Columns

The Coup Against Our Constitution, By Femi Falana

At a public lecture delivered at the Chartham House in London last month, the National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki disclosed that he had "advised" the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the election. The reason adduced then for the unsolicited advice was that the INEC needed time to distribute…
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Columns

Jonathan’s Latest Evil And The Good of Bad, By Pius Adesanmi

Shortly before he withdrew totally from discussing and keeping abreast of Nigerian current affairs, a friend once advanced a thesis that has since haunted my consciousness and kept me awake at night. What worries me is not just the suspicion that his nightmarish proposition may damn well be right, it…
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Columns

A Case For Change In Nigeria, By Fredrick Adetiba  

That the best we can get from the present PDP-led administration at the centre is a maintenance leadership is not in doubt. And what would be maintained is the current reign of impunity, primitive accumulation of wealth (corruption) by a few, polarization of the Nigerian people along ethnic and religious…
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Opinion

A Bad Press for Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Crusaders, By Abdulrasheed Maina

By Abdulrasheed Maina Nigeria’s sense of justice has a touch of irony to it. This has been demonstrated over the years in the manner justice administration is served. A political party chieftain inflates a contract to the tune of N87billion, faces trial and is sentenced for only two years while…
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Columns

Nigerian Judiciary Should Watch It, By Situation Room

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room<;id=9f4d66a543&e=2c71478ef1> (Situation Room) welcomes the statement by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda on ICC’s preparedness and willingness to observe the electoral process in Nigeria. We are particularly encouraged by the Prosecutor Bensouda’s comment that “No one should doubt my resolve,…
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Columns

The Challenge Of Change –  A Burden of Choice, By Wole Soyinka

First, let us not simplify the challenge. There are no blacks and whites. It is not a contest between saints and demons, not one between salvation and damnation. If anything, it is closer to a fork in the road where uncertainty lurks - whichever choice is made. Someone in the media…
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