Columns

Buhari Regime: Caught in Whirlwind of Corruption Allegations, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the drama on massive corruption plays out, the regime is the loser and it has clearly lost its anti-corruption image. In addition, no one within the administration appears to have the standing to be able to intervene in a manner that would assure Nigerians on the legitimacy of state…
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Columns

MainaGate and A Presidency Working at Cross Purposes, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the campaign for the next elections intensify, whether or not the president contests for a second term, Nigerians would be bound to ask embarrassing questions about Muhammadu Buhari, the apostle of change and his party the All Peoples Congress. What happened to the pledge and promise made to Nigerians?…
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Opinion

Ethnic Nepotism Is Corruption By Another Name, By Kenneth Amaeshi

Hopefully, the recent public sector reforms will include the fight against ethnic politics in the public sector and minimise cases of ethnicity-based stolen opportunities. This is where I think the National Orientation Agency, the Federal Character Commission, and the Bureau of Public Service Reforms can help the government to expand…
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Opinion

Moving Nigeria Forward: An Open Letter to President Buhari, By Omar, Ibrahim, et al.

...there is consensus in the country that your economic management team simply does not have the capacity to meet the nation’s expectations. The recent publication of the economic recovery and growth plan after 20 months in office is an indication of the team’s lethargy, even if it is a significant…
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Opinion

Eleven Actions Required For Speedy Economic Turnaround, By Atedo Peterside

Our economy is underperforming because, amongst other things, it is caught up in a low foreign exchange trap. Borrowing forex without instituting necessary and badly needed economic and structural reforms is akin to suicide. Those who are canvassing for more foreign debt simply because our debt/GDP ratio is low are…
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Opinion

“Deziani Recovered Loot”? Need for a Framework and Citizen Engagement, By Otive Igbuzor

Civil Society organisations have been consistent in demanding for “a framework to ensure that repatriated funds are spent on visible projects and programmes that would be appreciated by all Nigerians to serve as a disincentive to looting of public treasury.” In May 2015, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) was sworn in…
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Columns

Corruption Is Deep But It Can Be Defeated, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria became the only country in the civilised world where corrupt persons could get court injunctions stopping the prosecutorial agencies and the courts from investigating and prosecuting their corrupt acts. The tide is changing. The wheels of justice are turning and our only prayer is that all those guilty of…
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Opinion

As Buhari Fights Corruption Without a Strategy, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

...President Buhari’s much-advertised fight against corruption is officially in disarray. The real problem is that, clearly incapable of fighting the ailment, the administration has chosen to fight its symptoms with the wrong prescriptions. Corruption of the Nigerian hue is a crime against a common patrimony in search of a people…
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