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Politics and Policy

Unlike Duke, Why do Politicians not take themselves seriously?

With every passing day and each new improvisation in political comedy, Nigerian politicians continue to show they do not take themselves seriously and this is not about distinguished Senator Dino Melaye. How else can the soon-to-be-registered party – Advanced Peoples Democratic Party – be reasonably explained to sane people without them feeling offended? Which advanced […]

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ARTS Politics and Policy

The Pulitzers 2017: Premium Times get a slice, New York Times honored thrice

The Oscars (cringe!) of journalism held on Monday, the 10th of April and there was some cheer for one of Nigeria’s leading investigative journalism platforms, Premium Times. The work by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a network of International media companies including Premium Times, on the ‘Panama Papers’ was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize. […]

Opinion Politics and Policy

The Melaye Melee: Which story will prevail? – By David Nwachukwu

Within the space of a month or less, the Nigerian air has been saturated with stories of the certificate scandal of the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, the distinguished *ahem* Dino Melaye. The self acclaimed democratic evangelist and anti corruption crusader has severally been caught in the web of one scandal or the other […]

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Politics and Policy

What Seun Onigbinde said to Chatham House – and to Buhari

Image: Chatham House (@AfricaProg) Seun Onigbinde, the Lead partner at the leading civic technology platform, BudgIT, was the latest Nigerian to speak at the acclaimed think tank, Chatham House. Speaking on “Accountability through Innovation: How Transparency can strengthen governance”, Mr Onigbinde addressed issues bordering on corruption and the challenges faced in driving transparency in Nigeria. […]