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Not el-Rufai, never again

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state...gets warning from NUJ

By Abdu Sule Dogara  The chain of events that followed the ascendancy of Nasir el-Rufai as Kaduna state governor should no doubt ring a warning bell for the people to be wary of installing such accidental politicians in power. In less than two years in office el-Rufai’s inherent lack of …

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$1.1bn Malabu Oil deal : EFCC files charges against Etete, Adoke, 6 companies

Five years after the Federal Government lost a whopping $1.6 billion to some of its influential citizens through the sale and revocation of a controversial oil block, known as OPL 245, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Monday, filed charges against the suspects. The suspects, according to papers filed …

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Freedom of corruption is order of the day

*As Senate rejects Magu helping corruption fight back From SKC Ogbonnia Before assuming the presidency in May 2015, Muhammadu Buhari rightly proclaimed that “corruption will kill Nigeria, unless Nigeria kills corruption.” Unfortunately, however, after barely one year in office, a diverse segment of the population began to openly pray for …

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Magu, DSS, Saraki, Buhari and the intrigues of a corrupt cabal

Dr Bukola Saraki and Mr Ibrahim Magu

“The President – whoever he is – has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.” From Godwin Onyeacholem The prologue to this piece was part of the farewell address to the American people delivered in January …

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“What does Prof. Wole Soyinka want?”

From Olalekan Adigun On my way to work this morning, one man asked: “What does this Soyinka want?” Sitting beside him in the same bus, I couldn’t immediately provide a reply. One thing I was sure of was that this man was really angry with the Nobel Laurette. As he …

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N244m NFLL scandal: Pinnick’s secret support of fraud exposed

Kano Pillars...got the double

*Zenith Bank in complicity From Ayo Balogun Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick may want Nigerians to buy its story that paucity of funds is responsible for its inability to meet its financial obligations to the national teams. The unfolding financial scandal in one of the …

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Rivers re-run election: Who wins this battle?

Governor Nyesom Wike and Minister Rotimi Amaechi...in the Ikoyi $43 million scandal

*Theatre of war, deaths and terrible things On Saturday, 10th December, 2016 Rivers state citizens went out to vote those who will occupy the State and National Assembly seats that were declared vacant by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The election is not really a contest between candidates nor …

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Is Nigeria like a knocked engine? Part 2

*We have just one nation to project, protect From Emmanuel Onucheyo “A society will collapse unless it has one basic truth on which to lean” The Courier – No. 120, March-April 1990. I will ask the reader of this article to please take a look at the car numbers and …

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Is Nigeria like a knocked engine? Part 1

*If our judiciary is in shambles, where do we go from here? From Emmanuel Onucheyo “African countries often consist of 20 to 30 tribes, a mishmash of mini-nations, while many tribes have been cut into two by inherited colonial boundaries. The resulting lack of national unity makes democracy almost an …

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TRIBUTE: The other side of Olaniwun Ajayi

By Folu  Olamiti In the wee hours of 4th November 2016, I got a pop up on my hand set alerting me that Pa Olaniwun Ajayi had passed on. My mind raced quickly towards Pa Ayo Adebanjo, wondering how he would receive the breaking news at his age. All along, …

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