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Corruption In Nigeria, A New Twist In The Tale?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Between 1988, when Lord Archer published his tale, and today’s Nigeria, “corruption” has evolved. The Swiss’ renunciation of deep levels of banking secrecy means quite a few felons would now quibble at taking their loot to Zurich. And even in the , today’s haven of One of the more colourful…
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Opinion

Whistleblowing – A Potent Weapon Against Corruption, By Ibrahim Magu

We at EFCC welcome this initiative as we value working with the civil society as a vehicle to reach the rest of the citizens. It is our hope that through interventions like this we are going to speak with one voice against corruption and the corrupt, and jointly work to…
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Opinion

Issues Arising From Dr. Ibe Kachukwu’s Leaked Letter, By Femi Falana

In order to conduct a thorough investigation into the grave allegations of the reckless contravention of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Mr. Baru should be placed on indefinite suspension while the Presidency should refer the case to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The people of Nigeria were…
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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

October 1 and the Torment of Memory, By Louis Odion

The annual national ritual resumed last Sunday as we marked another October 1, the 57th actually. Listening to President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) making his fourth outing that day as either civilian or military head of state, perceptive older Nigerians were unlikely to miss the recurring decimals in all. Forget the…
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Opinion

Malami, Magu and the Blues of Anti-corruption War, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...there is Murtala Ibrahim of the audit department of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), a victim of similar unconscionable This is one of a whole slew of cases Malami should promptly wade into not only to show that he really cares about whistleblowers’ safety, but also that he…
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Opinion

Why the Presidency Should Save PenCom From Politics, By Kenneth Amaeshi

The industry should not, also, be seen as one that is easily susceptible to the pressures of politics and politicians. This will spell doom for it. It is always dangerous to mix regulation of certain critical industries with partisan politics. That is why most central banks and other financial regulators…
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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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