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Mr. Soji Apampa, CEO, Integrity Organization presents practical tips for doing business in Nigeria at the Transparency International- United Kingdom (TI-UK) Business Integrity Forum Meeting in London

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In line with the organization’s drive to consistently add our voice to the growing concerns of corruption and seeking practical ways to curb the menace, Mr. Soji Apampa, CEO, Integrity Organisation has been invited as one of the experts on anti-Corruption issues in Nigeria to make a presentation on practical tips for doing business in Nigeria at the above forum scheduled to hold in London on November 23rd, 2017. Continue Reading

The Changing Tunes of Nigerian Music by Hikmat Ibrahim

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Lyrics are simply words that make up a song, often consisting of verses and choruses.

The Nigerian music industry has undoubtedly achieved overwhelming success in many areas and it is arguably one of Nigeria’s biggest job creating sectors today as it creates opportunities for complementary services like music/movie production, event management, DJ services, equipment purchase/leasing, marketing etc. Continue Reading

Solid Statutes or Statues? by Olaoluwakitan Babalola

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Recently this picture and an associated wisecrack (by Japheth Omojuwa) went viral on social media sites. The picture shows a statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa unveiled by Governor Owelle “Rochas” Okorocha of Imo State during Zuma’s visit to the state. Zuma’s statue, reportedly worth over N500 million[1], stands amidst 6 additional statues of African leaders Governor Okorocha plans to unveil later. Based on the cost of Zuma’s statue, it is safe to extrapolate that the total cost of these 7 statues is nothing less than N3.5 billion out of his proposed total budget of N131 billion for 2017.[2] Continue Reading

Where Are Our Role Models? Still Waiting for Godot? by Ayoyinka Johnson

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It is natural for our psychological essence to yearn for that someone that we hold in high esteem or someone we could use as a benchmark to measure what we would like to be or see ourselves become – a beacon of light to follow along life’s dark paths. This person could be a family member or might well be someone in the public domain or (dead or living) religious, historical or mythical figures – still, someone whom we hold dear in our lives, and someone we think we can learn the ropes from when climbing the mountains that we encounter during our formative years.
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Core Civil Society Issue with the Proposed NGO Bill by Cynthia Akpomudiare

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The bill proposed is titled: An Act to Regulate the Acceptance and Utilisation of Finance/Material Contributions of Donor Agencies to Voluntary Organisations and for matters connected therewith. In the words of Mr Chidi Odinkalu, former Chairman of the National Human-Rights Commission, the proposed bill on NGO Regulation sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Umar Buba Jibril, is “…stunning in its audacity, far reaching in its scope and a danger to elective government in Nigeria.” Continue Reading

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