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IDEAs Radio Show Episode 89 Accountability: the role of BudgIT 17 September 2021.

IDEAs Radio Show Episode 77Accountability: the role of BudgIT17 September 2021.

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Final IDEAS Radio broadcast Episode 88 (28/8/20)

should say that this IDEAS segment has been funded through the MacArthur Foundation’s anti-corruption programme, and I was invited by CITAD (the Centre for Information Technology and Development...

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Terrorism & Religion/Belief-based Violence” Episode 87 (21/8/20)

Well, as you know Aghogho, at IDEAS radio … I mean you know IDEAS stands for Integrity, Democracy, Ethics and Accountability, and we are often having to speak about...

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No Sacred Cow in Fighting Corruption” Episode 86 (14/8/20).

“many people didn’t know we were doing any thing with Constituency Projects until we published our report.  They didn’t know we were watching the Ministries, Departments and...

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NBA Elections and IDEAS, Episode 85 (07/8/20)

AgO: Okay, you were knocking at an online door last week and apparently it did not open.  So, for all the good stories we’ve heard about the...

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Legislators and IDEAS, Episode 84 (24/7/20)

IDEAS Radio 24 July 2020 Legislators and IDEAS  Aghogho Oboh: Alright, here we go.  Fine, fine afternoon in the city of Lagos, hot and humid if you ask me,...

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IDEAS menu, Episode 83 (17/7/20)

“A member of the Senate or … the House of Representatives shall vacate his seat in the House of which he is a member if … being a [party]...

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Impact of COVID-19 and IDEAS issues , Episode 82 (10/7/20)

IDEAS Radio 10 July 2020 Impact of COVID-19 and IDEAS issues Aghogho Oboh: Hey, shaku maku everybody!  A fine, fine afternoon in the city of Lagos!  One of the...

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COVID-19 Lockdown Easing and IDEAS issues, Episode 81 (03/7/20)

I’m actually reminded Aghogho of that ironic quotation, you know, the one that says: “I’m their leader, so I must follow where they go.” Because if we’re...

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Update on COVID-19 and IDEAS issues IDEAS Radio Episode 80 26 June 2020

Now, when you look at the NCDC figures released yesterday they showed that they’ve tested 122,155 … or they’ve carried out that number of tests, but actually, the National...

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IDEAS issues in SGBV, Episode 79 (19/6/20)

Here in Lagos State, the relevant law is not called a Violence against the Person (Prohibition) Law, rather Lagos State enacted the Prohibition Against Domestic Violence Law of Lagos,...

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Democracy Day and IDEAS, Episode 78 (12/6/20)

the truth is that between the President-elect Olusegun Obasanjo and the outgoing military dictator General Abdulsalami Abubakar, they went out of their way to make sure that there was...

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NDoM, Mass Atrocities and IDEAS, Episode 77 (29/5/20)

Well, Aghogho, the first thing is to remind ourselves as you said, that some of the context … the … the components of IDEAS are Integrity and Accountability, and...

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Reopening the Economy post-COVID19 , Episode 76 (22/5/20).”

Well I think in this case there are actually at least three of them: the Integrity of the decisions that are being made, the Ethics that are being...

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State Governors, COVID-19 and IDEAS, Episode 75 (15/5/20).

As I always say, IDEAS is about Integrity, Democracy, Ethics and Accountability. And what we’ve seen from our State Governments and the Governors who head the executive there,...

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The Oronsaye Report and IDEAS, Episode 74 (8/5/20)

I think that we have to look at the context in which this is occurring Aghogho, and the fact is that … we’ve seen that apart from the actual...

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IDEAS issues, Nigerian Workers and COVID-19, Episode 73 (1/5/20).”

Now next week, the 4th of May to be precise, Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory would begin a modification of the Federal Government-imposed Lockdown. Now one...

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IDEAS issues in Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response Episode 72 (24/4/20).”

eah, I think it’s a real question Chukwudi, simply because of the fact that as we are asking people to stay home, we are also depriving them of their...

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IDEAS issues in Coronavirus testing Episode 71 (17/4/20).

Ok, so what I will do is try to reach out to Ayo Obe again, so that we can set the ball rolling. Remember I said that today...

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IDEAS issues in Palliative Measures during COVID19: Episode 70 (10/4/20)

Well it’s obvious, any time that public money is being spent, then there must be Accountability. When money is raised from the public, there must be Accountability. ...

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Accountability and COVID19 Donations:Episode 69 (3/4/20)

Yeah, as you know, IDEAS radio’s brief is to look at issues of Integrity, Democracy, Ethics and Accountability. And … so really it’s … our focus is ...

