Opinion

2019: Placing the Anti-corruption Plan On the Ballot, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

Citizens and the electorates should demand that political parties and their candidates must have anti-corruption strategic plans. Each political party must have its own version of the plan, which its members and candidates must subscribe to. The strategic plan must be detailed enough to provide steps that would be taken…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The Rotten Barrel?, By Doyin Olawaiye

Corruption is ultimately a learned behaviour and as such the fight against corruption, though multi-faceted, must be primarily focused on behavioural change strategies and interventions if it is to be sustained and effective. Nonetheless, how does one go about fixing the barrel? ‘A rotten apple spoils the whole barrel’ is…
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Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: Buhari’s Dirty War On Corruption, By Majeed Dahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari, and not the Senate, is the one who does not want Magu as EFCC chairman, as the DSS cannot issue a security report to the Senate without the knowledge of the president. The reasons behind Magu’s fall from favour are not contained in the DSS report. Such…
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Opinion

Supporting Anti-Corruption Efforts in Nigeria, By Kole A. Shettima and Erin Sines

...our goal is to bolster the efforts taking hold in the country, providing support to those willing to take a stand against corruption, shining a spotlight on corruption, demonstrating that reducing corruption is possible, and increasing public demand for a more corruption-free society. On the heels of its historic 2015…
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Opinion

Are there Legal Consequences of Naming and Shaming Looters?, By Femi Aborisade

on the Federal Government to charge all suspects to court and in the process, simultaneously, name and shame them. There is no legal liability in so doing. Non-disclosure of names of looters serves only undemocratic hegemonic political calculations and provides room for the likelihood of the re-looting part of the…
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Opinion

Why Nigeria Urgently Needs a Special Anti-Corruption Court, By Femi Falana

At the end of the four years of the Buhari administration, the success of the anti-corruption policy will not be measured by the number of arrests or investigations carried out by the anti-graft agencies. If the status quo remains unchanged, the Nigerian people and the international community will blame the…
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Columns

President Buhari’s Interesting Interview With Al Jazeera, By Okey Ndibe

My major interest in the interview was the opportunity it offered to take a measure of the president’s mindset. During his recent visit to Qatar, President Muhammadu Buhari sat for an interview with Martine Dennis of Al Jazeera. Last weekend, close to two weeks after the trip, I finally found…
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