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TERRIFIC HEADLINES ….. The Whole World Is Our Constituency …. Reliable, Authoritative, Credible, Efficient & Very Professional… NIGERIA – HIGHLY A RESILIENT COUNTRY: — Let’s Adopt the Peaceful Options  ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC SERVICE:  The field of public administration is complex; assigning the role of upholding the common good to the public service. Policies, programmes and plans of government are designed and implemented to meet aims, objectives and aspirations of any defined society. Over the years, Nigeria has been able to produce well-crafted development plans. The public service is very critical to successes of governments as the hub. However, the implementation of plans has over the years been hampered by lack of dedication, commitment, and practical ability to see the plans and actions to fruition. It must be noted that the drafting and implementation of development plans must be free from sentiments and other encumbrances. Incidents of policy reversals and what has come to be rightly described as policy summersaults have significantly affected continuity, good governance, and ultimately, socio-political and economic advancements.  CHANGES: As the saying goes, knowledge is power. For the public sector to be considered effective, therefore, the leaders who carry out the duties and responsibilities on behalf of the majority have to ensure that they are versed in issues affecting the public sector at large. No system can be totally perfect. Similarly, no human being can be infallible. Only God is infallible. As human beings, we are bound to make mistakes from time to time. In addition, the society is not static. It keeps on changing with modernization. What was in fashion 20 years ago, for instance, may not necessarily be relevant to the present-day requirements. It is for this reason that changes are proposed and effected periodically in all societies as reforms.  DOCTRINE ON NECESSITY: The phrase: ‘Doctrine of Necessity’ was never relatively popular outside legal circles until the then substantive president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua became indisposed and was unable to discharge the functions of the Office of the President that he held substantively from May 29, 2007, till his death in May, 2010. President Yar-Adua’s failure to notify the Senate of the Federal Republic officially in writing; to request Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan (as he then was)   to act in his absence,  blew up constitutional crises. Power was not transmitted to Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan to enable him perform the functions as…

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