Opinion

The Three-Pronged Wahala of Baba Onnoghen, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Baba Onnoghen is only a metaphor for what we have become as individuals, a people and the nation. His is a multi-layered, multi-pronged tragedy that has everyone disingenuously roped in. Not even the reported indictment of the CJN by the National Judicial Council (NJC) will change the minds of those…
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Opinion

History Lessons on Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Without a sense of history, Nigerians are always desperate to get suckered by the next strong man promising to fight corruption in even more inventive ways. We are never short of enthusiastic “patriots” who want to see "elites" – the hated big men and their mistresses – put down in…
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Opinion

The Role of Lawyers In the Fight Against Corruption, By Bolaji Owasanoye

A profession that fails to enforce ethical standards and rules of professional conduct will gradually decline until it becomes almost irrelevant in the polity. Furthermore, other professional bodies or touts will gradually infiltrate and take over some of its functions thereby diminishing economic opportunities for its members. "A Mafia Godfather…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria’s Enemies of Justice, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For long, in Nigeria, victory has belonged to the spoliator. Must it continue? Lawyers are at liberty to recalibrate the truth as it suits them, they can choose to be enemies of the truth but they cannot be enemies of justice. We must insist on a fair, equitable and just…
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