Archive for May, 2012

One year after FoI Act… It’s motion without movement

One year after FoI Act… It’s motion without movement

T is exactly one year today, when the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act became operational in Nigeria, as President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan assented to it on May 28, 2011. It took the promoters of the bill 12 years of intense campaign and lobbying before the dream of enlisting the country in the comity of nations, […]

Investigative journalism, panacea to media extinction – Yusuf Alli

Investigative journalism, panacea to media extinction – Yusuf Alli

The name of Alhaji Yusuf Alli evokes different pictures to diverse people. But the most important of all is that of his journalism colleagues who see him as that person that can hardly be beaten to any scoop. Alli, the Managing Editor (North) of The Nation,  recently shared his experiences with LAWAL SABO IBRAHIM. He […]

Cashless Campaign with Limited Effect

Cashless Campaign with Limited Effect

The cashless policy launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria under the pilot phase in Lagos was meant to change the way we do business transactions that involves the use of cash. It has long been established that one of the reasons for rising inflation was the fact that too much money in circulation drove […]