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The Hunter Has Become The Hunted (The Story Of The Attorney-General And EFCC Chairman) By Achike Chude

This is the problem with power. It makes people mad. A man of wisdom once said that: ‘No man is so wise and so good to be given absolute power’. It is because of the corrosive and corruptive influence of power that Baron Dr Montesqui warned people and nations everywhere to beware. Mobutu Seseseko Ngbendu Wa Ba Zanga, the dictator of the Democratic Republic of Congo, did not heed the warning.The butcher of the Central African Republic, Jean Bedel Bokassa, did not listen. Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin…

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Let The Church O Satan Be By Adeola Soetan

Demolishing Church of Satan is Ungodly. Let’s Respect people’s fundamental right and freddom of worship. By consensus, it’s agreed that Satan has more followers than God in Nigeria because of corruption, misgovernance, election rigging, electoral violence, vote buying, individual immorality in keeping sidechicks, sidecocks, drinking alcohol (minus cold Trophy and palmwine), womanizing, manizing, embezzlement of church, mosque and shrine fund, bribing of judges, rape, lawyers helping suspects to escape trial, government errant  task  force commercialising crime, nepotism, Abobakus’ selective blindness on governance issues, teachers helping students to cheat, coldroom affairs,…

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EFCC: The ‘Mugu’ In Magu! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

When in 2003 during the Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘babacracy’ the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was formed genuine hope was raised in many quarters that Nigeria could still be saved from herself; saved from her national endemic corruption index. Three years prior to the establishment of the EFCC the then President Obasanjo had equally inaugurated the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), a less effective sister anti-graft agency.  With the ICPC and the EFCC Obasanjo (though himself enmeshed in high-wire corruption) had sought to wage war against…

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Edo State Election: Adams Oshiomhole’s Last Dance By Osahon Pius Airewele

Politics is the choice between the lesser of two evils (George Orwell). It is a settled matter now that Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Ize-Iyamu.aka POI, will present Edo State electorate with a binary choice in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections, both of them arranged under their new party leaders, with renewed and concerting measures in opposition to each other.  The Edo people, like four years ago, are again presented with the same candidates in swapped seats. Winston Churchhill once said: “Some men change their party for the sake of their principles;…

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The Trump Complex By Joseph A. Ushie

In the kingdom of the wild, birds found by the roadside a corpse with wings and, believing the deceased was one of their own, they went close to identify the body only to find the corpse with teeth and furs like the rodents’, particularly like the rats’. The birds then sent word to the rats to come pick the dead body of one of their own. When the rats arrived, they found that though the deceased had teeth and furs like theirs, the corpse had wings, unlike the rodents. The…

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EFCC New Pick: Buhari Is A Bigot And Nepotist By Bayo Oluwasanmi

President Muhammadu Buhari continues to fester the sore of our historically fragile ethnic divide by his bigotry and nepotism. Since he assumed office, his appalling goal is to pit the North against the South. His motive is for crass political domination. In my piece titled After Magu, Another Muslim Fulani Police Officer Should Head EFCC published in SaharaReporters July 7, 2020, I predicted that another Muslim Fulani will replace Ibrahim Magu as the new EFCC chair.  A satire laden with witty bitter truth, I advised Buhari in the piece that…

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Will Trump Go If He Loses? By Azu Ishiekwene

After three and a half years of his presidency, US President, Donald Trump, appears to have exhausted all surprises in the bag, except, of course, the next one. And that next one could be the big one: Will Trump leave the White House if he loses the Presidency on November 3?  Discussions about it first started in hushed tones and offline chats. But as poll after poll predicted a bleak future for Trump, discussions about his reaction to a possible defeat were forced into the open. The tide might yet…

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World Health And The Exit Of America’s Leadership By Osmund Agbo

Effective July 6, 2021, America will cease to be a member of the World Health Organization. The Trump administration  earlier this week, notified both the US Congress and the United Nations, announcing the decision to begin the process of withdrawal. As the single largest contributor to the global health body, the United States provided more than $400m, about 15% of its total budget in 2019. This move is without doubt a heavy blow to the operations of the Geneva based organization founded in 1948 and given the mandate to “promote health,…

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US No Student Visa Policy Amid Nigeria’s Careless Approach To Education By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

I may not know the number of Nigerians that would be affected by the US latest decision not to issue visa to international students whose universities have moved their classes online, the figure is likely to be substantial. Going by the information credited to Morgan State University on the official website of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Nigeria tops all African countries in the number of students sent to the U.S., approximately 12,000 per year. This number is equivalent to 30 per cent of all students from Africa and…

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Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023 By Rèmí Oyèyemí

“For the innocent, the past may hold a reward, but for the treacherous it’s only a matter of time before the past delivers what they truly deserve.”          – Emily Thorne Ibrahim Magu is not an innocent soul. Proving his innocence is akin to the deployed efforts of the blind man in the dark room searching for a black hat that is not there. Apologies to Lord Denning. It is a futility. The nausea oozing from the trails of his trajectory as the anchorman of the Economic…

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