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“Closing of the Benin Republic Border” – by Seun Onigbinde

I have read several arguments for and against the closing of the Benin Republic border. Here is my honest take: What’s Nigeria biggest existential challenge as regards its economy? In my years of staying on the data, it is the heavy dependence of Nigeria’s exports/FX on oil. If there’s any battle that Nigeria should be […]

#OfficeOfTheCitizen Discussions for October 21st to October 25th

City/Station Date/Time Summary Edo Bronze 101.5FM Thursday @1pm Follow the Money Busayo Damilare Morakinyo (CODE) Purpose Osamwonyi Isherhienrhien (CODE) Abeokuta Sweet 107.1FM Tuesdays @11am The Cost of Governance in Nigeria Solomon Enilolobo; Entrepreneur, Farmer and Emerging Leader Olalekan Aroyehun; EiE Nigeria. Katsina Vision 92.1FM  Tuesdays @ 1pm  NIL Bayelsa Glory 97.1FM  Tuesdays @ 8pm Nil […]

#KeepFisayoSafe

Nigerians on social media reacted to the alleged plan to arrest Fisayo Soyombo for his undercover investigation exposing corruption in the Nigerian Police and Nigerian Correctional Service and called for his protection, saying no journalist should be prosecuted for doing his work. The first of the three-part investigation exposed how Nigerian policemen “pervert the course of justice in their quest for […]

Bayelsa 2019: Making the right choice.

Elections are the bedrock of every democracy. The prosperity of every nation hinges on the quality of her governance; once the democratic process is gotten right, the first hurdle towards good governance has been crossed. Nigeria has not been fortunate with good leadership, and this has led to a crop of political leaders who have […]

#OfficeOfTheCitizen Discussions for October 13th to October 18th

City/Station Date/Time Summary Ebonyi  Unity 101.5FM Tuesdays @9am SDG1: End Poverty in all its Forms Everywhere: How Feasible? Anele Okoroagha, Senior Program Manager, DIG Foundation Abeokuta Sweet 107.1FM Tuesdays @11am Open Governance: What you need to know Dimeji Kayode Adedeji, Founder, Penpushing Media. Katsina Vision 92.1FM  Tuesdays @ 1pm  NIL Bayelsa Glory 97.1FM  Tuesdays @ […]

Why Did Buhari Close Nigeria’s Borders?

The President says it’s about rice. But is it? In the middle of August, without any warning, the Nigerian government enforced a partial closure of its western border with Benin Republic under the guise of an anti-smuggling operation codenamed “Ex-Swift Response”. The operation, which was later extended to sectors of the border with Niger Republic […]