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COVID19 in Nigeria: IDEAS issues Episode 68 (27/3/20).

Yeah, I mean, I thought that … because you may remember that we discussed it a month ago, at the end of February, and we talked about the issue...

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The Abule Ado Explosion and IDEAS, Episode 67 (20/3/20).

Well, technology is what allows us to stay in touch, even though I have a bit of an echo behind me. But … It’s been a very...

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Coronavirus and Budget 2020, Episode 66 (28/2/20)

And good evening everybody in the studio, because we’ve got a lot to discuss. Obviously what I really wanted to discuss with you guys from BudgIT, Damilola and...

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Ier Jonathan-Ichaver: Mass Atrocity Deaths Report, Episode 65 (21/2/20).

You’re welcome. Ier, as I was saying, what IDEAS tries to look at in issues of moment, are Integrity, Democracy, Ethics and Accountability. Now it comes under...

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Transcript for IDEAS Episode 64

The BBC report is about a particular form of torture used by the security agencies in Nigeria called ‘Tabeh’. But it … it speaks to … they focused...

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INEC deregisters 74 political parties. Episode 63 (7/2/20).

Yeah, I mean I think Rotimi, the first thing that we need to, when we’re talking about IDEAS, this is not … people have been talking about this as...

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IDEAS and the Lagos State Okada/Kẹkẹ Restrictions. Episode 62 (31/01/20).

Well, as I said, there are … this matter raises IDEAS issues, because as you know IDEAS is about Integrity, Democracy, Ethics and Accountability. And one of the...

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Drama, the Creative Arts and IDEAS: Joshua Alabi of KiNiNso Koncepts. Episode 61 (24/01/20)

But before I get into the discussion with Joshua about the role of the creative arts in public awareness, education and so on, I should say that one of...

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IDEAS and the Use or Abuse of Public Power & Property. Episode 60 (17/01/20).

Hello Rotimi. But I always like to try and accentuate the positive, so I would rather say that rather than saying we’re going to look at abuse, we...

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IDEAS issues in Àmọtẹkùn. Episode 59 (10/01/20).

Well, it’s in the same stand … it stands in the same shoes as the Hisbah in Kano, because I notice that the … the National Congress of Northern...

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IDEAS: The President’s New Year’s Day Message. Episode 58 (03/01/20).

Well, it’s not … flood has been our own issue. Flood, soil erosion and so on. But Rotimi, we … if we’re talking about what we don’t...

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IDEAS: The AGF and Court Orders. Episode 57 (27/12/19).

Oh, really?! Well, definitely I have to first of all say ‘Compliments of the Season’. I hope that all IDEAS listeners had a Merry Christmas and that they...

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IDEAS: Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chair ICPC. Episode 56 (20/12/19)

IDEAS Radio 20 December 2019 Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman ICPC  Aghogho Oboh: Alright, welcome welcome back, it’s nine minutes past four in the city of Lagos.  I didn’t even...

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IDEAS: The Open Treasury Portal with Tunji Andrews. Episode 55 (13/12/19).

Thank you very much. Well, I know that people will be thinking that … will be anxious to hear this … what was originally a mystery … a...

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IDEAS: Waziri Adio: General Secretary of NEITI. Episode 54 (06/12/19)

IDEAS Radio 6 December 2019 Waziri Adio: General Secretary of NEITI  Aghogho Oboh: Alright welcome, welcome, it is eleven minutes past four, I am Aghogho Oboh, and this is...

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IDEAS: Episode 53: The IDEAS in #16Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women

we’re going to be looking at the issue of the IDEAS component when we think about Activism Against Violence Against Women. And I’m actually a little bit stirred...

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IDEAS: Episode 52, Gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa & Kogi States (II) (15/11/19)

Ok. Well, Bayelsa is … I think Bayelsa is a little bit … there are two parts to it. We’d already been discussing the fact that there...

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IDEAS: Episode 51: Gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa & Kogi States (08/11/19)

IDEAS Radio 8 November 2019 Gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa & Kogi States Rotimi Sankore: Right, and welcome to the Public Square on Nigeria Info 99.3 with me, Rotimi Sankore. ...

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IDEAS: BudgIT’s State of the States report, Episode 50 (31/10/19)”.

Ojugo Uche who is the Head of Research at BudgIT. Thank you very much. Ojugo Uche has been here before, but she’s also joining the conversation. ...

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IDEAS: Electricity and IDEAS, Episode 49

I want to introduce Adeolu Adekola, he is the Senior Programme Officer of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism … and he’s here to talk to us about...

