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

Nigeria: The Paradox of a Corrupt Opposition Party in Power, By SKC Ogbonnia

A ready route is to broaden and embolden the change agents. Besides a much-needed cabinet overhaul, it is about time the president finally embraces his party structure across the country to help him fill, without any more delay, the thousands of positions still in the hands of a party opposed…
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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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Columns

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president owes himself an even greater duty - protecting his personal reputation as a fearless anti-corruption crusader. He can only do so when he takes allegations against his friends and staffers seriously and acts. By appearing to refuse to act, the president would be indicting himself in the court…
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Columns

Nigeria: 2017 Trend Analysis and the Contours of Inertia, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most frightening trend for 2017 is the return of hunger and malnutrition to Nigeria. In 2016, we observed the growth of starvation in the North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. The dollar crisis has increased the annual trend of buying up food from farmers at harvest and exporting…
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Guest Columns

How to Make a Country Become First World Through the Power of Faith (2), By Sunday Adelaja

God gave us all as believers the power of faith. Not just for domestic use like stopping my own headache or getting money to buy myself a loaf of bread and butter. But even more than that, the power of faith is given to us as a trust that we…
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Guest Columns

Ondo, Atiku and Buba Galadima, By Azu Ishiekwene

The convulsions of this week, topped off with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s direct attack on the government’s pace (what happened to his hotline?) should be a wake up call. Forget the staging of placards in Sokoto asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to come back to power tomorrow. The jesters have…
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