democracy

4 November 2020

Statutory Transfers in the proposed 2021 Budget

  A whopping sum of ₦128bn is apportioned to the National Assembly as part of the Statutory Transfer in the proposed budget for 2021. Accordingly, this […]
4 November 2020

Key Spending in the Education & Health Sector of the proposed 2021 Budget Review

#YMonitorSpotlight Proposed 2021 Budget review; Called, the Budget of Economic Recovery And Resilience. Presented October 8th, 2020 to the National Assembly. We take a keen look […]
4 November 2020

Nigerians are starving Nigerians; World Capital of Poverty – Dotun Famoriyo

The past four weeks in Nigeria has been particularly challenging for citizens of Nigeria, home and abroad. From Nigeria being 60 and still experiencing significant setbacks […]
2 November 2020

The FOIAct is a weapon for accountability

Secrecy is a cowardly government’s weapon of choice against public scrutiny. The contempt for the Freedom of Information Act is a sign that the foundations of […]
23 October 2020

YMonitor Issue 72: Viva La Resistance

Despite all feint passive-aggressive speech to quench it, Despite all the efforts of “forces beyond their control,” Despite all the ignorance & arrogance of even corrupted […]
23 October 2020

Your Vote Is Your Power

The Power of your Vote – The Power of Choice Nobody should take away your rights, that has been fought for: your right to vote, your […]
23 October 2020

Leadership & Accountability

To be accountable means to take responsibility for results, good or bad. It means finding solutions to problems & applying lessons learnt in order to improve […]
22 October 2020

#YMonitorArchives: What He Said

Digging deep into archives. Taking a page from this book. The Nigerian Youths brave & hardworking, as against contrary opinions took to the streets to demand […]
22 October 2020

The Silence is Deafening | 20-10-2020

The Silence is deafening. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power” – Abraham Lincoln More […]
22 October 2020

20-10-20

20.10.2020 The Nation witnessed gross misuse of democratic power and privileges, a total neglect for human rights & lives. Men in military uniforms sworn to protect […]
19 January 2017

#OpenLagosBudget: Is the Lagos State Budget a State Secret?

by Usman Alabi Analysis That is exactly the question one of our followers on twitter asked, he wanted to know if the Lagos State budget is […]
20 January 2017

#OpenLagosBudget: Lagos budget and breakdown to be uploaded—Steve Ayorinde

by Usman Alabi After a week long campaign on our twitter handle on #OpenLagosBudget. The commissioner for Information in Lagos responded to our call on him […]
19 September 2017

YMonitor essay series: Youth participation in politics as an imperative for civic engagement

by Damola Mewojuaye When thinking about the involvement of young people in today’s Nigerian politics, one is quickly faced with a paradox. Arenas for youth participation […]
21 March 2018

Essay series: Pathway to creating a sustainable democracy: 2019 election in focus

by Olufemi Ibukun Democracy, in modern parlance, denotes “the rule of the people” wherein the affairs of a political state does not elude every single head. […]
21 March 2018

Essay Series: The role of inclusiveness and transparency in fostering a sustainable democracy

by Atiku Nafisa Emmanuela Democracy as a concept is not unchanging neither is it immutable. It’s fragility is dependent on the society in which it is […]
23 January 2019

#2019Elections: Using your one vote to demand good governance.

by Editor With just few days to the next general elections, you can still demand that your leaders fulfil their previous promises if they are to […]