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IDEAS in the 2020 Budget, Episode 48 (11/10/19)”

And so, the discussions we will be having today, will be on whether the Budget was made for the rainy day or not. This week it’s been...

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IDEAS: The Role of Judges in IDEAS, Episode 47 (04/10/19)

We want to look at the issue of the role of the Nigerian Judiciary as regards Integrity and Democracy. And I think it’s important that we try to...

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IDEAS: Freedom of Speech under assault, Episode 46 (20/09/19)

Great to be here and we’re discussing big significant political issues that are happening everywhere in the country today. Big story today: detained journalists charged with treason for...

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Guest: Head of Tracka NG, Uadamen Ilevbaoje Episode 45

Well thanks very much Aghogho and Rotimi. And I really want to welcome Uadamen Ilevbaoje to … he’s the Head of Tracka. And if anybody follows me...

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Amnesty International Country Director Osai Ojigo IDEAS Radio Episode 44

IDEAS Radio 30 Aug 2019 Guest: Amnesty International Country Director Osai Ojigo Aghogho Oboh: Alright, we’ve just been shadow boxing before we start the Public Square.  Rotimi Sankore throwing...

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Swearing-in of Ministers & Assignment of Portfolios, Episode 43 of 23/08/19

But wow, things have been happening! I mean, I turn my back for one minute and then we see all sorts of things happening. Of course the...

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IDEAS: President Obasanjo’s Open Letter, Episode 42 (19/07/19).

But you know it’s interesting that we mention the Oval Office, because in the … the occupant of the Oval Office and the previous occupant of our own equivalent...

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Legislators and Accountability Episode 41:

Or a particular individual who, as we understand it now is in the hands of the Nigeria Police, and may face criminal charges, I thought that we should...

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IDEAS: The EU Election Observation Report, Episode 40 (21/06/19)

in other countries from Indonesia to Kenya. So it’s been interesting. But I mean, I think that what’s been interesting about the EU Observation report, has been...

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IDEAS: President Buhari’s Democracy Day speech, Episode 39 (14/06/19)

It’s been a rainy day, but the focus today is the rain of issues (or not), that arise from the President’s Democracy Day speech. I don’t know how...

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IDEAS: Screening of Ministers with no portfolio attached, Episode 38 (07/06/19)

IDEAS Radio 7 June 2019 it’s the ministerial positions. At the State level it’s the …. the … it’s the … Sorry, at the State level it’s the...

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IDEAS: Declaration of Assets & Oaths of Office, Episode 37 (31/05/19)

IDEAS Radio 31 May 2019 The inauguration of the President and the Vice President with 29 State Governors and their Deputies on Wednesday the 29th of May, leaves us...

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Justice Bulkachuwa recuses herself from Presidential Election Tribunal Episode 36

IDEAS Radio 24 May 2019 Well it is, because we hardly tend to know the spouses of the male judges, it’s very rare that we know what the spouses...

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Episode 35: Welcome package for National Assembly members

IDEAS Radio 17 May 2019 Our big topic today on both the IDEAs segment with Ayo Obe and on the main programme: Is the N4.68 billion welcome package for Nigeria’s...

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Episode 34: Local Governments and NFIU regulations

IDEAS Radio 10 May 2019 Our big topic today on both the IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe and on the main programme: Are Local Governments finally going to...

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Episode 33: Outgoing packages for elected representatives

IDEAS Radio 3 May 2019 Ayo Obe is going to be talking with the Executive Director of the Social Economic Rights Accountability Project, SERAP, Adetokunbo Mumuni, who will be...

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IDEAS Episode 32 (19/04/19) Outgoing & Incoming Governors

We’re looking, we’re going to be talking about political office holders who are not going to be returning to office, who include most notably Governors who will not have...

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Chibok, five years after Episode 31

IDEAS Radio 12 April 2019 it’s a big day because we’re looking at Chibok, five years after. Believe it or not, how time flies when schoolgirls, 291 of...

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The developments in Rivers State where the last of the gubernatorial elections for the 2019 election cycle is going on Episode 30

IDEAS Radio 5th April 2019 So, on the Ideas segment today, with Ayo Obe, we are looking at the developments in Rivers State where the last of the gubernatorial...

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Does the process by which the leadership of the National Assembly emerge affect its oversight and accountability duties IDEAS Radio Episode 29

We’ll begin with the IDEAS segment where we’re going to be asking the question: Does the process by which the leadership of the National Assembly emerge affect its ...

