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Corruption and the Challenge of Good Governance in Nigeria

Corruption and the Challenge of Good Governance in Nigeria

The Companion National Discourse Organized by the Association of Muslim Men in Business and the Professions, Sunday, June 22, 2014

Discussion Paper by Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, OFR

Protocols:

Introduction

I am indeed privileged to be invited to speak to this august gathering of Muslim men and women that have excelled in their various professional and business callings in our nation. It is a refreshing change from the last few months that I have spent working as the Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the nation’s main opposition party!

The Presidency’s Jamboree Budget

The Presidency's Jamboree Budget

Nasir el-Rufai

The year 2014 is already off to a dramatic start with allegations of massive fraud to the tune of about $20 billion (N3.6 trillion) being leveled against the NNPC for failure to remit oil revenue earnings for a period of 19 months.

Oritsejafor NOT Synonymous With CAN

Oritsejafor NOT Synonymous With CAN

By Nasir el-Rufai

Many in Nigeria today may not remember the name of Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, but if there was any opposition to the military regimes of the eighties and nineties, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) under him definitely represented a voice of resistance to those governments’ excesses. At a time when many people kept silent in the face of human rights abuses, Okogie faced down the military government and told them some home truths.

Book Review: Girl-Child Education in Northern Nigeria by Dr. Asmau Sani Maikudi

Book Review: Girl-Child Education in Northern Nigeria by Dr. Asmau Sani Maikudi

By Nasir el-Rufai

On Saturday the 30th of November, I was privileged to be invited to review a pioneering work on girl-child education in Northern Nigeria by a female academic that I have known from childhood. I was surprised at this invitation because I am neither an academic, nor an expert on gender issues and the subject of education.

The Death of Objectivity, Revisited

The Death of Objectivity, Revisited

By Nasir el-Rufai

Shortly after Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as president, many recognized a modes opera do of deliberate division, destruction of trust existing between the various ethnic and religious groups that make up our country, and the wholesome attempts at conversion of traditional and social media to deplete societal cohesiveness.