Opinion

DSS, Saraki, Melaye and the Senate’s Dirty Slap On Buhari’s Face, By Godwin Onyeacholem

He loses all, if he loses the anti-corruption war. And he loses the anti-corruption war if he allows the likes of Lawal Daura, Bukola Saraki and the official clown of the Nigerian senate, Dino Melaye, to determine who becomes the Chairman of EFCC. No thanks to the unholy machinations of…
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Opinion

The Politics of Magu’s Confirmation, By Godwin Onyeacholem

This has left the politics of Magu’s confirmation, dirty and ill-tempered as it is, with a few unanswered questions. For example, if there was no evil agenda, what is the business of DSS in including recommendations in its report? Why wouldn’t they just stop at what they perceive as Magu’s…
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Nigeria’s Anti-corruption War: Why the Presidency Must Stick With Magu, By Godwin Onyeacholem

President Buhari should remain firm and not succumb to the prejudiced opinions and sheer blackmail of those working hard to blunt, if not completely eliminate, the refined cutting-edge of the anti-corruption campaign symbolised by the current leadership of the EFCC. As some of the most disagreeable voices on and off…
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Magu, DSS, Saraki, Buhari and the Intrigues of a Corrupt Cabal, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Yes, corruption is fighting back, and the Buhari administration needs to summon the will to repel the attack and crush the monster. Otherwise, as Buhari himself has often stated, it will kill us. "The President – whoever he is – has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody.…
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Abdulmumin Jibrin: A Ruthless Whistle Blower and Anti-Corruption Activist, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Abdulmumin has shown rare courage and deserves every support, protection, encouragement and commendation. Nigeria and the world must stand up to ensure that his revelations do not go in vain and is used as an opportunity to deal decisively with issues of corruption in Nigeria. The budget fraud saga is…
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Opinion

Kano Blasphemy Killing: Where Is Justice for Bridget Agbahime?, By Godwin Onyeacholem

But this government can still redeem itself and that is what it should do by revisiting the Agbahime case and making sure those who needlessly killed that woman are truly punished. Otherwise, not only that this country will continue to be a laughing stock in the eyes of the world,…
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Buhari’s Anti-corruption War: Who Is Afraid of Magu?, By Godwin Onyeacholem

President Buhari must know who is responsible should Magu fail to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of EFCC. But not only that. The president should also realise that once the perversely corrupt and reactionary forces have their way and Magu is blocked, the consequences on his anti-corruption fight will…
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Opinion

Budget Padding Scandal: Nemo Judex In Causa Sua, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...the Speaker, being one of the accused, worsened his case with the clear violation of a sacred legal maxim through that House resolution presided over by There can be no better example of sitting as a judge in your own cause. This is against the principle of natural justice, equity…
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