Opinion

Buhari’s Political Overtures: Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me, By ‘Tope Oriola

Stating that the move is political is not necessarily a stinging criticism; it is like saying that December 25 is Christmas Day. Is it the right thing to do? Yes. Is the timing suspicious? Absolutely, yes. Is it sufficient grounds to win support for Buhari’s reelection? The answer to that…
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Columns

Section 5 and the Mohammed Bello Adoke Case, By Reuben Abati

Whatever the colour of the party in power, the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man, the aggrieved and the victim of persecution. In a country where noise is more important than reason, where allegations are packaged as truth, and villains behave like victims, the judiciary should always…
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Columns

War On Corruption: Making a Fetish of the Malabu Deal, By Majeed Dahiru

The war on corruption has been more of name calling, media circus trials and pronouncements of guilt, even before people involved are charged to court. The unfortunate characterisation of individuals as corrupt, even before their formal conviction is in itself a form of corruption. This betrays the selectively vindictive nature…
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Opinion

Obasanjo and the Extent of Presidential Powers, By Reuben Abati

Nigerians must make a value judgment: do we need to preserve the status quo or is there a need to review the extent of presidential powers? There are two ways forward: a constitutional amendment of presidential powers to make presidents more accountable, more institution-based and less omnipotent, or a resolution…
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Columns

IPOB As Poisoned Chalice, By Dele Agekameh

IPOB has become the poisoned chalice, not just for its followers and Biafran supporters in general, but for all Nigerians. The python has really continued to dance in the South-East region of Nigeria. Last Wednesday, the acting chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, heard the attorney-general…
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Opinion

Malami, Magu and the Blues of Anti-corruption War, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...there is Murtala Ibrahim of the audit department of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), a victim of similar unconscionable This is one of a whole slew of cases Malami should promptly wade into not only to show that he really cares about whistleblowers’ safety, but also that he…
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