Opinion

CHAMSGATE: Understanding NBA’s Latest Election Rigging Scandal, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

...a company substantially owned by Access Bank and chaired by a director of the bank will supervise the voting to elect the leader and principal signatory to the accounts of a substantial customer of the Bank in a ballot in which a leading candidate is a director and lead lawyer…
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Opinion

The Uses and Abuses of Executive Orders (1), By Sadeeq Garba Shehu

A fear expressed against the EO is the possibility of executive usurpation of legislative powers to make laws, thereby disturbing the principle of separation of powers. The issue is especially acute when presidents use EOs to legislate, for then they usurp legislative powers, thereby raising fundamental concerns about the division…
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Opinion

Ekiti Election: Buhari Is Celebrating Failure, His Failure, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Buhari people do not even appear to recognise the challenges of illegal money nor the need for internal party democracy, let alone how the regime can influence the enforcement of campaign laws. In other words, Buhari is currently doing the same thing he accused PDP of doing. The outgoing…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria Is Firmly Committed to the Sanctity of Fundamental Freedoms, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria has cooperated with, and supported the Court at all Our cooperation with the Court is borne out of our strong belief in the respect for the rule of law and human rights, and in our firm commitment to the sanctity of fundamental freedoms at international and domestic levels, as…
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Columns

Hadi Sirika and the Return of Nigeria Airways, By Reuben Abati

If Nigeria must have a national airline again, then we must get it right. This is my point. The ICRC is obviously insisting on private sector control and management, because it was government inefficiency that killed off the old Nigeria Airways. The airline became a gravy train for the big…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ekiti Clientelist Jiu-jitsu: Engaging the Needy and the Greedy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately for all of us, each vote costs a lot more! Individually, in our communities, we must engage the needy and the greedy among us; that the real value of every vote is our future, the future of our families, our communities and ultimate our country. This trend must be…
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