Opinion

ASUU, the Government and Tertiary Education In Nigeria: the Way Forward, By Ashton Dagana

- Education minister, Adamu Adamu We need a far more sustainable solution. The problems with our universities, and indeed other tertiary institutions, are not that these challenges exist; it is that these challenges more or less remain the same over decades. What we must now do is solve them and…
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Opinion

The Unending Battle for the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, By Umar Yakubu

The core functions of a FIU call for professionalism and objectivity in decision making, the timely processing of information, dissemination to appropriate authorities and strict protection of confidential data. Have any or all of these roles been compromised in the Nigerian case in a manner that warrants the need to…
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Columns

The Most Critical Nigerian Institutions are the Most Corrupt, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My concern is that we now a have a generic crisis of reputational erosion affecting our key institutions. Over the past two years, the reputation of the National Assembly has been dragged in the mud with the numerous court cases against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the budget padding…
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Opinion

A Turning Point for the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission?, By Umar Yakubu

- Professor Bolaji Owasanoye Going forward, it is hoped that the new Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, another former teacher, would reposition the commission to redeem its much-battered image and deliver on the core mandate for which it was established in 2000, and not tow the ‘lecturing’ line! The anti-corruption war…
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Opinion

How To Solve a Problem Like Magu, By Azu Ishiekwene

Federal lawmakers are in a hurry to make record bills that might save us. That’s grand. They should start with the small things: homework, punctuality and a little honesty with their constituencies and about their remunerations. This National Assembly appears quite anxious to make laws that might improve our lives.…
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Opinion

Magu at the Barricade of Abuja Pirates, By Louis Odion

The same can, however, not be said of a good many others, against whom the penal scale seems to weigh heavily. (To say nothing about other shadowy characters in the house: from failed contractors, to the practicing pedophile and the fugitive from American justice over narcotic substances.) The introduction, lately,…
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Opinion

Saraki’s Farcical Coup of July 4th, By Chido Onumah and Godwin Onyeacholem

By their coup of July 4th, Saraki and his gang of pseudo-democrats are inviting a coup. Except that this time, the coup will be by the mass of our people, a popular revolutionary uprising, and the consequences are better imagined! In reviewing the farcical coup—orchestrated by the president of the…
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