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“Those useless civil servants” by Dr Joe Abah

Dr Joe Abah, Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, argues that Nigeria's civil service will start to improve the day we want it to improve.
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No renaissance for Plateau State by Richard Ali

Richard Ali returns to Jos, only to find that the road to Jos is nothing like that of yesteryear for young people.
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Nigeria’s “state of origin” conundrum

In a new ARI blog series, “NIGERIA: HAVE YOUR SAY", Cheta Nwanze argues that the “state of origin” concept should be done away with in Nigeria
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State(s) of crisis: sub-national government in Nigeria by Paul Adams

Paul Adams examines the origins and purpose of the Nigerian federation, state governments’ financial management and responsibilities, governors’ arbitrary power, and the need to increase internally generated state revenue.
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What’s at stake in Tanzania’s constitutional referendum? Part II: The president and the parliament

Part two of Nick Branson’s look at Tanzania’s proposed constitution outlines how continuity has prevailed over change in relations between the executive and legislature.
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What’s at stake in Tanzania’s constitutional referendum? Part I: One nation, two governments

The first part of Nick Branson’s look at Tanzania’s proposed constitution considers the relationship between the constituent parts of the Union ahead of a proposed referendum on 30 April 2015.