Columns

Diezani, Malami, Magu: Shame of a Nation, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Until the cases against Magu and Malami are investigated by an independent body and cleared by courts of competent jurisdiction and given clean bills of health, in the eyes of the public they are at one with the Diezanis of this world, and none has the moral rectitude to accuse…
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Opinion

The Secretive Trial of Ibrahim Magu: A Case for Fair Hearing, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...the continued convergence of the panel in a closed venue, and the glaring denial of the accused the opportunity to adequately defend himself would sustain the impression that the panel is working toward a predetermined outcome, a situation that no doubt invites a negative portrayal of the country in the…
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Opinion

Of Magu and a New Leadership Cadre for Nigeria, By Bunmi Makinwa

As the known names bring their dirty linens into the open, Nigerians should accept the fact that the key characters in the political drama are stained badly and cannot make this land a better place. It is important to think seriously and work strenuously towards a new leadership cadre for…
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Opinion

The Mad Scramble For Money By the Nigerian Government, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the government needs more money, and the people must pay. Stamp duty is the new darling – the best extortion instrument resurrected by the Buhari government and it is being honed for more brutal effectiveness on a daily basis, to the extent that different agencies are fighting for the weapon.…
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Opinion

#NBADecides 2020: The Election of Unintended Consequences, By Chidi Odinkalu

...#NBADecides2020 may ultimately have been determined by two curveballs outside the control of the Association, its organs or the candidates - the misguided sense of professional entitlement of one Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a criminal indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was arguably a…
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Opinion

Between Hushpuppi and Hushpoliticians, By Chido Onumah

There will be another opportunity to explore the different dimensions of the Hushpuppi phenomenon. Just to say that Nigerian Hushpoliticians are enablers of Hushpuppi and company; the Hushpolitician is the father of Stealing from Nigerians has been a favourite pastime of our Hushpoliticians since independence. But it does appear it…
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Columns

Can Buhari Separate Two Chickens In A Fight?, By Festus Adedayo

A combination of a peacemaking-phobic nature and Ayariga’s thesis of a Buhari whose senescence has literally grounded Nigeria, have resulted in the reign of a ceremonial president who knows next to nothing about what happens around him. Or who just doesn’t care. This is clearly Nigeria’s hugest burden at the…
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Columns

Ibrahim Magu: Ramifications of a Complex Story, By Jibrin Ibrahim

There are numerous reports that the conflict between Abubakar Malami and Ibrahim Magu may lie in their different visions of the discontinuation of the prosecution of corrupt persons. In February 2018, PREMIUM TIMES broke the story of how the attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, wrote President Buhari and urged him to allow…
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Columns

Fighting Corruption Through Electoral Reforms, By Majeed Dahiru

To curb this ugly trend, the ninth National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would have to go beyond just probing the allegations of corruption in the ministries, departments and agencies (MDA) of government to legislating a framework that encapsulates far-reaching electoral reforms, which will return sovereign power back…
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