Opinion

A Global Anti-corruption Laurel for Nuhu Ribadu, By Chido Onumah

As head of EFCC between 2003 and early 2008, Mallam Ribadu put the organisation on the global anti-corruption map and left no one in doubt that he not only knows his onions when it comes tackling corruption but that he has the courage to boot. Many things prepared Mallam Ribadu…
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Opinion

The Anti-Corruption War Hasn’t Started, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the struggle to roll back corruption must be strategic, pervasive, sustained, and driven by clear examples from the top. The power of repetition must be employed because we are talking of mass therapy and reprogramming here. Any government that does not get ready to do this, or tries to protect…
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Opinion

When An EFCC Operative Becomes a AML Scholar, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...the book provides recommendations on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of anti-money laundering law compliance by introducing the theory, framework and approach for dealing with the concerns of money laundering reporting officers within the banking industry. Apart from the suspects, only very Nigerians can identify the faces of…
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Opinion

For ‘A Man of the People,’ Dapo Olorunyomi, at 60, By Chido Onumah

A journalist and administrator per excellence, Dapo has been involved in setting up and managing several successful projects. He is part of the founding team of TheNews magazine that was launched in 1993. He served as deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine and groomed a generation of Nigerian journalists, many of…
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Opinion

Towards a Guiding Political Philosophy for a Democractic Nigeria, By Osita Chidoka

To chart a way forward, I believe we need to first define the reason for our existence as a nation. Amalgamated for British administrative convenience and bound by geography, we need to move beyond unity, progress, peace and freedom to more philosophical precepts that reflect our national hopes, speak to…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Battling Corruption to a Standstill, By Godwin Onyeacholem

...by the time Magu’s appointment is confirmed by the Senate, it is expected that the anti-corruption war would be more invigorated and the EFCC more emboldened in its quest to rein in the monster of corruption and the merciless parasites that have been sucking on our collective patrimony. Over the…
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Columns

A Boiling Southern Cauldron and The Insults Of The Northern Governors, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The insulting warning to the South from the 19 Northern governors just the other day made matters worse. That contribution did not help to calm the storm but instead it has further frayed nerves. Simply put the Northern governors have rubbed raw salt into our Southern wounds. Last week I…
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Columns

Adamawa Without Nuhu Ribadu, By Gimba Kakanda

In commemoration of its twentieth anniversary last weekend, ThisDay newspaper honoured twenty outstanding Nigerians, described as “game changers”, who, as it explained, “have altered the landscape and made remarkably positive impacts in their chosen fields.” The honourees are accomplished personalities who have made a mark in both private and public…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Ex-Governors and the Ghosts of Public Service, By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

Ever since Nuhu Ribadu was booted out of office as Chairman of Nigeria's foremost anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the organisation has never remained the same. Nonetheless, how the palace coup that led to Ribadu's exit from the EFCC was masterminded and successfully executed by some…
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