Opinion

Why Buhari, Osinbajo Should End Secrecy Over Their Asset Declarations

By Femi Falana I have read the Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) giving President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies 7 days to publicly declare any updates on their asset declarations submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). SERAP’s case for the public announcement of any updates ...

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Beauty Of Igbo Communal Life

By Casmir Igbokwe An average Igbo man has this belief that Igbo people don’t love one another. He tells whoever cares to listen, that Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba exhibit better traits of love towards their people. To an extent, this appears to be correct. But on a closer look, the situation is not as bad as being painted. Igbo have a unique ...

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Police Should Stop Harassment, Discrimination Against South-East

By Casmir Igbokwe  South-Eastern people of Nigeria are becoming endangered species. The police, the customs and the military use them to show off their strength at every given opportunity, especially at festive seasons. When you add this to the marginalisation of the region in the country’s security forces, the intimidation is complete. The question remains, what have the people of ...

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Anambra 2021 Governorship Zoning Deceit

By Casmir Igbokwe It is no longer news that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has zoned the 2021 governorship position to Anambra South. Presumably, this is to achieve equity, considering that the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, is from Anambra North. Thus, different southern candidates are at home with this idea and are gearing up for the big contest in 2021. ...

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Roadblocks And Extortions On Our Roads: A Worsening Menace

By Christian Aburime The culture of ubiquitous roadblocks and security checkpoints corruption has been a recurring feature amongst the Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies, even as their respective leaderships continue to speak strongly against the practice with threats of punitive measures against the offenders. Coming across a policeman on the road can be an exhausting experience in this part ...

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Endless Borrowing Will Lead To Endless Sorrowing

By Atiku Abubakar  John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years. Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my Founder’s Day lecture at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, ...

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Mixed Grill Over National Anti-Corruption War

By Casmir Igbokwe Last Monday was international anti-corruption day. As a member of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) of the Federal Government, I was in Abuja to join in evaluating the fight against that monster. At the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, where the event took place, I watched as speaker after speaker spoke about corruption. ...

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Onuoha Ukeh And ‘The Powers That Be’ (2)

A review by Casmir Igbokwe Last Monday, we started a review of ‘The Powers That Be’, a book written by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun, Mr. Onuoha Ukeh. It is a compilation of Ukeh’s thoughts and reflections on people, power and politics as published in The Sun over the years. Today, we conclude the review. Enjoy. In chapter 2, Ukeh ...

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A Sick Nation And Her Sickening Secret Service

By Erasmus Ikhide The citizens’ clarion call that the Department of State Services (DSS) should be scrapped forthwith by the act of national assembly and its operatives from top to bottom debriefed; re-educated, even rusticated or redistributed to other minimally functional paramilitary institutions like the Nigeria Police Force will no doubt heal the nation of the wounds from the vested ...

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Onuoha Ukeh And ‘The Powers That Be’ (1)

A review by Casmir Igbokwe Like him or hate him, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is a liberal businessman. Many people had expected that being a chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in those days and publisher of The Sun newspapers, he would not tolerate severe criticisms against the then powers that be in his publication. Contrarily, his editors and writers ...

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