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

NNPC: Buhari’s Autumn As Moral Czar?, By Louis Odion

If we are to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) didn't know or couldn't have sanctioned all these all along, as being canvassed by his advocates, then there can only be a more frightening certainty: the president must be utterly oblivious of key happenings around him, being technically out of…
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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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Bámidélé Upfront

President Buhari, Please Breakup the Unholy Trinity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Unholy Trinity of Mamman Daura, Abba Kyari and Lawal Daura is not good for your administration. You can fire them today and nothing will happen. Same goes for the lesser evil - your attorney-general. He is a serpent! Dear President Buhari, I am happy you came back to Nigeria…
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Opinion

Boko Haram: Time for Borno People To Offer More Critical Information, By Yushau A. Shuaib

It is high time that Borno people, especially the political elite, public office holders, traditional rulers, community leaders and youth groups to do more in providing the necessary information and intelligence for security agencies towards addressing the insecurity, ignorance, poverty and other malaise in the state. “Fear a tumult which…
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Opinion

The Wisdom In Osinbajo’s Decision to Fight Corruption With Corruption, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the ingenious thing to do is to seek solutions for corruption by looking within corruption. Osinbajo has done just that with the ICPC board appointments. Rather than pillory and harangue him, we should applaud him. The more cats we can lure into exalted positions, the safer the fish! When Acting…
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Opinion

Saraki’s Farcical Coup of July 4th, By Chido Onumah and Godwin Onyeacholem

By their coup of July 4th, Saraki and his gang of pseudo-democrats are inviting a coup. Except that this time, the coup will be by the mass of our people, a popular revolutionary uprising, and the consequences are better imagined! In reviewing the farcical coup—orchestrated by the president of the…
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Opinion

OOTC: The Beauty In the Nigerian Political Class’ War With Itself, By Chude Jideonwo

...in the long term, we should in fact celebrate the confusion in the ranks of these guys. The unity they have had since democracy’s return in 1999 dis-incentivised good behaviour and led to growth that is slower than should reasonably be expected. The confusion over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu…
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