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Reforming EFCC or Restructuring the Federation?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

We need to revisit the exclusive legislative list in the constitution and systematically reduce the responsibilities of the Federal Government vis-a-vis the states. Resources have to be handed back to the states that generate them but place an obligation on each state to contribute an agreed percentage to the common…
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Part-time Legislature: IBB’s Belated Panacea and Lawmakers’ Baggage, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Despite IBB’s later than never proposal, I’m convinced that one way to get out of our economic quagmire is to reduce expenditures, not only in the legislature, but even at the executive level. Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), does not shy away from controversies. Consciously or inadvertently,…
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Religious Subsidy and Budget Padding In a Nation of Frivolities, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Nigerians should stop fighting proxy wars; instead they should demand for good governance, and why such a promising government is falling like a pack of cards. They should ask why there is so much mediocrity in a nation of millions of smart people. Above all Nigerians should ask Buhari, his…
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Nigeria’s Third Mahdi and the Last of the Amalekite Kings, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The heavy yoke of the last of the Amalekite kings must be broken. The rulership of the third and last Mahdi must be brought to an end in a free and fair election. That is the challenge that we face today. Forgive me for my curious silence over the last…
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The Mess Gets Messier, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau In the face of the myriad of problems the country is faced with, it is disheartening that the authorities at the executive and legislative levels only engage in trivial supremacy battles, personality clashes and ego tripping, while serious issues of national concern are downplayed…
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Whose Interest Is AGF Malami Serving?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In all these anomalies, neither the minister nor his principal, the president appears perturbed. And instead of justice, what we have are intense power play, lobbying and unhealthy rivalry. Indeed, the minister’s actions, inactions and activities are not only threatening the anti-corruption posture of the government, they are capable of…
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Randy ‘Honourables’ Desecrating a Noble Concept, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

We must not allow the recklessness of a few bad eggs to taint the country’s reputation and encourage the US government to review the programme or stop future (Nigerian) participants from enjoying its benefits. In Nigeria, sexual misconduct by public office holders are at best discussed in hushed voices. When…
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