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Opinion

Budget: The Soothing Embrace of the Senate and NDDC Interim Management, By Ifeatu Agbu

That patriotic act by the lawmakers strengthened the bond of friendship that came in handy for Nunieh and her team. This was evident from the convivial atmosphere that suffused the committee room and more or less smoothened out the rough edges, as the senators asked questions on the NDDC budget.…
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Opinion

Nigeria 2019: When Character Triumphs In Popular Electoral Choice, By Adewale Ajadi

The most distinctive dynamic of the 2019 elections seems to be focused on the character of the candidates, rather than their plans or platform. The voting results that took out, in both major parties, prominent people who had powers of incumbency, as well as substantial war chests are, in themselves,…
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Opinion

EFCC, Akpabio And The Cries Of Witch-hunt, By Inibehe Effiong

The question is: Is Akpabio guilty or innocent? The court will decide if the EFCC eventually initiates criminal charges against him. If Akpabio believes that the ongoing probe is witch-hunt he should wait for the EFCC to charge him to court. He can then instruct his lawyers to raise a…
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Opinion

Illegality of the Injunction Obtained By Akwa Ibom Government Against EFCC, ICPC And Others, By Inibehe Effiong

Whether this is true or not, injunction should not be used as "a weapon of mass destruction" against anti-corruption agencies. It is important for the NJC to take serious disciplinary actions against Justice Ntong. The NJC should not relent in its bid to purge the judiciary of bad eggs. The…
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Opinion

PDP is Too Corrupt and Too Sick to Lead the Opposition, By SKC Ogbonnia

Posterity beckons on patriotic minds within the different opposition camps, therefore, to unite towards the path to a true democratic culture. Instead of the maddening rush to the ruling party, it is time to explore a new opposition party that is steadily alert to expose the weakness of the APC…
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Telling Lies Is Corruption, By Femi Aribisala

More money has been allegedly stolen under Goodluck Jonathan than there was money to steal. Lai Mohammed, APC National Publicity Secretary, is one of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees. When he appeared for screening before the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio made a wry observation. He said: “If I know (Lai Mohammed)…
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Opinion

Time To Fix Our Health Sector, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

More importantly, ‘Baba’ Buhari should lead by example by using our local hospitals whenever he takes ill, like Jose Mujica of Uruguay (although, I wish him good health). If Nigeria's economy must stop losing N250bn annually on medical tourism – as claimed by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) – then…
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