Opinion

Corruption: How Buhari Is Becoming A Liability To APC, By SKC Ogbonnia

The picture Muhammadu Buhari is painting is nothing but that of a man aiding, abetting, and celebrating corruption. Of course, his handlers argue otherwise, but witlessly so. For instance, their common pushback is that presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in the Nigerian criminal law, which…
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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

Due Process: Between Security Votes and Oil Contracts, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...in an exigency, due process can be ignored to justify the Machiavellian principle of "the ends justify the means" on security votes and oil contracts for national interests. Successive administrations in Nigeria, including the current one, claim to promote transparency and accountability by following due process in financial dealings and…
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Opinion

The Diezanis and Dasukis Within Buhari’s Government, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Where is the swiftness with which Buhari ordered Dasuki’s arrest? And why isn’t Lawal’s alleged offence receiving similarly expedited action? Why hasn’t Adesina issued a press statement on the content of the probe report? If Lawal and Oke have been found innocent, they should be reinstated. If guilty, they should…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Bankers As Crooks, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately, the story will remain the same with the reluctant attitude towards the criminal prosecution of bankers and the banks themselves. It is unfortunate that legal safeguards cannot be maintained because the money the banks spend taints the political process from beginning to end. The “temporary” forfeiture of $153 million…
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Opinion

Okey Ndibe’s Bias: Let President Buhari Fight Corruption By Any Means Necessary, By Bayo Oluwasanmi

“So, the fight is on two levels: one, directly against corruption and the second is that you are going to prepare for a counter attack. That is where we are at the moment and there is no retreat.” - Wole Soyinka It was one of those articles that at once…
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