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The 2021 Open Parliament Forum in Taipei concluded Friday, with representatives from participating democracies pledging in a joint statement to strengthen the pursuit of democracy amid concerns over growing authoritarianism. According to the statement, the participants pledged to engage on the “open government challenges identified in the forum … including Continue Reading
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BY JOHN O. STAPLETON Many international observers believe that democracy has been experiencing a downward trend across the globe for more than a decade. Acknowledging this as a grave concern, the Biden administration will host a Summit for Democracy in early December. The summit will center around three core themes: pushing back on authoritarianism, addressing […]Continue Reading
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Laura Thornton, Director and Senior Fellow Democracy is under threat across the globe, and President Biden’s Summit for Democracy could serve as a needed wake up call, banding democrats together to brainstorm solutions by drawing upon global successes. This is arguably best accomplished by convening democrats rather than governments—as the most Continue Reading
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Moyosore Onigbanjo, attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Lagos, says many “contradictions” in the report of the state’s judicial panel on police brutality make the findings unreliable. The Lagos government, On Tuesday, released the white paper on the report submitted by the judicial panel set up to probe cases of police brutality in the state. The panel […]Continue Reading
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Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says the federal government must exercise restraint in tax increment. He said that the fact that the country’s tax to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio at 6.1 percent remained relatively low was not an excuse for incessant tax increase. The AfDB boss said this on Tuesday […]Continue Reading
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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Kano state government to tender an apology to the dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, in two national dailies. The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Anwuli Chikere, held that Sanusi’s forceful banishment from the state after his dethronement, was illegal, unconstitutional […]Continue Reading