Opinion

Let’s Criminalise Journalism and Live Like the Oppressed, By Alfred Olufemi

Owing to this height of impunity, it is logical to think that the society is better off in the hands of the oppressed as we criminalise journalism, which has a stated public role in Section 22 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. "Whatever denies one liberty tilts towards oppression and whatever…
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Columns

As Panama and Paradise Papers Produce Heroes In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...from France, where Societe Generale used the firm to set up 979 offshore accounts, to Salvador, Azerbaijan, China’s red aristocrats, Zimbabwe, Iran, Austria Russia to Argentina, FIFA and Transparency International officials, Panama Papers’ revelations have ended the careers of many public officials, except in Nigeria, where they are rather pampered…
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Opinion

#Panama Papers: the Lingering Need to Contain Illicit Cash Flows, By Porter McConnell

The massive investigation, which turns one year old today, brought the discussion of transparency to new heights, but much remains to be done to actually tackle the murky world of offshore finance. One hundred and fifty investigations in 79 countries, thousands of companies and taxpayers under the microscope, and growing…
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Opinion

#PanamaPapers: Patronise Nigerian Lawyers to Grow the Naira!, By Peter Oshun

An ingenious local lawyer would probably have advised Saraki, if consulted on the problem of hiding away his loot, for the price of a second-hand Hummer jeep: 'My able Senator, it's not hard. Recruit two dozen of your loyal vuvuzelas on Facebook to help you dig a sixty metre soak-away…
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