Guest Columns

The Shame of a Diminished Senate, By Louis Odion

By describing the senators as "childish and irresponsible", Sagay could, in fact, be accused of being too charitable. By harbouring a nest of former governors standing trial for massive theft while in office, failed contractors, certificate who choose to view the red chamber, as presently constituted, as a den of…
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Opinion

The Demon of Car Acquisition As Nigeria’s Achilles Heel, By ‘Tope Fasua

- The N330 million luxury cars purchased for Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in 2016. If the Federal Government is spending N20 billion on new cars, each state will spend an average of N5 billion on a yearly basis. With 37 states, that is N185 billion. Most of the money heads…
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Magu and Daura as Signifiers that Presidential Authority Has Crumbled, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today, Nigerians are getting very worried that President Muhammadu Buhari is too weak to exercise his authority and his subalterns are taking the opportunity to do what they like. Let us hope and pray that the President can re-assert his authority immediately by ensuring that all his subaltern appointees obey…
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The Righteous Nigerian and the Rationality of Corruption, By Pius Adesanmi

...the most brilliant idea, the most solid willpower on their part, still depends entirely on the willingness of the president to facilitate their work with symbolism. Without symbolic acts from the president, it will be impossible to reverse the rationality of corruption. Can Nigeria overcome corruption? Will Nigeria survive corruption?…
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Opinion

Magu: Garlands at a Time Like This, By Ibrahim Modibbo

With this gale of endorsements from independent-minded individuals and stakeholders, and with the outburst of public outrage witnessed penultimate Saturday when the orchestrated news went out that Magu had been relieved of his duties, it is clear where Nigerians stand on this matter. There are several ironic happenstances around the…
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Magu: The Politics of Vested Interests, By Dele Agekameh

The issue is quite clear. Until the president says otherwise, it is reasonably deducible that the president’s already appointed acting chairman (Magu) will continue in that capacity. The controversy surrounding the senate’s rejection of Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is still raging…
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