JAMB: The prize of fighting an established cartel

When a form of internal house cleaning mechanism took place (and still) going on at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), there was not much media scrutiny, but hell was let loose when the exercise started yielding results. A swap deal to return embezzled money or go to jail was struck, and under this deal, not just monies but houses worth More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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APC, PDP: So much to take away from France

An unprecedented defiance of the established order took place about two weeks ago, but it did not look like the authorities took notice of its far reaching consequences. For the first time in the history of the More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Of defectors and corruption trials of the political class

Last week, ex-governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after serving for eight years under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). That is not the issue; he merely More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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EFCC mess gets messier

If the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the leadership of acting chairman Ibrahim Magu thought it was going to receive accolades over its latest exploits, it must have been jolted by the negative More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Can the NBC re-invent broadcasting in Nigeria?

In its over 25 years of operation, the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) had not been under the radar, as it is today. Recently the commission got broadcast stations scampering helter-skelter like never before More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Who is scuttling the anti-corruption war?

As the anti-graft war appears to have hit the brick wall, Nigeria is gradually becoming a laughing stock in the comity of nations. After the Senate rejected Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting chairman for the second More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Mr. President, while you were away…

Mr President, I heartily welcome you back. Those who saw the Yar’Adua scenario in your case were disappointed, at least for now. All of us will face death at God’s appointed time not man’s as it were.  I’m More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Immortalising Adinoyi Onukaba Ojo

On Sunday we lost a journalism giant and colossus. I cannot claim to know him closely enough to write about his lifetime and career. However Dr Adinoyi Onukaba Ojo’s reputation, which was clearly ahead of him, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Before Nigerian governors wreck the country

Those who are familiar with the antics of our governors will not be surprised at the latest findings allegedly linked to ex-governor Gabriel Suswam, if allegations of complicity are eventually proven. Having been More...

NLC, TUC and a dying legacy of protests
By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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NLC, TUC and a dying legacy of protests

There was a time in this country when Organized Labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would sneeze and the country would shiver. I don’t know whether anybody noticed the NLC protest to the More...