Opinion

Olusegun Adeniyi: When A Verdict Is Delivered Ad Hominem, By Umar Yakubu

For a columnist of several decades' standing and a former presidential spokesman, all that Segun was trying to do in the piece was to give indication that he still has access to information from the Presidential Villa, but unfortunately this has been information with zero value. These days, it is…
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Opinion

Ibrahim Magu: the Ephemerality of Unbridled Power, By Mike Ozekhome

...please let us not accord Magu the same shameless media trial, public conviction, lynching and execution of people, who were nothing but mere suspects (and thus presumed innocent), as he did with éclat and a swashbuckling manner. Let us presume him innocent until he has been subjected to the due…
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Opinion

The 2020 Elections of the Nigerian Bar Association Will Be Rigged: Here Is How, By Chidi Odinkalu

the architecture of rigging that almost assuredly guarantees that Chief Awomolo and his gang of insecure, entitled antediluvians will get his wish. As I have said elsewhere, any system in which a minority feels entitled to rule over the majority has only one name: Apartheid. It should be resisted. In…
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Opinion

Justice For Sambo Abdullahi, Victory For Whistleblowers In Nigeria, By Onumah & Onyeacholem

If this government wants to be seen as genuinely fighting corruption, the NBET case is a golden opportunity to faithfully demonstrate that conviction. Dr. Amobi has been indicted for corruption by government anti-corruption agencies. The place for her, therefore, is the courtroom, not a cushioned seat of a government agency.…
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Opinion

Obono-Obla: The Hunter Now the Hunted, By Mawibe Sogan

If, as Obono-Obla claims, he is being persecuted for performing his responsibility dutifully, why then would he, who as hunter, only a few months ago, was tracking people who had helped themselves to the commonwealth, suddenly become the hunted? The problem of corruption and how it has almost ruined our…
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Columns

Magu, Still Nigeria’s Most Dangerous Man, By Azu Ishiekwene

For every additional day that Magu stays in office without re-presentation for confirmation, the government would be giving the impression that apart from the leadership of the Eighth Senate, insiders other than Lawal Daura had an interest in blocking Magu’s confirmation. It was framed as a question roughly one year…
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Columns

Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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Opinion

Rochas Okorocha: Playing the Ostrich On the Road To Perdition, By Uche Igwe

Beyond seizing a few properties from Mr. Rochas Okorocha and his family, the Ihedioha administration should establish a panel to comprehensively investigate and audit the former administration in the State. I can bet that the extent of decay that will be revealed will send shock waves across the He can…
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