Opinion

Towards a Guiding Political Philosophy for a Democractic Nigeria, By Osita Chidoka

To chart a way forward, I believe we need to first define the reason for our existence as a nation. Amalgamated for British administrative convenience and bound by geography, we need to move beyond unity, progress, peace and freedom to more philosophical precepts that reflect our national hopes, speak to…
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Opinion

Re-federalising Nigeria and the Challenge of Innovative Governance, By Tunji Olaopa

At the level we are now, it is no longer sufficient to pay lip service to Nigeria’s federal Re-federalising the Nigerian state simply implies redeeming the historical mistake that has impeded Nigeria’s national development for too long. I believe strongly that these five elements could serve as the point of…
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Opinion

A Strategic Approach Against Corruption, By Opeyemi Agbaje

...its loudest public often complemented the information-based anti-corruption rhetoric of the EFCC and other government officials and agencies, rather than a strategic and institutional approach to combating corruption, which is where I believe the focus should be. In this first two years of the Buhari presidency, the government has basically…
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Opinion

That We May Continue to Blow the Whistle, By Bala Magaji

The war against corruption cannot be won without the cooperation and participation of the public. As such, a major objective of the whistleblowing policy should be efforts at public buy-in and ownership of the initiative, and thus the securing of its sustainability. The current administration has, recently, made the whistleblowing…
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Opinion

Paris Club Refund and Ugwuanyi‘s Passion for Workers’ Welfare, By Louis Amoke

...one is proud to state that Govenor Ugwuanyi’s passion for the people’s wellbeing is unbeatable and a reflection of his passionate disposition and uncommon leadership style, which confirm his stance that Enugu State, is in the hands of God. When, at the behest of President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government…
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Opinion

That NIA’s Black-Budget and the Mysterious Whistle-blower, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Now that NIA has laid claim to the amount found in the Ikoyi apartment, does it mean the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) was misled? Is the mysterious whistle-blower a character in the inter-agency rivalry? Or is it another counter-intelligence by another foreign secret service against Nigeria? Preparatory to the…
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Columns

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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