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  • Better Life For Nigerians: Assessing the Federal Government Consumer Credit Scheme

    21 MAY. 2024 · President Bola Tinubu on April 21, 2024, launched the Federal Government Consumer Credit Scheme. The Consumer Credit Scheme is an  initiative designed to provide access to essential goods and services by offering individuals the option to make purchases upfront and pay over time. In the simplest of terms, it means "buy now and pay later," . Here, the government acts as a facilitator by partnering with financial institutions and providing support mechanisms such as credit guarantees and wholesale lending. What does this scheme entail? Who stands to benefit, and what are the requirements to become a beneficiary? Are there possible challenges that could undermine its effectiveness? Here, we look into these questions and assess the Federal Government Consumer Credit Scheme's potential to transform the lives of Nigerians for the better.
    39m 41s
  • Paper Review: Analysing the Cybersecurity Levy by CBN

    20 MAY. 2024 · The circular by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on cybersecurity levy has elicited debates on its implimentation. Here, we analyse the implications, groups affected, its constitutionality or otherwise, and more. 
    39m 44s
  • Preventing Jail Breaks: A Holistic Approach

    20 MAY. 2024 · The occasional reports of jailbreak incidents across Nigeria have raised concerns regarding the efficacy of the nation's correctional system. Voicing that concern recently was the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, who passed a damning verdict, stating that there had been more jailbreaks across the country since what he called a deceitful change from Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigeria Correctional Service. His outburst followed the recent jailbreak in Suleja, Niger State, where a downpour wreaked havoc on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, facilitating the escape of 118 inmates. The renaming of Nigeria's prisons to correctional centres in 2019 was accompanied by promises of reform, rehabilitation, and enhanced security. However, since this transition, the frequency and audacity of jailbreaks have only intensified. Here, we look at the root causes of these jailbreaks and the holistic strategies needed to prevent future occurrences. 
    42m 17s
  • Enhancing Press Freedom in Nigeria

    19 MAY. 2024 · On Friday, May 3rd, 2023, the world celebrated Press Freedom Day. While the celebrations have come and gone, emerging stories from Nigeria serve as a stark reminder of the harrowing experiences journalists face in the line of duty. In one of the stories, Daniel Ojukwu, a journalist with an online news medium,  Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), was arrested by police authorities following his investigative report on alleged  corruption in the award of contracts. The importance of press freedom cannot be overemphasized.  How can we ensure that journalists continue to perform their primary role of information dissemination without harassment? How can we find a balance between upholding press freedom and ensuring accountability?  Here, we look at the challenges faced by journalists in Nigeria and explored potential solutions.
    41m 30s
  • Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway: Balancing Economic Development with Public Concern

    11 MAY. 2024 · Nations, driven by the desire to improve the quality of life for their citizens and enhance their global competitiveness, often prioritize economic development initiatives, which most times can be ambitious. These initiatives encompass a wide array of projects and policies, including infrastructure development, industrialization, and investment in human capital.  However, the implementation of such projects often intersects with the interests and concerns of individuals and businesses, giving rise to complex challenges and trade-offs. The recent controversies surrounding infrastructure projects like the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project is a good example.  This controversy  stems from the demolition of Landmark Beach Resort, a tourist destination in Lagos to make way for the coastal highway project. While government officials continue to emphasize the potential economic benefits and strategic significance of such projects, stakeholders have also continuously raised legitimate concerns about their social, environmental, and economic impacts. Here, we discuss how the government can strike a balance between promoting economic progress and safeguarding the rights and interests of citizens?  What mechanisms should exist for meaningful consultation and engagement with affected stakeholders?  
  • Detribalized Approach to Governance: Changing the Face Of Civil Service in Nigeria

    3 MAY. 2024 · The appointment of two non-indigenes as permanent secretaries by Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State generated much attention and commendation. The appointees include Mr. Joachin Achor from Abia State and Mr. Adebayo Ojeyinka from Osun State.  Tribalism has long been identified as one of the persistent problems plaguing the Nigerian civil service.  Here, we look at the potential impact on the broader territory of Nigerian governance. Will it serve as a model for future leaders? 
    45m 35s
  • Watching the Watcher: Eye on Recent EFCC Corruption Fights

    30 ABR. 2024 · Since the coming of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's administration, the corruption fight appears to have regained momentum, especially with a new sheriff in town, in the person of the EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede.  Under the administration, no fewer than seven high-profile cases are being investigated or prosecuted by the EFCC. But, how far can the EFCC go?  Here, we beam the searchlight on the eagle-eye agency. The one tasked with combating financial crimes. It now finds itself under the microscope of our scrutiny. Simply put, it is time to watch the watcher.
    52m 5s
  • Upholding The Anambra State Burial Law

    30 ABR. 2024 · Much controversy was generated by the flouting of the Anambra State Burial Law during the funeral of the late former governor of the state, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife.  The late Ezeife was buried in his Igboukwu country home in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, April 20, 2024. At the event, which was attended by Governor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor condemned the use of brochures and banners for the funeral, which is against the state burial law. Here, we discuss the constant flouting of the law by individuals. Most of all, we seek ways  the Anambra State Government can ensure the effective implementation of the burial law? 
    45m 1s
  • Paper Review- Food Inflation Hits 40%

    26 ABR. 2024 · Food inflation rises to 40% in March, 2024. Here, we analyse what this means for the average Nigerian and the way forward. 
    43m 5s
  • Interview With EIE Nigeria Executive Director Yemi Adamolekun on the Chibok Girls

    19 ABR. 2024 · Sunday, April 14, 2024 marked exactly 10 years since the abduction of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram terrorists. Till date, about 90 girls are still under the captivity of the terror group. What is the Nigerian government doing to ensure that the remaining abductees are rescued safely? Here, we speak  with the Executive Director, Enough is Enough Nigeria,  Yemi Adamolekun.  as we look into the challenges, the ongoing efforts, and the urgent need for action to bring back the remaining Chibok girls and address the broader issue of insecurity in Nigeria.
    17m 53s
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