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This is paraplegic democracy -By Fola Ojo

In ancient Oligarchy Athens, once upon a time, power and authority of governance were vested in the hands of a few oppressive aristocrats who ran a loose collection of independent city states. A change movement within the society later clamoured for a form of government that would run better pro bono publico. Democracy was the […]

  Corruption continues to rock Nigeria. A lot of public resources ended up in private pockets. The brash new tycoons made their fortunes from corruption. Too many people have gotten rich based on their proximity to the government. There are two sets of laws in Nigeria: one for the common people and another for political […]

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  We thought we had seen the worst mutation of fawning depravity in Michael Aondoakaa, the pathetically loquacious character who, as Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), strove tirelessly to pervert justice by openly putting the law at the service of shady political players during the Umar Yar’Adua administration, thereby dragging the […]

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Let me start by restating the trite point that there is no society entirely free of corruption. Tendencies for compromises and self-gratification are part of the human nature and they are emotions that all mortals, irrespective of colour, race or religion are susceptible to in the absence of sufficient restraints. There, however, seems to be […]

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No doubt, the recent appointment of Justice Ayo Salami by the National Judicial Council (NJC) as the Chairman of the panel to monitor cases of corruption against judges is a refreshing vindication of the upright judge and the sanitization tendency he brought on the Nigerian bench. Justice Salami is well known as that singular judge […]

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Defending the policies and actions of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has got to be one of the most difficult job in Nigeria. It appears so difficult that oftentimes one cannot help but feel sorry and sad for most of the President’s aides, especially Garba Shehu, Femi Adesina and most prominently, Information Minister, Alhaji Lai […]

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  Prior to and after independent in 1960,Nigeria political elite have continuing to play a major role in the pattern and ways of governance in country. They controls the economy and decides who get what,when and how. They are the omnipresent of the Nigeria state,and most importantly, they are the actors behind corruption, bad governance, […]

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  “Societies go bad when everyone expects the other person to do something” – Leke Alder Good old days, they use to say let it come back, but if we should reminisce on the past, what we need is to trap the etiques and qualities of our first life and incorporate it into this beautiful […]

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Key takeaways from Buhari’s four-day engagement in Turkey -By Garba Shehu

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  PRESIDENT Recep Tayyeb Erdogan hosted President Muhammadu Buhari for a fairly long one-on-one meeting in Ankara, the Turkish capital on Thursday before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministers and members of their delegations. This was President Buhari’s first visit to Turkey since his election in 2015, but the second meeting with President Erdogan […]

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Corruption: Nigeria’s giant struggle -By Fola Ojo

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The last thing I crave in this season is writing about corruption in Nigeria. The depravity is as old as the country herself. Discussing the nauseating absurdity has become so annoying. There is nothing both the dead and the living do not know about corruption and Nigeria. Even some blatantly corrupt beings have now become […]

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