Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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Opinion

Silence Is Not An Option: Protecting Freedom of Expression In Nigeria, By Osai Ojigho

Freedom of expression in Nigeria can be secured if the authorities stop the crack down on journalists, prevent further attacks and hold those abusing their power accountable when journalists are unduly targeted. On February 28, 2018, officials of Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) arrested and detained for seven days,…
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Columns

Kemi Adeosun’s Dishonourable Resignation, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

From sainthood, Adeosun’s latest status has been elevated to victimhood — or, put another way, she has managed to hoodwink the unsuspecting public into elevating her to victimhood. Having read her resignation letter multiple times, I still cannot find anything honourable in it. Normally, in a country where politicians and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari’s Corrupt and Incorrigible Acolyte – “President” Abba Kyari, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When will Buhari touch his roguish anointeds? When will these charades stop? Abba Kyari poses a direct challenge to Nigeria's democracy, because he embodies the empty promise of Buhari's anti-corruption fight. For a man whose animating ideology is money by any means and whose power relations can be charitably characterised…
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Opinion

Lawal Daura: Encounter With An Intelligence Chief, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Could Lawal Daura have attained and achieved some of the feats, the pros and cons, without the knowledge of the commander-in-chief since he only took orders from one person? Or should we agree with the political permutations that his positive deeds are attributed to President Buhari, while his negative actions…
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Columns

Senate, Thugs and the Mace: Understanding Parliamentary Misconduct, By Jibrin Ibrahim

By suspending the senator as a show of strength indicating that the Chamber could stand against the president, considerable democratic damage is done not to Omo-Agege but to the voters who sent him to the National Assembly. There have been allegations that he brought the thugs to steal the mace…
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