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Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje Takes Over the Mantle of Leadership as He is Appointed Chairman of the Governing Board

MR. OPEYEMI AGBAJE TAKES OVER THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP AS HE IS APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN, GOVERNING BOARD OF THE INTEGRITY/THE CONVENTION ON BUSINESS INTEGRITY ORGANISATION LAGOS, AUGUST 23, 2016. The Governing Board of Integrity organization appoints and ratifies the appointment of Board members. At the meeting of the Governing Board of Integrity Organisation (consisting of Integrity and The Convention on Business Integrity, CBi) which held on Tuesday,

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Still on the Buhari Administration’s 1st Year in Office

The Buhari Administration in its 1st Year in Office has struggled to convince Nigerians it has what it takes to bring about the much-needed change promised. The new government campaigned on the basis that it would improve security, curb corruption, create jobs and grow the economy. Are Nigerians right to be skeptical about what has been achieved so far? Citizens appear divided over the performance but can anyone really articulate what the issues

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Highlights from the Symposium on Funding & Sustaining Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria

The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) and the INTEGRITY Organization (Limited by Guarantee) held a symposium in Abuja on March 10th, 2016 (10h30 -13h00).  The aim of the symposium was to spark a debate on how to effectively fund and sustain anti-corruption efforts in the Nigeria. For the fight against corruption to be effective and far reaching, there needs to be concrete ways of funding, driving and sustaining anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria

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The Bane of Corruption in Business Practices in the Private Sector

Being Paper Presented at the 8th Annual Forum of The Laureates of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) and the Award Winners’ Lecture. Introduction Nigeria is the worlds’ 15th most corrupt nation, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index and people everywhere have learned to be extra cautious when doing business in or with Nigeria. Generally as a result of the 419 scourge, countries around the world are weary

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Fixing the Trouble with Nigeria?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of leadership, despite lots of criticism, could well turn out to be just what Nigeria needs at this stage in her development. In Chinua Achebe’s 1983 book ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’, he states that social miracles could happen. He said this right after he famously and vehemently declared that “the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.” If his assertion is true, then perhaps

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Curbing Nigeria’s Personal Sector

The personal sector is defined as that part of the economy made up of individuals and their incomes and expenditures, as opposed to those of private or public sector entities. It is arguable that this invisible sector is the largest since it is made up solely of the same individuals to be found in the private, public and third sector (Civil Society). What is interesting about the personal sector in Nigeria is that patronage networks heavily influence

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Nigeria’s private sector does not need to indulge in the ancient art of tasseography to foretell that the emerging pattern of President Buhari’s anti-graft war carries a distinct prophesy for them as well. There is indeed a new Sheriff in town, and it is appearing more and more unlikely that it will remain business as usual. (more…)

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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

It was with gladness that I read that the Akwa-Ibom state legislature repealed the portion of the offensive pension law that specified that ex-governors and deputy governors of the state would be provided annual medical treatment up to N100 million and N50 million respectively. Other provisions of the pension law include a mansion in Uyo or Abuja, a new official car and a utility vehicle once in every four years, a personal aide and provision of

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PIB and the Niger Delta

With the latest move to address the petrol-carbon sector in Nigeria through the Petroleum Industry Bill, Nigerians are anxious to see how far it will go in addressing among others: the legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, the guidelines for the operation of the upstream, midstream and the downstream sectors, the redistribution  of economic rent in the host oil producing communities, the impact on the environment, especially gas flaring. What

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What Manner of President By Gbile Oshadipe

In the end, it is history as it is written that will be the ultimate judge. Will history be kind to President Goodluck Jonathan or will it rubbish him? Nigeria has progressed from a need to give democracy a chance (1999 – 2007 periods) to a critical phase in governance where the masses are impatient with undelivered promises. In the post-January fuel subsidy protest, they are no more willing to let the nation continue to drift. On Mr. Jonathan’s

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