This column will once more call for attention to a feature of national life on which consensus swings towards its reinvention.
In the effervescent Nigerian political space, the past week or so witnessed the dominance of two scenarios, which placed the National Assembly - the Senate in particular, squarely in the public gaze.
The impact of today’s rapidly changing economic and technological landscape has made government’s task of delivering public service more complex.
Recently, some 16 credible civil society organisations addressed the press in Abuja over an issue that has for long been of interest to almost every Nigerian: transparent running of the National Assembly and clear commitment from the law-making body on the fight against corruption.
Echoes from the National Dialogue on Corruption held last Wednesday at the Presidential Villa under the auspices of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) have started bouncing around the country’s political and social circuits; some muffled and others loud and clear.
Even before the verdict of the Court of Appeal Port Harcourt Division on who leads the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it was clear that the party’s problem extended beyond the leadership question.
Since President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the 2017 appropriations proposal to the joint sitting of the two branches of the National Assembly last December, many Nigerians have been on the watch to know what difference will attend the process of passing it compared to that of last year.