Opinion

Between Jonathan’s Ebola Fever and Buhari’s Lassa Fever, By Jude Ndukwe

...there is a lax attitude from this government towards the wellbeing of citizens. It is obvious this government lacks any action plan for its citizens, whether in terms of health, employment, the economy, education, social welfare, infrastructure etc. When compared to the progress made under the Jonathan administration and the…
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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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Opinion

Civil Society In Nigeria: Staying True To Our Mission, By Udo Jude Ilo

...when CSOs are skeptical, they need to speak up and condemn the actions of the government publicly. When government institutions disobey court orders, when government tries to deny its campaign promises, when government appears insensitive and unresponsive to the loss of citizens’ lives, the voices of CSOs must be heard…
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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

Between Controlling the Economy, and Freeing its Growth, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the solutions to our current basket of woes are not as arcane, as successive governments’ inaction suggest. How difficult is it to understand that a commitment to private sector-led growth means that the market must allocate resources? As an aside, more often than not, our governments’ pledge to return the…
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Opinion

The Undying Culture of Impunity, By Femi Falana

Introduction I thank the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Ben Angwe for requesting me to deliver the Keynote Address at the inauguration of the Committee of Experts to examine existing legislations with a view to ensuring that they are consistent with human rights instruments and norms.…
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Fighting Corruption With Double-Standards and Human Rights Abuses, By Femi Aribisala

The government has declared Diezani guilty without trial, while declaring Amaechi and Fashola innocent without trial. In just six months, the government’s anti-corruption policy has gone off the rail. During the election, candidate Buhari made this pledge: “Whoever that is indicted of corruption between 1999 to the time of swearing-in,…
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Opinion

Diezani, PDP And The Price of Impunity, By Cassidy Madueke

The raid on a luxury home in London and detention of Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigerian’s ex-minister of Petroleum and one of the oil amazons and influencers in Jonathan's administration on October 2, 2015 by London Police on money laundering and corruption charges is a practical and undeniable exposure on the level…
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