Opinion

“I Don’t Even Eat Pònmó”: COVID-19, Hunger and Social Action, By ‘Tope Oriola

If the funds do indeed go missing, it would be definitive proof of what we already know. Given Nigeria’s history, that’s the easy part. The difficult part is what will the people do about it? I have been stating this for a while: You cannot fully enjoy the rights you…
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Opinion

The Need For Accountability In An Era of COVID-19, By Nkemdilim Ilo

...in these times in which public trust in government and governance is at an all-time low, with public officials and institutions becoming the butt of countless jokes and derogatory hashtags, the onus is on government to do the responsible thing to earn back the trust of the populace, to become…
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Opinion

The Collapse of N-Power and the School Feeding Programme, By ‘Tope Fasua

This is how two government programmes have crashed in a headlong collision. The N-Power programme has collided with the School Feeding programme and the situation is catastrophic. I have a feeling that these programmes are usually pushed through once people in government see that there is a likelihood of making…
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Opinion

As President Buhari Joins PDP, By Sonala Olumhense

Under Buhari, no corruption case initiated by the administration has seen any conviction. Precedent is clear that members of Buhari’s cabinet and party under investigation or trial will either have their cases dropped, or benefit from what I call “Nollywood trials”: The kind that go on year after year after…
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Opinion

UNILAG Crisis: The Devil Is In the Detail, By Banji Ojewale

It has been a game where clearly the hallowed ground of a university we looked up to for inspiration in orientation and management of society and its conflicts and contradictions is itself trapped in the same squalid, if not more, conditions. In the town, we are helplessly ensnared in dystopia,…
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Opinion

Onnoghen: Buhari’s Declaration of War Against Justice In Nigeria, By SKC Ogbonnia

This pattern of partiality or injustice is indefensible. In short, President Muhammadu Buhari has wittingly declared war against Nigeria, by attempting to rubbish the concept of Accordingly, this pattern must be resisted by all Nigerians, regardless of political, religious or tribal affiliations. I support a war against corruption, without minding…
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Opinion

Why Buhari’s Anticorruption Campaign Rhetoric Will Not Work, By Moses E. Ochonu

Nothing grates Nigerians more than the marriage of corruption and incompetence. In other words, Nigerians would rather have a corrupt and competent leader, as long as the corruption is discreet, moderate, and democratised, than an incorruptible and incompetent leader. Here is why the corruption and anti-corruption rhetoric of President Buhari’s…
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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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Guest Columns

Nigeria Is Firmly Committed to the Sanctity of Fundamental Freedoms, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria has cooperated with, and supported the Court at all Our cooperation with the Court is borne out of our strong belief in the respect for the rule of law and human rights, and in our firm commitment to the sanctity of fundamental freedoms at international and domestic levels, as…
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