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The integrity of the supplementary election IDEAS Radio Episode 28

On the IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe which begins straightaway, we’re looking at the integrity of the supplementary election, as well as the big story which is coming out...

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Did the governorship elections meet the Integrity test? IDEAS Radio Episode 27

And Rotimi I am also throwing in another ‘I’, because with the number of states where their result has been declared inconclusive, and the pattern of voting in those...

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State Assembly and the Governorship elections, Episode 26

And we, on the IDEAS segment, be looking at the State Assembly and the Governorship elections, importantly what you need to know about the State Assembly. A lot...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 25

All right, welcome to Countdown 2019. And, we’re half way done, and we’re half way going to the next one which is a week, just a week away...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 24

Welcome to Nigeria Info where we’re discussing all the big and significant issues on the road to … tomorrow’s election. Next month’s election. Finally, we’re here. ...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 23 – Integrity of the Elections – Kadaria Ahmed

“Towards more Credible, Free, Inclusive Elections in Nigeria.” And at, the keynote address was given by Professor Chidi Odinkalu, and he noted that, he sort of traced the...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 22 –

On the IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe, she’s discussing with comments made by the Governor of Kaduna State Nasir el Rufai, alleging interference by foreign observers and they...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 21

On the IDEAS segment it is the Transparency International Corruption Perception for 2018, the Index, we’re going to be looking at in the segment. We can do much...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 20 Fela Durotoye

Well, what we focus on here in this section of the programme is the, are the issues of Integrity, Ethics and Accountability and the role that they play in...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 19

o, it’s great to have you on the show. I should say that Richard is one of the real veterans when it comes to reporting on the judiciary...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 18

Thank you Aghogho and welcome Rob and Nnamdi to the IDEAS segment of Countdown 2019. Please also remember that you can check out the editions of this programme...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 17

Well, I think that INEC is coming out with fresh guidelines, or they’re going to be released on Monday, according to reports, and I do hope we’re going to...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 16

Let me tell you briefly about Hassan Taiwo Soweto, who is a socialist and long-standing working class and youth activist. Graduate of Fine and Applied Arts from the...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 15 Dr. Tokunbo Pearse

Dr. Tokunbo Pearse. He is a senior lecturer, Department of English, University of Lagos. He’s also a public affairs analyst. He lived and worked in the United States...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 14

I may just let you know Rotimi, that this week I was actually at the Electoral Institute of the Independent National Electoral Commission.   And I mention it because the...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 13 Mr. Tope Kolade Fashua

We have a guest, a special guest on the programme this afternoon, and as usual, my job is to drag out the IDEAS content in his, in what...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 12

Today on IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe, we will be looking at ethics, integrity, and accountability. Let me just read you a profile briefly, of today’s guest. ...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 11

Today on IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe, we’re looking at campaigns.  Campaigns are open and running just a couple of days into the campaign, and by extension into of...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 10

Today on IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe, we’ll be discussing campaign finance.  What is a free gift? And what is a financial contribution? For instance, a private jet for...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 9 The Power of Incumbency

So, big talking point, you know the campaign is supposed to open up on the 18th of November.  That’s exactly a week from now, but we’ve had some guys...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 8 Clement Nwankwo 31st October 2018

Today, we’re going to be discussing, as [Aghogho] said, the latest incarnation of the Electoral Act, and you know that this Act has gone through many different incarnations, and...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 7 Substitution of Candidates

Our big topic today and on both the IDEAS segment and on the main programme is the substitution of names of some winners of primaries by political parties. ...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 6

Our big topic today, on both on the IDEAS segment with Ayo Obe and on the main programme: Are we, the electorate, paying enough attention to the process of...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 5 Party Primaries: Debo Adeniran

Our big topic today, both on the IDEAS segment of the programme and on the second half is the Party Primaries. What happened during the party primaries? Many...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 4 Dr. Adeoye Joshua of African Action Congress

we’re here to talk about the issues of Integrity, Ethics, Accountability and their role in our Democracy. And I’m happy to have a guest with me, my first...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 3 Osun Gubernatorial Election: Clement Nwankwo

Our big focus to day on the IDEAS segment of the programme as well as the bigger Countdown is Osun elections, and first on the line will be Clement...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 2 Introduction to IDEAS Radio

Incumbency again has been, you use the power of the security agencies to go in massive force and so on.  So that, while we still see some of that,...

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IDEAS RADIO SHOW EPISODE 1 Introduction to IDEAS Radio

Thank you Rotimi.  The IDEAS programme is something that I’ve been asked to do by the CITAD which is a Nigerian NGO, and they are being supported by the...

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