Columns

CJN Walter Onnoghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The chief justice of Nigeria must respond to the present crisis around his person and the judiciary in a way that would save the institution. He must explain to Nigerians the sources and legitimacy of the huge amounts of money in his accounts and his properties. Sometimes, only poets can…
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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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Opinion

The Nigerian Judiciary: An Institution In Distress, By Eric Teniola

The judiciary must rise above board if it is to earn the honour and dignity that it deserves. A judicial officer must be the last to break the law under any excuse of ignorance. A corrupt judiciary will lead to a corrupt society. The Nigerian judiciary must purge itself of…
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Columns

Why Yari Should Take His Empty Seat Home, By Azu Ishiekwene

Apparently, the only punishment worse than meningitis was Yari’s election as governor. The offer of a virtually empty seat in Government House is not worth his redemption. Zamfara is not the only State under siege. Katsina State governor, Bello Masari, has also cried out; while in the North-East, Borno and…
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Columns

Digital Television, Corruption and Anti-Corruption Agencies, By Jibrin Ibrahim

According to Transparency International's guidelines, anti-corruption agencies must be independent and must have full powers to investigate, arrest and prosecute At the same time however, there must be an independent oversight mechanism to monitor their functions and practices to ensure that they do not abuse their powers. One of the…
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Columns

Combating Corruption, the Smart Way, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Our anti-corruption approach shows that the effective enforcement of the rule of law and the achievement of low levels of corruption require two complementary factors. First, effective ‘vertical’ enforcement of rules from law makers and their agencies above, and second an effective ‘horizontal’ enforcement of rules by the actors involved…
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