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Of Defectors and Corruption Trials of the Political Class, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Mr. Sullivan Chime ...there is sufficient evidence that it is not business as usual and defecting to the party in power might not shield corrupt leaders or those who abused power while in office. Last week, ex-governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress…
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Winning With Whistle-blowing In a Recession, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The whistle blowing policy on illegal arms and weapons may be explosive and daunting. Although there is apprehension regarding whether it will work or not, in my own opinion, it is worth trying and it will work if government has the will to implement it, and is transparent about its…
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Can NBC Re-invent Broadcasting In Nigeria?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the NBC must regulate the broadcast space, but it must however do so professionally and in concert with stakeholders, while ensuring the buy-in of citizens. Given the manner by which the Kawu-led NBC has acquitted itself with issues in the industry, there are obvious signs that the re-invention of broadcasting…
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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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