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Corruption : Why ICPC is making the difference

*We can prevent corrupt acts from even taking place at all From Folu Olamiti The current prosecution of some judges, for alleged corrupt practices and the ongoing trial of some politicians and public functionaries in the immediate past administration on allegations of diverting some funds meant for arms procurement, has …

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Ibori: Corruption with tribal marks

From Olalekan Adigun Whenever I hear those who ought to know say that Nigeria’s main problem is ethnicity, I often begin to develop cold feet. They seem to argue that if not for ethnicity (a colonial construct), the country would have move ahead. While this I may agree that ethnicity …

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Magu, SGF: Senate goofed so badly

President Buhari, Ibrahim Magu and Bukola Saraki...new twists

By Tonnie Iredia Nigerian Senate is fast becoming more powerful by the day. That seems to be the desire of its members who describe themselves as distinguished. Although it is a law-making body which puts it within the legislature, its posture sometimes makes it look like it also has both …

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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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