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Dec

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How telecoms firms cheat, frustrate subscribers

By Ajibola Amzat Despite increasing customers’ frustration, telecom companies continue to push for more revenue  YEARLY, telecommunication companies in Nigeria generate revenues that surpass their returns in other African countries. In 2012 alone, the telecoms industry, which is controlled by four major companies – MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, Airtel Networks Limited, Emerging Market Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat) […]

17
Dec

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Systematic data gathering reveals the need for stronger cooperation between Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Sierra Leonean courts

By Marcella Samba Sesay Programme Manager AccessSL Project To date, there have been very few public or civil society institutions monitoring the activities and efficiency of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Sierra Leone. In any democratic state the exercise of power critically hinges on questions of accountability. The challenge is how we make our systems […]

09
Dec

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Open Data Sheds Light on Corruption in Nigeria

Open Data Sheds Light on Corruption in Nigeria

This post was first published here and republished here with P4DC‘s permission.   Nigeria’s cases of corruption have become more than just a case by case occurrence. Newly collected data paints a picture of how embedded corruption ripples through the judicial system. According to the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Maryam Aloma Mukhtar, corruption is rampant […]

28
Nov

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Nigeria: The Grazing Routes To Ethnic Bloodshed

This report highlights political, tribal and cultural influences and practices that continue to fuel the perennial herdsmen/farmer clashes. The situation is typified by a vicious circle of violence and mutual vendetta which has ravaged large swathes of the country’s north. EDEGBE ODEMWINGIE reports  from Nigeria’s North Central states of Nasarawa, Benue and the country’s capital, Abuja for […]

03
Oct

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An Insider’s Perspective on Sierra Leone’s Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership

Guest post by Marcella Samba-Sesay, Director of Programmes at theCampaign for Good Governance in Sierra Leone (CGG). She coordinates the AccessSL programme and is a member of the national OGP Steering Committee. You can follow CGG on Twitter @CGGSierraLeone Just months after stating its intent to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), this week Sierra […]

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