Opinion

Malami, Magu and the Blues of Anti-corruption War, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...there is Murtala Ibrahim of the audit department of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), a victim of similar unconscionable This is one of a whole slew of cases Malami should promptly wade into not only to show that he really cares about whistleblowers’ safety, but also that he…
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Opinion

Constitutional Amendment: A Fatal Blow to Nation-building, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...all those who genuinely love this country, should let the legislators know that the way to go is not amendment, but by putting in place a law for a Constituent Assembly whose duty it is to draw up a constitution that will be approved by a referendum of the people.…
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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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Opinion

The Death of Joy Odama: Acid Test for IGP Ibrahim Idris and the Nigerian Police, By Godwin Onyeacholem

The world is watching how the police are scheming to pervert justice in this case. It is one case that will more than determine the professionalism of the current Inspector-General of Police in the history of policing in Nigeria. There is no question that in Nigeria, the poor, the less…
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Opinion

Anti-corruption War: Whistleblowers In Danger, By Godwin Onyeacholem

When potential whistleblowers hear or read these unnerving stories about the plight of those who had made disclosures before them under the policy, the way they are exposed to danger with no protection of any kind from relevant stakeholders in the society, the first reaction would be to obey the…
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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

The Politics of Magu’s Confirmation, By Godwin Onyeacholem

This has left the politics of Magu’s confirmation, dirty and ill-tempered as it is, with a few unanswered questions. For example, if there was no evil agenda, what is the business of DSS in including recommendations in its report? Why wouldn’t they just stop at what they perceive as Magu’s…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Anti-corruption War: Why the Presidency Must Stick With Magu, By Godwin Onyeacholem

President Buhari should remain firm and not succumb to the prejudiced opinions and sheer blackmail of those working hard to blunt, if not completely eliminate, the refined cutting-edge of the anti-corruption campaign symbolised by the current leadership of the EFCC. As some of the most disagreeable voices on and off…
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