Opinion

The Secretive Trial of Ibrahim Magu: A Case for Fair Hearing, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...the continued convergence of the panel in a closed venue, and the glaring denial of the accused the opportunity to adequately defend himself would sustain the impression that the panel is working toward a predetermined outcome, a situation that no doubt invites a negative portrayal of the country in the…
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Opinion

Between Hushpuppi and Hushpoliticians, By Chido Onumah

There will be another opportunity to explore the different dimensions of the Hushpuppi phenomenon. Just to say that Nigerian Hushpoliticians are enablers of Hushpuppi and company; the Hushpolitician is the father of Stealing from Nigerians has been a favourite pastime of our Hushpoliticians since independence. But it does appear it…
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Columns

Can Buhari Separate Two Chickens In A Fight?, By Festus Adedayo

A combination of a peacemaking-phobic nature and Ayariga’s thesis of a Buhari whose senescence has literally grounded Nigeria, have resulted in the reign of a ceremonial president who knows next to nothing about what happens around him. Or who just doesn’t care. This is clearly Nigeria’s hugest burden at the…
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Opinion

Malami: Portrait of a “Barrier-in-Chief”, By Godwin Onyeacholem

So far, he has not disappointed those who say he is not suited for the office. At intervals, the public has been having good treats through reports of how he allegedly uses his office, ironically, to thwart the anti-corruption efforts of the government. Much as one tries, it has been…
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Columns

Abracadabra, the Electoral Act and Irresponsible Political Action, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The current timing of the submission of the bills however is completely inappropriate and can only be considered as mischief. They should be withheld and the best time to present them is just after the general elections, so that whoever is in power after May 29, 2019 would dust them…
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Columns

Orgy of Denials In Maina-gate, By Dele Agekameh

...Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federal civil service; Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation; and Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, the seeming principal players, all washed their hands off responsibility. They are all claiming no knowledge of how Maina eventually re-emerged as a director…
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Columns

The Men Who Shouldn’t Be In Buhari’s Government, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

By ordering Abdulrasheed Maina's dismissal from civil service, Buhari merely played to the gallery. If he is genuinely interested in fighting corruption, the facilitators of Maina's reinstatement should be sacked as well. Unless the masterminds of Maina's backdoor recall have been dealt with, Buhari is just glossing over the matter.…
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