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; One Year After the Mandate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In a sense, President Buhari’s most important promise to Nigerians was that he would fight corruption and weaken it before it destroys Nigeria. He has kept that promise and there is clear evidence of determination and focus in investigating and prosecuting acts of public corruption. One year after the presidential…
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Opinion

Nigerians and the Pitiful Reality of Becoming Worse than their Fathers, By Femi Akinfolarin

We need as a country to agree on a common standard of behaviour shared by citizens, and to hold everyone to that standard. If you steal and are caught, we will treat you like a thief, whether you are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Kanuri or Kalabari. Forget about the ethnicity, political…
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Opinion

The PDP and Its Wrong Sheriff, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Above all, the current infighting and bedlam in the PDP over Sheriff's emergence as the party's National Chairman reveals that the PDP has not learnt any lesson from the forced perpetuation of Bamanga Tukur's leadership; the exodus of its members; and eventually the 2015 general elections defeat. And should it…
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Opinion

Constitutional Validity of Pre-charge Detention of Suspects, By Femi Falana

Introduction Last month, some of the principal suspects implicated in the probe of the $ billion and N643 billion armsgate were nabbed by the Economic and Financial Commission. As investigation of the complaints could not be completed within 24 or 48 hours, the EFCC filed ex parte applications at the…
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Opinion

Appreciating PMB’s Counter-terrorism Efforts, By Jide Ayobolu

Under the immediate past government of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Boko Haram insurgents had a field day, killing and maiming innocent citizens at will; the situation got so bad that, even soldiers that were supposed to fight the insurgents ran away from battlefront, claiming the terrorist had far more superior…
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