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Who Is scuttling the Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it should be noted that Magu is not different from the previous anti-graft czars who were equally engaged in selective persecution and prosecution of the opponents of their pay masters and their political foes while leaving out those who are ready to play ball. As the anti-graft war appears to…
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Before Nigerian Governors Wreck the Country, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Ex-Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam Sadly, no governor has been sent to jail in Nigeria since civil rule took shape in 1999, because the guilty have the means to subvert the course of justice. I hope the EFCC’s investigation of the Paris Club, bailout funds and the Suswam phenomenon will…
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NLC, TUC and a Dying Legacy of Protests, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the scornful attention NLC-TUC and their leaders received from the Presidency last week, the fact of the protest not resonating with the people, the eventual dumping of their 18-point agenda on Acting President Osinbajo and the inaction of the rest of us are indicators that Organised Labour has lost its…
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The Making of a Democratic Dictatorship, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

From America first, mass deportation, racism to fascist tendencies like the ban on Muslims entering America, Trump appears to be rehashing Hitler’s Germany and thus taking America and indeed the world back to the pre-Second War era. Though rarely applied awkwardly, there is a form of dictatorship embedded in the…
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Much Ado About BBOG’s Invitation to Sambisa, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Whatever may be the intention behind it, and despite conceding to government, I do not see the BBOG changing its unique form of engagement. This ‘guided tour’ cannot sway or stop them from their mandate; neither can it help the fighting force in the war front. This is one civil…
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Ajibola’s Odyssey: Reflections of An Economist’s Sojourn in the Newsroom, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Ajibola’s journalistic foray has paid off handsomely for him and the company. With this book, he has left an indelible mark and ‘something to chew’ on in the business of running a newspaper. There is no doubt that his restless spirit and business acumen weighed heavily on the building of…
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From US to Morocco: Is Buhari’s Fortunes Dwindling?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The economy is in shambles, the naira is in a free fall never seen in the history of this country, yet there are no creative ways to address these myriad of problems. It is doubtful if a MoU with Morocco can restart either agro-business or other sectors. I hope very…
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Succession By Imposition: An Unprofitable Venture and Electorate’s Loss, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The bitter lesson of history these men of power never learn is that the enterprise of ensuring their anointed candidates are installed as governors at all costs is an unprofitable and thankless one. Sadly, the people they govern are the ultimate losers. Desperation is a fundamental issue in succession crisis…
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Timi Frank, Erisco Foods and Other Unsettling Stories, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If things continue this way, the ruling APC is set on self-destruction which will become manifest in 2019. Perhaps, some day the story of how a party that supplanted PDP’s 16-year rule in an election that was akin to an uprising/revolution could only survive for four years. The ruling All…
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