Fixing the Trouble with Nigeria?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of leadership, despite lots of criticism, could well turn out to be just what Nigeria needs at this stage in her development. In Chinua Achebe’s 1983 book ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’, he states that social miracles could happen. He said this right after he famously and vehemently declared that “the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership.” If his assertion is true, then perhaps

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Dateline Abuja: How Laudable Is The Renewed Fight Against Corruption

Channels TV's Dateline Abuja speaks with the Executive Director of The Convention on Business Integrity, Mr. Soji Apampa on the renewed fight against corruption by the newly elected government.   (more…)

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Nigeria’s private sector does not need to indulge in the ancient art of tasseography to foretell that the emerging pattern of President Buhari’s anti-graft war carries a distinct prophesy for them as well. There is indeed a new Sheriff in town, and it is appearing more and more unlikely that it will remain business as usual. (more…)

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Funds for Development?

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has just sacked his National Security Adviser and relieved the Service Chiefs of their Jobs. For some, this move was long overdue for others it simply adds to the trepidation of the wait as he still seems to be playing his cards very close to his chest. Who will be next? (more…)

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Jonathan’s Centenary City Conduit Pipe for Corruption – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the centenary city built during President Goodluck Jonathan administration is a blueprint for corruption and dismissed the claim that the centenary city was a public private partnership arrangement. Read more

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Nigeria’s House of Cards

During the Jonathan administration, we were made to understand that there are three types of “Boko Haram”: first, criminal opportunists who feel they have found a new cover for their crimes; (more…)

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Create Corruption Loopholes, Go To Jail – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, said it is not going to be business as usual in running the affairs of the country. He stated that anyone caught creating loopholes in order to siphon public funds would face the consequences. Read more

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Nigeria: Getting Rid of Corrupt Judicial Officers

Recently, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, reportedly decried the seeming devastating influence of unscrupulous, fraudulent and corrupt persons occupying judicial offices in the country. Read more

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Termites in the House

The incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) Government has accused President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of “defecating in the seat” he is vacating. This very graphic but unpalatable imagery used to describe the outgoing government is perhaps excessive and if one were to search for a more diplomatic way to cast it, it might go something like, “under Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s watch, the structure of our economy got well and truly infected by

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Bonga Oil Spill: Fishermen seek Buhari’s help

Some fishermen in the Niger Delta have urged president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the payment of recommended compensation to victims of Bonga oil spill when he assumes office. Read more

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