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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Bámidélé Upfront

The Senate Of Dino’s Face and Saraki’s Hand, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Truly educated leaders will know and understand the limits of their powers and they will help us move beyond the tyranny of the ruling elite and witch hunt based on a few bruised egos. Perhaps we will learn to elect to the legislature, people with political integrity, men and women…
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Bámidélé Upfront

A Deficit Of Great Leaders, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The entrenchment of machine politics is Nigeria's biggest barrier to political progress, and it will take improvement in ethics to overcome it. Whichever political party we examine, what we see are a people with an atrophied sense of moral perspective. This age, our age, has a deficit of great leaders.…
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Columns

Who Is scuttling the Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it should be noted that Magu is not different from the previous anti-graft czars who were equally engaged in selective persecution and prosecution of the opponents of their pay masters and their political foes while leaving out those who are ready to play ball. As the anti-graft war appears to…
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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

Senate Vs. Colonel Hameed Ali: Undue Arrogance, Disdain and Impunity, By Ken Tadaferua

...Colonel Ali, it is imperative that you come off your high horse. You do not represent a conquering army. You are a retired army officer in civilian democracy appointed by a civilian president to an institution whose best traditions, including its uniform, you must cherish. You will not go to…
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Opinion

Dino Goes To Bourdillon and the Other Nigerian Story, By Bunmi Olaniyan

The truth of the matter is that both the Tinubu dynasty, Dino Melaye etc. microcosm of the Nigerian political class as a whole, steeped in a sublime sense of entitlement, are in seamless sync with their audience; they know that in spite of their catalogue of misdeeds and arrogant posturing…
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