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Columns

Forgery of Senate Standing Orders: The Difference Between Immunity and Impunity, By Jiti Ogunye

...the doctrine of legislative immunity does not provide a cover against criminal prosecutions of legislators in Nigeria, including a senate president, deputy senate president, speaker and deputy speaker of the house of representatives. The legislators themselves know this. This is why some of them currently are clamouring for immunity from…
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Opinion

My Media Crucifixion: Fighting Corruption Through A Corrupt Process, By Bukola Saraki

My dear brother, let me end by observing that I am not alone in this trial. On trial with me in this process is the entire judicial system. On trial with me are our entire anti-corruption institutions and our avowed commitment to honestly fight corruption. On trial with me is…
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Opinion

PDP is Too Corrupt and Too Sick to Lead the Opposition, By SKC Ogbonnia

Posterity beckons on patriotic minds within the different opposition camps, therefore, to unite towards the path to a true democratic culture. Instead of the maddening rush to the ruling party, it is time to explore a new opposition party that is steadily alert to expose the weakness of the APC…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

The Defeat of President Buhari’s Idealism, By Femi Aribisala

It is clear from the announced names of Buhari’s proposed ministers that these are not the people he took four months to select. Things have not been going according to plan for President Buhari. For the last four months since his famous victory, the president has been engaged in a…
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Guest Columns

Saraki: Removing Trousers Through The Head, By Jaafar Jaafar

I don't blame Saraki for becoming senate president. I rather blame the APC and the president for creating a chance for him. The APC and the presidency will certainly pay the price of their initial mistake, which created the crack Saraki entered in the senate caucus. As we say in…
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Guest Columns

Superior Strategy Over Party Supremacy, By Owei Lakemfa

The Saraki group seemed to have also partly resolved a dilemma of the Buhari administration; how do you bring in the South-East elites who seem completely left out of the country’s political hierarchy? It did that by getting the immediate past Senate Deputy President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP…
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