Opinion

Buhari’s Anti-corruption War: Who Is Afraid of Magu?, By Godwin Onyeacholem

President Buhari must know who is responsible should Magu fail to be confirmed as the substantive chairman of EFCC. But not only that. The president should also realise that once the perversely corrupt and reactionary forces have their way and Magu is blocked, the consequences on his anti-corruption fight will…
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Opinion

Budget Padding Scandal: Nemo Judex In Causa Sua, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...the Speaker, being one of the accused, worsened his case with the clear violation of a sacred legal maxim through that House resolution presided over by There can be no better example of sitting as a judge in your own cause. This is against the principle of natural justice, equity…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Battling Corruption to a Standstill, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...by the time Magu’s appointment is confirmed by the Senate, it is expected that the anti-corruption war would be more invigorated and the EFCC more emboldened in its quest to rein in the monster of corruption and the merciless parasites that have been sucking on our collective patrimony. Over the…
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Opinion

Is this the Change Nigerians Voted For?, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Yes, Buhari comes across as credible with an admirably high integrity quotient; the only former Head of State who as at 2011 never owned a property outside Nigeria. But this virtue, against the backdrop of our multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, has not been enriched enough by a healthy dose of…
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Opinion

A Crooked Studentship and the Clap for Corruption, By Godwin Onyeacholem

In a more discriminating society, where students place great premium on their future, they would have complemented government’s effort by taking up the front seat in the fight against corruption. They would by now have appropriated the fight by camping out at the National Assembly and would not leave until…
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Opinion

NDA Cadets, the Military and Citizen Sunday, By Godwin Onyeacholem

It is obvious that these brazen brutalities continue to happen because, clearly, there are no sanctions. Officers and men of the military sustained by the tax paid by the toiling masses will practically murder harmless citizens every so often, and then nothing happens. At a social gathering a couple of…
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Opinion

Corruption Fights Back: EFCC vs a Reactionary Elite, By Chido Onumah and Godwin Onyeacholem

The anti-graft campaign can only be meaningful if the real thieves in the society, the big men who have ensured that our soldiers don’t have guns to fight insurgency, hospitals lack equipment, children can’t go to school, electricity supply is epileptic, petrol queues continue, basic infrastructure is non-existent, are made…
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Opinion

President Buhari, Crack the Whip Now! By Godwin Onyeacholem

For a government that waved the banner of change to get the people’s vote, a government in which the people are virtually drowning in the official sputum of “it’s no longer going to be business as usual,” you would expect Buhari, a certified victim of serial electoral fraud under the…
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