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El-Rufai, Tunde Bakare and the groove from Timex Social Club – Reno

Now to brass tacks. I never thought I would live to see the day that Sahara Reporters would publish a story alleging, together with supporting documents, that a person reputed to be one of its benefactors, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the under performing Governor of Kaduna state, has been systematically engaging in acts of corruption by way of awarding over invoices contracts to his fronts, family, friends and cronies, without passing these contracts through the due process of tendering and public advertising.

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The Bully and the Bold in Nigeria

By Clement Udegbe IN our secondary school class one, Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu, in 1970 after the civil war, we had a mixture of all sorts, ranging from Been-Tos who just returned from overseas, where they ran to during the war, local native Child Soldiers, like myself who were involved in some kind of clandestine
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Digital switch-over and social media’s deconstruction of journalism

To underscore the place of credibility in reporting, earlier practitioners of journalism insisted that for news to be credible and believable, it must have six clear elements which are summed up as the Five W’s and one H. Credible news must therefore state clearly Who said that something happened? What exactly happened? When did it happen? Why? Where? And then How was it said or How did it happen?

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Revisiting the TSA’s gains…

In a recent report published by a national daily, the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy was listed among the 11 key reforms that block corruption in the Nigerian civil service. It was one of the initiatives credited with saving the government billions of naira monthly and promoting service efficiency.

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Bukola Saraki: Between CCT and EFCC

“I swear by the Almighty Allah to do justice. We are all human beings and not God, we must be fair and just,” – Umar Danladi

Those were the words of the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Umar Danladi at the resumed hearing on the trial of Bukola Saraki on May 17, 2016. He said he was under “serious influence” during the trial of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the same court in 2011, when President Goodluck Jonathan was in power.

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‘Nigeria’s higher education system produces graduates that do not fit’

I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, all the Chief External Examiners who supervised the 2017 UTME, across Nigeria, mostly Vice-Chancellors of universities, and provosts/rectors of polytechnics and colleges of education, in addition to major stakeholders from civil society

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To those who threaten to jail Biafrans

A man called Nnamdi Kanu and his movement called the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) single-handedly brings the whole of the south-east of our country to a standstill with his one day “stay at home order” and someone in the Presidency says they don’t consider him to be a leader of thought? Clearly the Villa curse has set in.

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Arewa quit notice on the Igbo as a way to checkmate the Biafran agitators

-FOLLOWING a point of order raised by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, PDP, Enugu North over the deployment of Nigerian troops to Gambia by President Muhammadu Buhari without the approval of the Upper chambers, both Senators Rafiu Ibrahim, APC, Kwara South and Adesoji Akanbi, APC, Oyo South said, said Wedesday that the president acted within the ambit of the law.

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