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Democracy and Local Government Reforms

01.09.2004 Reforms. The language of reforms is now the policy lingo of the second term of the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo: economic reforms, electoral reforms, public sector reforms, judicial reforms, pension reforms, budget reforms, political reforms, constitutional reforms, banking reforms, power sector reforms, police reforms, local government reforms, etc.. Despite the submission of the Report […]

Still on Local Government Reforms

10.10.2003 Your memo to the Technical Committee on Local Government Reforms now headed by Mallam Liman Ciroma as published in your column on Thisday newspapers was a well-articulated piece. However, I believe some of the issues you raised need to be revisited. I agree with you on the need to open up the electoral space to […]