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IDEAs Episode 108: Ike Akaraiwe SAN on Problems in the Financing of the Judiciary

Our guest on the programme today is Ike Akaraiwe Esq., SAN. A former 1st Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, the convenor of the Rule of Law discussion...

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Episode 107 Blog – 10th June 2022 IDEAs issues in the just-concluded Primaries season

Before delving into the issues for discussion today, Ayo corrected the wrong information conveyed by her interview with Honourable Patrick Ikhariale in Episode 106, where they had wrongly discussed...

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Episode 106 Blog – 27th May 2022 Hon Patrick Ikhariale on IDEAs issues as Delegates pick Political Party Flag-bearers

With all the drama surrounding the issue of political party delegates, this week IDEAs had a big interview with Honourable Patrick Ikhariale, a former member of the House of...

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Episode 105 Blog – 13th April 2022 Ebun Adegboruwa SAN on the IDEAs issues in remaining in office as an aspirant

Episode 105 Blog – 13th April 2022 Ebun Adegboruwa SAN on the IDEAs issues in remaining in office as an aspirant With the President directing “all ministers, Heads and...

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Episode 104 Blog – 29 April 2022 Jide Ojo speaks on Nomination Forms and Delegates

As election season gets into full swing with the sale of nomination forms by some parties, and the emergence of delegates who will chose their party’s flagbearers, leading political...

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Episode 103 Blog – 1st April 2022 Ochendo Simon Okeke on the role of the Police in Accountability for our security.

With the 28th March 2022 attack by terrorist bandits on a train travelling from Abuja to Kaduna with loss of life, injury and apparent abduction of some passengers, as...

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Episode 102 Blog – 18th March 2022 Waziri Adio on the ‘Perfect Storm’ as fuel shortages & high diesel costs

Episode 102 Blog – 18th March 2022 Waziri Adio on the ‘Perfect Storm’  as fuel shortages & high diesel costs jam system collapse! With a ‘system collapse’ of the...

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Episode 101 Blog – 4th March 2022 Auwal Musa Rafsanjani on what impact the amended Electoral Act will have on the Integrity of elections in Nigeria’s Democracy

Auwal Musa Rafsanjani on what impact the amended Electoral Act will have on the Integrity of elections in Nigeria’s Democracy Episode 101 Blog – 4th March 2022Auwal Musa Rafsanjani...

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Episode 100 Blog – 18th February 2022 Atedo Peterside on the 2022 Committee, National Consensus and Accountability

Ayo introduced Atedo Peterside as the founder of StanbicIBTC Bank which makes waves in financial circles, and the Chairman of the ANAP Foundation which is doing what it can...

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IDEAs Episode 98 Blog – 21st January 2022 Iniobong Usen of BudgIT on duplication and padding in the 2022 Budget.

During the week BudgIT released its analysis of the 2022 Budget of the Federal Government and its Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Iniobong Usen came on IDEAs Radio to...

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IDEAs Episode 97 Blog Richard Akinnola on in some issues coming up in 2022

he first issue Richard discussed with Ayo was the President’s veto of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which will have a major impact on Democracy in Nigeria and the...

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Episode 96 Blog December 2021 Clement Nwankwo on the President’s veto of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill

On Monday 20th December President Buhari wrote to the National Assembly that he was withholding his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.  In a letter dated 13th December...

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Episode 95 Jide Ojo on Asset Recovery and Disposal

Episode 95 Blog – 10th December 2021 Jide Ojo on Asset Recovery and Disposal by the Anti-Corruption Agencies December 9th was World Anti-Corruption Day, and Jide Ojo, a public...

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Episode 94 Blog – IDEAs issues from leaked Report of the Lagos SARS Panel November 26 2021

The Judicial Panel set up by Lagos State submitted its final Report to Governor Jide Sanwo-olu on the 15th of November 2021. Receiving the Report, the Governor set up...

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IDEAs Radio Show Episode 93 12th November 2021 Ene Obi

12th November , 2021 With the Anambra State off-cycle gubernatorial election now concluded, IDEAs radio returned to examine the IDEAs issues that were exposed as Ayo Obe interviewed Ene...

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IDEAs Episode 92 issues in the Anambra Gubernatorial Election: interview with Cynthia Mbamalu

With just over a week to go before the Anambra State off-cycle governorship election, Ayo Obe interviewed Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programs at YIAGA Africa who is leading the...

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IDEAs Radio Show Episode 91 issues raised by the Pandora Papers: interview with Nicholas Ibekwe

Nigerians have reacted to the scandal of the Pandora Papers, but what IDEAs issues do they raise?  In today’s episode, Ayo Obe spoke with Nicholas Ibekwe – the award-winning...

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IDEAs Radio Show Episode 90 IDEAs issues in President Buhari’s Independence Day Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari gave a long and wide-ranging speech to mark Nigeria’s 61. Independence anniversary; But what issues relating to Integrity, Democracy, Ethics and Accountability did his speech raise?...

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IDEAs Radio Show Episode 89 Accountability: The role BudgIT has played for 10 years.

IDEAs Radio Show Episode 89 Accountability: The role BudgIT has played for 10 years.17 September 2021. Accountability: The role BudgIT has played for 10 years. For its return to...

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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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