Opinion

Dasukigate and the Poverty of Elitism: The Right of Nigerians to Revolt, By Nwike Sampson Ojukwu

My fellow Nigerians, we have earned the right to be outraged and rebellious. We have earned the right to disgrace the people who have caused us untold hardship and have prevented our fatherland from taking its rightful place in the comity of nations. We have earned the right to lynch…
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Columns

Dasukigate: Beyond the Last Abuja Yam Festival, By Gimba Kakanda

My point is, our advocacy for a new Nigeria shouldn't be a call for a nation built on a personality cult. For Nigeria to be rescued, what's needed is civic vigilance of both patriotic individuals and the civil society organisations to "dictate" to the president what's required and desired for…
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Opinion

Armsgate: The Thin Line Between Gift and Graft, By ‘Dayo Orolu

It for individuals and organisations engaged in the public sector to borrow a leaf from the corporate world where the thin line between gifts and graft has been clearly marked, broadened and highlighted. In the end, both the motive and means would be weighed; the means, more likely to have…
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Columns

Office of the NSA and the Pathology of Predatory Corruption, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is impossible to understand the motivation that led the Office of the National Security Adviser to take $ billion for arms procurement, refuse to buy the arms and basically share out most of the money to political mischief-makers working to divide and break the country. The Office has direct…
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Opinion

Open Letter to Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Dear Mr. Femi Adesina, Since I am a victim of association to one of the most vilified and scandalised Nigerians through media trial, this Open Letter is the best opportunity for me to put some issues in proper perspective following some of your public remarks about your old friend. As…
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Columns

Transformation Agenda: Public Finance As Slush Funds, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I think it’s very important to pursue the debate on the cost of mega-corruption. We expended $20 billion on electricity provisioning without any increase in electricity. Nigerian households in consequence had to expend additional billions of dollars to buy millions of toxic generators all over the country. Many died of…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Unending Counter-Terrorism War, By Chris Ngwodo

Nigeria’s war against terrorism is winnable but there has to be a comprehensive reform of the national security and law enforcement establishment and a radical change in the way we think about protecting the realm. A curious thing happened on the evening of October 2. At 9 the NTA News…
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