A case study of the Nigerian procurement monitoring program and its portal and observatory
Chibuzo Chiemela Ekwekwuo
Public procurement has largely been a public sector activity in Africa.
From a back room administrative function, it is however now being recognized
as a major multi stakeholder public function, with huge ramifications
on public service delivery and therefore on economic and social development.
The concept of having statute based citizens oversight of the procurement process
is very new in Africa. Perhaps Nigeria's public procurement
law is the first, if not the only one of
Deciding on whom to vote for can be a real headache but definitely
not as disappointing as when you have to regret for choosing the wrong guy
over the next four years. People are keep telling you (and the media ads are bombarding you too)
as to whom you should vote for but no matter what and how compelling the reason(s) they may give,
they seem to care less about what is really going to happen after the election.
For me, I would like to know what people have really said several years
*after* they casted their votes in previous elections. There is just always too much information
*before* every election and too few when people eventually find themselves unhappy with their previous decisions.
So do people often regret picking the wrong guy? If so, what kind of people regretted and for what and why would they regret? Let's find out.
A REVIEW ON AN ECONOMIST ARTICLE ENTITLED – "The demand for financial assets is not like the demand of iPods"
I stumbled upon this old Buttonwood article the other day and,
as a language and cultural briefing consultant, I just can't help
not sharing in here what I got after reading it. But before I start,
I need to make it very clear that I am not in anyway against anyone's
freedom of speech, freedom of press, or anything similar. What I
intend to do here is to share with you how the use of grammar in
the Buttonwood text had possibly helped or hindered the realization
and communication of meanings.
So let's start from the tiny little building blocks – the words.
An evaluation of strategies, legislations and systems
Iliyasu Buba Gashinbaki
No one is sure when and where corruption first started in Nigeria. But Nigerian scholars
like B. C. Osisioma, Ejiofor, Chinu Achebe, and Wole Soyinka amongst host of others
had a consensus view that, the cradle of corruption in Nigeria was colonialism.....
To buttress this view, they argued that, in 1914 the British colonial
powers amalgamated vast territories of separate and distinct ethnic
HOW WE FOUGHT CORRUPTION – Sustained anti-corruption strategy
in pre-1997 colonial Hong Kong, an alternate perspective
Over the years, Hong Kong has built up a clean culture and is recognized as one of the role
models for fighting corruption. Syndicated and petty corruption in the public sector has become a
thing of the past and irregularities in the private sector have been reduced substantially.
I shall review from a new strategic viewpoint the "passive commitments" of
the Hong Kong colonial government in terms of (a) the local economic and social statistics for a 25-year period spanning 1967 thru 1992 and
(b) the behavioral patterns and theories of people.