the Linkman and the Voice of Boko Haram/ISWAP

In many fora, it has been stated that guns and tanks are not the only weapons of war, that propaganda is as well a weapon of war. According to credible information, Ahmad Salkida, the former reporter with Daily Trust can as well be said to be the “linkman and the voice of BH in the

Niger-Delta Institutions Transparency Index

By Sandra Eguagie Nigeria signed on to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as the 7oth member in July 2016 with the commitment to deepen institutional and policy reforms. Access to information and citizen engagement are two of the four thematic areas of focus, these thematic areas speak directly to the basis and growth of transparency

Curing the police of its illness

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku On Saturday, March 25 2017, The Guardian newspaper carried a report as a rider on its front page. The title was, Zaki-Biam: IGP Briefs, Absolves Fulani Herdsmen. As at the time the story was published, I remember that I had bought the paper but didn’t give the report much thought. I

Nigeria’s debt burden under Buhari to hit N19.3tn by December

Analysts have cautioned the government against plunging the nation into another debt trap, even as there are plans to raise funds from external sources to finance critical infrastructure, IFEANYI ONUBA writes If the federal and state governments continue to rely heavily on debt instruments for the financing of the country’s infrastructure needs, then, Nigeria’s total

Nigerians condemn Buhari for secret employment of cronies and relatives

The government of President Muhammed Buhari shuts ordinary Nigerians out of ‘lucrative’ government jobs. It is now becoming the norm of this administration to create special access for children and relatives of the rich and influential members of the society, especially those of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), to certain high-end government jobs, which

TSA will end arm chair banking-former bank CEO

The directive by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that all revenues due to the Federal Government, or any of its agencies must be paid into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) or designated accounts maintained and operated in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been received with mixed reactions. While some have seen it as

Public officers’ salaries and allowances: Matters arising

Concerned citizens observe that issues on annual salaries and allowances for political office holders have been generating controversies since the country returned to democratic rule in 1999. They recall that some negative comments about the cost of governance, especially among lawmakers, may have motivated the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to begin processes