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Bailout Funds, Pensions, Workers Salaries: Issues & Matters Arising –Ishola Adebayo

June 16, 2017

According to a recent survey conducted by BudgIT which shows that ten (10) states can’t pay workers’ salaries and pension despite double bailout funds received from the Federal Government at different intervals. The survey that covered primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, local government workers, state independent workers, pensioners and state secretariat workers also showed that six (6) states of the federation have not paid their workers in 2017.

The civic tech organization in the report of the survey ...

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Continuous Voters’ Registration Exercise: What Citizens Need To Know –Ishola Adebayo

June 12, 2017

On April 27th, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the continuous voters’ registration exercise at its 774 local government offices across the country and remains continuous all year round.

The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) is an exercise meant for the registration of citizens who turned 18 years of age after the last registration exercise; or those who for one reason or another could not register in the previous exercise.

The 2010 Electoral Act (as amended) mandates the electoral body ...

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PMB's Mid Term Assessment: So Far, So Good! –Ishola Adebayo

June 2, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari clocks two years in office, it is very imperative to take an assessment of the regime in terms of its performance in the critical areas of its campaign promises viz-a-viz combating the security challenges, anti-corruption crusade, revamping the economy and in those areas that Citizens wanted action taken.

It remains unforgettable that PMB came to power based essentially on the allure of his character and the very strong and successful de-marketing of President Good luck Jonathan by ...

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Citizens’ Actions: The Need to Engage your Elected Representatives! –Ishola Adebayo

May 26, 2017

The beginning of good governance which is the responsibility of all arms and all the tiers of government is openness, engagement and transparency. It does not matter what else we try to do as long as one arm of government shrouds its activities, administration and management in opaqueness and practices rife with corruption. Only very little, if anything at all, can be achieved in pulling Nigeria on the path of sustainable and enduring democratic system, development and progress if Nigerian ...

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Nigeria’s National Assembly 2017 Budget: Why Citizens should #AskQuestions –Ishola Adebayo

May 19, 2017

Despite persistent outcry by active citizens for #OurNASS to open its financial books to the public, the National Assembly on Thursday, May 11, successfully published details of its 2017 budget.

The NASS shared a document of the budget which amounted to N125 billion. A budget of N125 billion ($409 million) for a house whose total population is 469 members can be adjudged to be bogus and unpatriotic.

Findings revealed that the National Assembly 2017 budget is larger than that of ...

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