Punch Newspaper – When A Pen Becomes A Piper

 By Temisan Jackson The saying goes that the pen is mightier than the sword; but those must be pens that scribble in alignment with the ethos of pen-pushing and the principles of truth and justice. Some pens have lost their soul, having traded their lead for pecuniary ends. Those are the pens that distort the facts, […]

Opinion: Okonjo-Iweala: How to Be a Friend of the Poor

By Bade ADEBOLU The things that really matter in life are surprisingly the seemingly simple things. Small things like patting someone on the back in the event of some achievement or simply saying “Thank you” after a meal to the person who offers one such delicacy, really go a long way. In some cases, one […]

Opinion: Who Is Still Blaming Okonjo-Iweala for the Present Economic Crunch?

By Bade Adebolu In my earlier article, Economic Crunch: What Should Okonjo-Iweala Have Done? I submit that we are not being fair to Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past minister of finance, over the way some people in the media vociferously criticised her for “mismanaging the economy.” I recall making this conclusion because we […]

Okonjo-Iweala: The Global Anti-Corruption Super Star

A year after leaving public service as Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala remains the most sought after personality that served under the immediate past administration led by former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Since she left office, a week doesn’t go by without her name being splattered on […]

Judgement Scam: Why Okonjo-Iweala Should Not Be Blamed

Recently, a coalition of anti-corruption civil society bodies petitioned the EFCC that the erstwhile Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Muhaamed Bello Adoke to account for the sum of $3.2 billion allegedly belonging to the 774 local governments on whose behalf one Mr. Joe Agi SAN obtained the judgment. According to media report, “…none of the […]


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