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Sep'16

Made in Nigeria: A Dream or Possibility

The Nigerian development predicament has so many dimensions from which one can begin to unpack its meaning and solutions. But there is only one way Nigerians experience all these dimensions of economic disarticulation and policy incoherence: extreme suffering. This suffering is aggravated by the indices of our development dilemma—jobless growth phenomenon, infrastructural deficit, illiteracy, unemployment, zero-level poverty, income inequality, very low mortality, institutional crisis, and so many more. Understanding the implication of Nigeria’s development predicament is theoretical, but alleviating the sufferings of Nigerians requires, as a first condition, a mix of theoretical and experiential understanding of what has gone wrong and how the elements of positive development can be put together in an enabling policy framework that will deliver the dividends of democratic governance to the Nigerian citizens. We need to first understand, for example, why government policies fail to de..

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Sep'16

Implementation Remains Nigeria’s Only Problem, Says Mabogunje

Eminent Professor of History, Akin Mabogunje, on Wednesday observed that Nigeria was full of people of ideas and good policies, but that its leaders lacked the ability of implementation for the development of its citizenry. Mabogunje, who is the Chairman of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) established by former Permanent Secretary in the Communication Ministry, Dr. Tunji Olaopa, said this in Ibadan at the inauguration of the 34-member Public Policy Group, a think tank of academics, egg heads, captains of industries, with the objective of forming policies for the government to turn around the fortune of the country. He said that there was the need for government and all stakeholders in the socio-economic development to prioritise on areas requiring urgent attention for policy development and articulation, while lamenting the rising trend of restlessness and security breaches were offshoots of bad policies and inability to implement good ones. According to Mab..

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Sep'16

Ibadan school inaugurates public policy group

THE Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) yesterday inaugurated its Public Policy Group (PPG), a think-tank that will serve as the flagship of the institution in delivering innovation in public policy growth. The PPG is a multi-disciplinary group that drew experts from all areas of development to analyse, evaluate and monitor existing policies with a view to generating better ideas for the country’s policy architecture. Inaugurating the group, the ISGPP Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Tunji Olaopa, explained that democratic governance is founded on right commitment to policy articulation, formulation and implementation backed by the weight of the state’s administrative apparatuses. But he lamented that Nigeria’s democratic credential is undermined by a serious growth deficit marked by high unemployment rate, bad infrastructural base, high crime rate, low literacy, very low human development statistics, galloping poverty level and insurgency, among others. He added that..

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Sep'16

Nigeria must consider separating education from science, technology —Prof Mabogunje

If Nigeria would experience economic growth and practical development, it must be ready to concentrate on a self-reliant and resilient economy through robust inventions and other intellectual property away from education. These were the words of the chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Ibadan School of Government and Public policy (ISGPP), Professor Akin Mabogunje, during the inauguration of the 32 -man Public Policy Group (PPG), at the conference hall of the institution, on Wednesday. Professor Mabogunje, who said the inauguration of the group cannot come at a better time, especially, given the current situation in the country, said that “there is clearly a glaring need for government and all relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic development to prioritise on areas requiring urgent attention for policy development and articulation.” “I have always been dismayed at the tendency in this country to align science and technology only with education without stressing their critic..

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Sep'16

Mabogunje, others chart path to better Nigeria

Chairman, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP); Prof. Akin Mabogunje (left); former President, Nigerian Academy of Science, Prof. Gabriel Ogunmola and Executive Vice President, ISGPP, Dr. Tunji Olaopa at the inauguration of Public Policy Group of ISGPP in Ibadan…yesterday. PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM As Nigerians groan under the current economic recession, eminent scholar and economist, Prof. Akin Mabogunje yesterday tasked government and policy makers to look beyond mere policy formulation and focus on strategies of implementation. Mabogunje said while ideas and policies are not in short supply in the country, government lacks the strategies to ensure their implementation. He spoke with others at the inauguration of a Public Policy Group (PPG) of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP), a multidisciplinary think-tank group responsible for identifying key challenges in the nation and proffering suggestions. Mabogunje, who is the chairman of the schools’s..

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