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Recalling Predictions On the Death of the Nigerian State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

These illustrations are simply to draw attention to the fact that we are not saying anything new today that is different from the discourse of the 1990s, 1980s or 1970s. Forget all the big words used, they all boil down to one simple issue – corruption captured Nigeria long ago.…
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Opinion

Crass Individualism: The Coup Against the Nigeria of Our Dream, By Osmund Agbo

Like everything good, we cannot just wish our dream country into existence. It’s the duty of every citizen to make the sacrifices necessary to build a better nation. A strong and prosperous Nigeria will be of greatest service to Nigerians as well as offer a ray of hope to the…
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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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