Columns

Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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Columns

Dapo Olorunyomi: The Courage and the Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Dapsy has always argued, worked for and demonstrated that the answer to authoritarianism was to be found in the “investigative tradition to Nigerian journalism (which) challenged the military's sense of its own legitimacy.” His position has been that the media became the "presumptive parliament" of the nation and in that…
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Opinion

IBB, OBJ, NIM and 2019: Agbakoba Confronts Nigeria’s Agbako, By Omotayo Ken Suleiman

There is work to be done. And perhaps, this National Intervention Movement, with its rather undramatic entrance, may yet be that one clarion call. Agbakoba's tenacity over these many years and the rigorous integrity of the co-conveners' life journeys so far, hopefully tell us that they can help shift Now…
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Opinion

October 1 and the Torment of Memory, By Louis Odion

The annual national ritual resumed last Sunday as we marked another October 1, the 57th actually. Listening to President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) making his fourth outing that day as either civilian or military head of state, perceptive older Nigerians were unlikely to miss the recurring decimals in all. Forget the…
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Columns

The Most Critical Nigerian Institutions are the Most Corrupt, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My concern is that we now a have a generic crisis of reputational erosion affecting our key institutions. Over the past two years, the reputation of the National Assembly has been dragged in the mud with the numerous court cases against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the budget padding…
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Columns

What’s On Your President’s Plate In Nigeria?, By Pius Adesanmi

You can see that the Empire of Trifle that I have sketched out here has characterised the Presidential Daily Agenda of every President since 1999. Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, and, now, Buhari have all been enablers of trifledom. Outside of President Trump’s support base, there is a lot of worry about…
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Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: Buhari’s Dirty War On Corruption, By Majeed Dahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari, and not the Senate, is the one who does not want Magu as EFCC chairman, as the DSS cannot issue a security report to the Senate without the knowledge of the president. The reasons behind Magu’s fall from favour are not contained in the DSS report. Such…
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Opinion

Magu: Garlands at a Time Like This, By Ibrahim Modibbo

With this gale of endorsements from independent-minded individuals and stakeholders, and with the outburst of public outrage witnessed penultimate Saturday when the orchestrated news went out that Magu had been relieved of his duties, it is clear where Nigerians stand on this matter. There are several ironic happenstances around the…
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