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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Columns

This CHANGE We Got Is Long On Sleaze, By Osmund Agbo

Nigeria operates today like one giant criminal enterprise. The routine checks and balances between the three branches of government that are the hallmark of a functional democracy is virtually non-existent. Every hand in the mix is deeply soiled and irredeemably stained. “At the core of the incidence of poverty is…
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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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Columns

Buhari Regime: Caught in Whirlwind of Corruption Allegations, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the drama on massive corruption plays out, the regime is the loser and it has clearly lost its anti-corruption image. In addition, no one within the administration appears to have the standing to be able to intervene in a manner that would assure Nigerians on the legitimacy of state…
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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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