Opinion

Nigerian Military’s Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Public trust in the army is a crucial component for victory in the war against insurgency. The people must be able to trust in the integrity of the armed forces; they must be able to rely on the army for the true picture of the war. Frequent release of false…
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Opinion

Why the Nigerian Government Is Losing Corruption Cases, By Femi Falana

- Nigerian Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami ...realising that there are powerful forces in the public service who are currently profiting maximally from corrupt practices, the government cannot be fully relied upon in the fight against the menace of corruption. However, CSOs can take advantage of the political will of the nation’s…
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Opinion

“Deziani Recovered Loot”? Need for a Framework and Citizen Engagement, By Otive Igbuzor

Civil Society organisations have been consistent in demanding for “a framework to ensure that repatriated funds are spent on visible projects and programmes that would be appreciated by all Nigerians to serve as a disincentive to looting of public treasury.” In May 2015, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) was sworn in…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Bankers As Crooks, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately, the story will remain the same with the reluctant attitude towards the criminal prosecution of bankers and the banks themselves. It is unfortunate that legal safeguards cannot be maintained because the money the banks spend taints the political process from beginning to end. The “temporary” forfeiture of $153 million…
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Opinion

For Maikanti Baru as GMD, A Test of the Peter Principle, By Bisi Daniels

As some analysts have put it, these are long-standing challenges, which require concerted efforts of all stakeholders, but as for the Peter Principle challenge, Baru may have already demonstrated that, with all the experience he has brought to the table, it may not apply to him. Deep oil industry sources…
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Opinion

An Impending Fuel Scarcity: Why President Buhari Must Act Now!, By Dayo Williams

Considering the fundamental roles fuel plays in the lives of Nigerians, it is imperative the Buhari-led administration takes a decisive stance against the ‘big boys’ in the oil industry who are already planning to create another artificial scarcity this yuletide with the satanic aim of hiking the price of the…
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