Opinion

Akpabio, Nunieh, Magu And Malami

By Casmir Igbokwe The past few weeks have been very interesting for Nigeria. Corruption and the forces fighting it have been entangled in an intricate war. I thought the capture of suspected cybercriminal, Raymond Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, would put an end to Nigeria’s disgraceful outing on crime this year. I was mistaken. Last week happened to be more eventful. Different ...

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At 59, Peter Obi Unyielding In Integrity And Commitment

By Valentine Obienyem I shall take the liberty to begin this piece with the conclusion. Today, the 19th of July, 2020, Mr. Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections and a Former Governor of Anambra State, is 59. I shall simply define him as a hard-working Nigerian, successful entrepreneur, and consummate ...

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Prison And Detention Centre Conditions In Nigeria (Part 1)

By Nathaniel Oyinloye Prison and detention centre conditions remained harsh and life threatening. Most of the country’s 234 prisons, built 70 to 80 years earlier, lacked basic facilities. The system included 11 maximum security prisons, 80 satellite prisons, 10 farm centres, eight zonal offices, and six directorates, all of which held prisoners and detainees. The Nigerian Prison Service released statistics ...

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Oh No, North Again!

By Felix Oboagwina Who will tell the President? How do we get General Muhammadu Buhari to realise that appointing his namesake and fellow Northerner, Mr. Mohammed Umar Abba, as replacement for the disgraced Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, another Arewa son, further rubbishes his swearing-in promise to “belong to everybody and belong to ...

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Galaxy Of Brains For Anambra Governorship Race

By Casmir Igbokwe Anambra State is blessed with abundant human resources. In 2021, the people of the state will go to the polls to elect a successor to Governor Willie Obiano. Even before the campaign officially starts, the challenge the majority of the people of the state will have is choosing from among the galaxy of stars who will be vying ...

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Before We Forget Governor Obaseki’s $2m (N900m) Laundering Debacle (1) 

By Erasmus Ikhide It’s exactly 10-months now that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State barely escaped INTERPOL’s arrest and detention with humongous state’s taxpayers’ money amounting to $2m (N900m) laundered in far away France in a single trip. His Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero who walked side-by-side with the Governor on the said trip with foreign ...

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Soludo Solution Is The Anambra 2021 Project

To me and – I am sure – many others, the future is a portmanteau word that embraces a number of notions. One, it entails an excursion in imagination which gives us the handle to compete with and try to outwit events that lie ahead. Two, it is an attempt to control what is to come which in my view ...

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Beyond Cutting Keyamo To Size

By Felix Oboagwina  After several years of stomaching insolence from operatives of the Executive, Nigeria’s long-suffering National Assembly last week finally mustered the courage to bite, as it sank its teeth into no less than Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Egwarewa Adeniyi Keyamo, SAN. The Minister got himself a toxic outing with the National Assembly Joint ...

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