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15 things to know about Treasury Single Account (TSA)

1. TSA refers to Treasury Single Account, a public accounting system using a single account, or a set of linked accounts by government to ensure all revenue receipts and payments are done through a Consolidated Revenue Account (CRA) at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). 2. The pilot TSA scheme commenced in 2012 using a unified structure of accounting for ...

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Guiding Our Leaders Right

By Emmanuel Oko The title of this piece is an excerpt from the second stanza of our national anthem and thereafter paraphrased. I was cogitating over the vicissitude and the challenges tossing our nation to-and –fro along the path of politics and under the influence of our leaders. In that instantaneous solitary I found myself, I realized that leadership and ...

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The Nuisance Of Almajiranci And The Role We Play.

Driving into Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, just before the border between Nasarawa State and the beautiful Abuja, in Mararaba to be precise, a good number of old men and women with their children line up by the road side under the scorching sun with bowls in their stretched hands, begging for money, earning a living. The above scenario is a ...

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18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research now point to emotional ...

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The Question of Almajaranci

By Abubakar Evuti We found it highly insulting when, in the heat of the election campaigns of last year, the then first lady spoke to the effect that the people of the North give birth only to throw away their children. And so we charged at her with a mad ferocity. Like her husband’s rickety trains, we roared at her; ...

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You And Abubakar Shekau Are Not Dissimilar

By Nana Aisha Sahudeen It is no news that Nigerians are extremists – and in everything too. Whether or not we choose to admit it, we are laced with (un) conscious bias. Yes, I’m saying there’s some form of sexist, racist, and religious/ethnic bias fortified within many of us ready to prowl out anytime (provided we allow it to). – ...

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Towards Ending Discrimination in Our School System

the federal government has to do something about the faith-based schools in the country by establishing an agency under the federal ministry of education which will be manned by Islamic and Christian clerics, and which should regulate the activities of Islamiyya schools and Christian-based schools, including their curricula, so that our children will not be exposed to dangerous religious teachings ...

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The Critical Role of Women in Nigerian Politics

Over the years women have been relegated to the background in issues of the overall development especially in the developing nations like Nigeria. This is borne out of the sentimental attachment on feminine gender. Historical evidences are available to prove that the Nigerian women have for long been playing crucial role in political life of the country, and this has ...

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Inside Kenya’s Only Women Village “Men Are Our Biggest Obstacle” They Say

Umoja is literally a no man’s land in Kenya – a matriarchal refuge where men are not allowed. The village, founded 25 years ago by Rebecca Lolosoli, is meant to be a safe haven for women and girls who want to escape abuse in the otherwise patriarchal society of the Samburu people, in northern Kenya. Rebecca, a member of the ...

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Diary Of An Almajiri By Mustapha Adamu

I am popularly called Almajiri, that Northern Nigerian street urchin easily identified by my ever-soiled cloths, bare feet and eating bowl. I do not actually know why I was brought to the city two years ago at the age of seven, but I was told it was for the acquisition of Qur’anic knowledge.  I and other boys left my village ...

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