Evolution of the Nigerian State: Governance/Administration

EVOLUTION OF THE NIGERIAN STATE: GOVERANCE/ADMINISTRATION By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), Headquarters: Suite 27-29, Second Floor, Tolse Plaza, 4, Franca Afegbua Crescent, Off J. S. Mariere Road, Apo, Abuja, Nigeria. Northern Regional Office: Plot No 4, Behind Bamahas Restaurant, Muhammad Aliero Way, GRA, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. Niger Delta Regional …

Nigeria and Open Government Partnership

NIGERIA AND OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) INTRODUCTION Nigeria has been faced with the challenge of effectively utilising its resources to support equitable economic growth, effective service delivery and social cohesion. One of the major driving forces for the development blockade is lack of openness, transparency and …

Understanding Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria

UNDERSTANDING OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP(OGP) IN NIGERIA By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), Abuja. Outline of Presentation at USAID Strengthening Advocacy & Civic Engagement (SACE) Project 2.0 Mindset Series in Abuja on 24th January, 2017 INTRODUCTION Nigeria has been faced with the challenge of effectively utilising its resources to support equitable economic …

Nigeria Budget 2017: What are the Issues?

NIGERIA BUDGET 2017: WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) 1. BACKGROUND The budget is perhaps the most important instrument for the development of any modern state apart from the constitution. It can be argued that it is only through the instrumentality of the budget that government can …

Ethical Issues in the Bar and the Fight against Corruption

ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE BAR AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development, Suite 27, Second Floor, Tolse Plaza, 4, Franca Afegbua Crescent, Off J. S. Mariere Road, Apo, Abuja, Nigeria. Tel: +234 98703178 E-mail: <mailto:otiveigbuzor@yahoo.co.uk> otiveigbuzor@yahoo.co.uk <mailto:info@centrelsd.org> info@centrelsd.org Website: www.otiveigbuzor.com; www.centrelsd.org PRESENTATION AT THE WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIA …

Enacting a Workable Petroleum Industry Bill in N igeria

ENACTING A WORKABLE PIB: AVOIDING PITFALLS, MAXIMIZING THE PRESENT AND GETTING IT RIGHT By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), Headquarters: Suite 27-28, Second Floor, Tolse Plaza, 4, Franca Afegbua Crescent, Off Mariere road, After Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, Nigeria. Northern Office: No 4, Off Muhammed Adamu Aliero Road, Behind Bahamas Food …

New Economic Agenda and Public Administration Reform for Nigeria

NEW ECONOMIC AGENDA AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM FOR NIGERIA By Dr. Otive Igbuzor Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) INTRODUCTION It is a settled matter that every society can develop as people expand their capacity to confront the environment and solve their problems through a variety of means including science, technology, innovation and development knowledge. …

The 2016 Budget and PAR

THE 2016 BUDGET AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM IN NIGERIA By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) INTRODUCTION The budget of a country is probably the most important piece of document in governance apart from the constitution. This is because it is through the budget that resources are allocated to deliver public goods …

The Buhari Administration and War against Corruption in Nigeria

THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION AND WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) INTRODUCTION Over the years, several scholars, development workers, activists, politicians, international organizations, public affairs commentators and the general public have given attention to the problem of corruption and its attendant effects on society. The problem is …

Public Administration Reform and Strategic Plan for Nigeria

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM AND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR NIGERIA By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) INTRODUTION Nigeria is going through interesting times. With the election of President Muhammadu Buhari and assumption of office in May, 2015, the discourse and expectations in governance has changed completely. Everything now revolves around the expectation and …

Public Administration Reform and Transition from MDGs to SDGs in Nigeria

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM AND TRANSITION FROM MDGs to SDGs IN NIGERIA By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) INTRODUCTION The challenge of development is arguably one of the greatest challenges that has dominated world history. Human beings have always been concerned about how to improve their condition of living and better confront …

Federal Government and Zero Based Budgeting

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ZERO BASED BUDGETING IN NIGERIA By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) The budget is perhaps the most important instrument for the development of any modern state apart from the constitution. It can be argued that it is only through the instrumentality of the budget that the State can …

ASSESSING PMB FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

ASSESSING PMB FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) President Muhammadu Bahuari (PMB) was elected and inaugurated as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2019. By 7th September, 2015, he has clocked the milestone of one hundred days in office. All over the …

The Buhari Administration and Policy Change

THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY CHANGE By Dr. Otive Igbuzor Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) The President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) administration was elected on 29th May, 2015 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the main campaign message of change. The party campaigned to bring about change in all facets of …

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Buhari’s Election Promises-The First One Hundred Days in Office

BUHARI’S ELECTION PROMISES: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN OFFICE By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) An election promise is a guarantee made to the public by a politician trying to win an election. The promises are usually made during the electioneering campaign. The promises are supposed to be based on …

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Institutional Reform and the 2015 Elections

INSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND THE 2015 ELECTIONS By Otive Igbuzor, PhD Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) Introduction Many developing countries are beset with a lot of developmental challenges including hunger, poverty, insecurity, lack of education, poor health and short life expectancy. There is a consensus among scholars and development practitioners that accountable governance and effective …