Opinion

Institutions vs Leadership in Nigeria’s fight against corruption, Onyinye Ough

At least two perspectives on fighting corruption have emerged this week from key Nigerian reformers that served together during the Obasanjo era. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, during a BBC interview with Will Ross, passionately emphasized the need for strong institutions and systems to tackle corruption.  To the extent that she was…
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Hannatu Musawa

The PDP and the “Janja Weed” Influence, By Hannatu Musawa

The irony of the All Progressives Congress, APC, adopting the broom as its national logo to sweep away the canker-corruption worms and indirection in Nigeria that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has steered us into for the last 15 years can hardly be lost on anyone. Especially when the PDP…
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Opinion

Politicising oil exploration in the North, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

My vague recollection of the search for oil in the North dates back to the beginning of this republic, when once again civilian governance emerged on the scene. It has been a long tortuous battle though. Unfortunately this battle has served no useful purpose, at least for the region concerned,…
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Opinion

Sambo Dasuki, Nigerian Security Challenges and Media Relations, By Yushau A. Shuaib

“The National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, is a prince of the Sokoto Caliphate… you hardly hear him or see him throw his weight around…” -Ochereome Nnanna, Vanguard Columnist. Within a week, last week to be precise (March1-7, 2014), the name of the National Security…
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