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Fighting Corruption in Nigeria: Two Timely Interventions and One Anti-Climax -By Chidi Odinkalu

  Three important documents released in the past week – respectively from Nigeria’s federal government and two by respected international NGOs, Chatham House and OXFAM – separately offer important insights into why the present effort to fight corruption in the country is stuck in a mire. Together, they offer a more coherent synthesis of how […]

  OSUN 2018 GUBERNATORIAL POLL: A TIME TO SEPERATE PAUL FROM BARABBAS, DIFFERECIATING POLITICS (A METHODOLOGY AND ACTIVITES ASSOCIATED WITH RUNNNG A GOVERNMENT, AN ORGANIZATION OR A MOVEMENT) AND POLYTICKS (POLY; MANY AND TICK; BLOOD SUCKING PARASITES). “When the purpose of a thing is unknown, its abuse remains inevitable as the main purpose of a […]

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Lex iniqua les non est (Latin: An unjust law is no law at all) – St. Thomas Aquinas May 19, 2015, I was sitting down on one of the 5000 stony chairs in Obafemi Awolowo University Amphi theatre as a fresher in the bastion of learning and development of cultural values. One of the best […]

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South Africa has one main news item, nowadays. It is about the integrity question hanging over its President, Mr. Jacob Zuma. While Nigerians in 2015 got so tired of looters that they elected another leader based on his reputation as a man of integrity, in 2009 and 2014 South Africans elected a President who had […]

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“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for GOOD MEN to do nothing” – Edmund Burke Tina co-owned a jewelry store in Wisconsin, USA. Each time I swung by her small-business office, she had something to say about how government had failed the people in every sense of the word. She was articulate […]

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  Atimes, looking at the system of government in this country called democracy, one begin to wonder whether it is a true representative of it defined itself to be. I think it is right time to give them the true definition of the type of demo-cracy they are operating. It can be define as a […]

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  The last thing one would expect at this moment was another controversy given how heated the polity has become; no thanks to the president’s ail health. Already there were suspicions of how some faceless cabals were running the government and working assiduously to the undercut the powers of the vice president. This somewhat contains […]

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  In every nation where the ideals of democracy are upheld in its entirety, an inclusive government becomes the foundation of its functionality. An Inclusive government is one that lends credence to the voices of the people. Governance becomes engaging when it taps the strength of the masses in policy formulation, policy review and policy […]

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In the wake of the phenomenal success of 1804 Jihad(holy war) , Usman Dan Fodio appointed an Emir(Islamic religious leader) for each of the conquered territory to lead the people of that land. Most of today’s emirs in Northern Nigeria are the dynasty of those first Emirs appointed by Usman Dan Fodio. In the precolonial […]

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  _”Fake news isn’t new. Government has been propagating them since 1960. What we need to shut down is fake government” – Omoyele Sowore (Sahara Reporters Convener)_ As the world celebrates press freedom day today, it remains sacrosanct that voices are heard, and opinions shared. The governments must be reminded at all times of their […]

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