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Corruption Super Highway

Corruption Super Highway

Whispers of corruption, involving the disappearance of N2.3 billion compensation for beneficiaries in the Eket Urban subsection of the Section 1V of East-West Road since 2009, and intrigues dot the now frozen project.   Each time it is in the news, it raises jeers like the mixed feelings associated with the pace of development projects

Biafra: War Is No Solution

Whenever he has a story idea to put forward, Anthony Akaeze, associate editor, says softly, “Sir, are you free, I want to discuss something with you?” He says it almost evasively, perhaps assuming that a high pitch tone added to his imposing physique could intimidate even editors, some of who are averagely built! But he

Budget: Beyond The Politics

Salif Atojoko, deputy general editor, Business and Special Project is a gentleman. He exhibits that quiet mien, even in the face of challenges. And there are quite a lot of challenges these days. But he does not allow anything to stand in his way when there is work to do. So, last week, though he

How To Save The Economy

Sometime last year we initiated an opinion poll on our website, The trust was to determine the issues Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to. The voters favour corruption, security, power and economy, in that order. So the President is in order fighting the corrupt and waging war on Boko Haram, one

Men Raping Boys: The Big Cover Up

Each time the issue came up at the editorial board meeting it generated an exciting debate. There were expressions of concern for the weak, the fear for the future of the young ones and the responsibility of the state to the citizens. Editors usually look beyond the immediate act; they see the implications of forceful

Money: Judges’ Fatal Attraction

Is there any connection between allegations of misdemeanor against Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT and the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Bukola Saraki, embattled senate president? Perhaps if there is any we may never get to know, at least for a long time to come. What we do know

Why The Economy May Go Under

There was an expectation from the National Assembly last week. It had nothing to do with the controversy over the screening of the likes of Chibuike Amaechi, former governor of Rivers State. Rather, it is about the silent prayer that the whole exercise would be concluded last week so President Muhammadu Buhari could swear in

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