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Adeleke’s demise: the lessons

By Dotun Oyeniyi  Before the 2015 elections. I was invited to Lagos by Senator Isiaka Adeleke. We met at a restaurant/bar located somewhere at the back of Etiebet’s House in Ikeja. As was his wont, he was in the midst

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Time to increase the tempo on the graft war

By Gbenga Odunsi Corruption is misuse of public power for private gain by dishonest public holders or elected officials. Such misuse of authority comes in the form of bribery, converting public funds and property for personal use, suppressing the rule

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Plato’s Allegory of The Cave

By Pius Adesanmi Omoyele Sowore, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Bayo Omisore, Moses Ochonu, Dapo Rotifa, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, Yommi Oni, Yomi Okusanya Scott, Jesse Bay, Peter Oshun, Obinna Aligwekwe, Olutoyin Adeyinka Eweje, Ayo Turton, Inibehe Effiong, Gimba Kakanda, Abdul Mahmud, and so

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No one is fighting corruption, it’s a Circus Show

By Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN “We seem to be fixated on the naming and shaming of people who have already been identified by successive governments for one reason or the other, whether genuinely or otherwise, rather than confronting headlong and

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Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log in his own eye by publishing the state’s security vote and how local government funds were disbursed, Dogara was sure

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#BBNaija: Television as madness

By Reuben Abati What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening with 23-year old Efe Michael Ejemba, University of Jos graduate of Economics and singer winning the N25 million + SUV

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PR in Nigeria is one of the reasons journalism is in bad shape

By Ikem Okuhu At the last Annual General Meeting of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), it was reported that a paper delivered by re-elected President, John Ehiguese pointedly accused journalists of taking jobs that were meant for

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Zamfara Governor, Meningitis, and Conscientious Stupidity

By Farooq Kperogi Ph.D People are understandably getting bent out of shape about Zamfara State Governor Abdul’aziz Yari’s cruelly insensitive claim that the meningitis devastating thousands of poor people in his state is “divine” wrath against them for their moral

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Instead of corruption, let’s fight stupidity

By Abraham Ogbodo I signed off rudely for two weeks without any prior notice. I am sorry. I was protesting the imperviousness of the Nigerian State and its people. The protest was triggered off by a query by one lousy

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Memories of midnight

By Simon Kolawole It was midnight, not so long ago, when I woke up, used the toilet and returned to my bed to continue from where I stopped. For almost an hour, I closed my eyes in vain. I could

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