Two Parties in a Little Space

“Dividends of democracy” is a frequently misused political parlance. Those in government claim they are delivering “dividends” in response to people’s expectations in a democratic dispensation. So when a government constructs one-kilometre road even without a drainage system, it proudly proclaims delivery of  “dividends of democracy”.

Deregulation is long overdue

On Tuesday, the National Economic Council (NEC) spent much of its time during its meeting on the problems associated with the continued subsidy made on petroleum products by the Federal Government. The statistics are scary and the justification for such monumental waste not tangible.

The High Cost Of Governance - Isah

The National Assembly recently passed the 2010 Appropriation Bill ith huge adjustments in the total sum to be spent and the key macroeconomic indices on which the budget estimate was predicated. Under the new dispensation, a total of N4.608 trillion would be spent in the 2010 fiscal year as against N4.079 sent to the National Assembly in November 2009.

Mr. President, the Way Out - By Chidi Amuta

The rump of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua presidency have tragically missed the point and deepened the unfolding political uncertainty in the air.  The desperate contrivance of an audio only interview with the ailing Yar’Adua has worsened the crisis into which they have manipulated our country. First, that they only considered the interview necessary on the eve of a major national protest over the President’s long absence is symptomatic of desperation to cling to power at all costs in utter violation of the Nigerian constitution.

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