Nigeria

Controversy over Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Nigerian government led by President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party is continuing its anti-corruption campaign by pursuing a number of corruption cases through the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). However some, particularly in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), have accused the APC of using the campaign as a means to clampdown …

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Are Strongmen Above Strong Institutions in Nigeria?

A comment by Adedayo Osho

President Muhammadu Buhari has been rightly lauded for the progress made in the ongoing campaign to rid Nigeria of corruption. But beyond the trials religiously covered by the media, a substantial number of indicted individuals are often granted bail (based on conditions) and in turn, a fraction of them appear more …

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Nigeria Police Force Under Ibrahim Idris

A comment by Adedayo Osho

The Nigerian Police Force is faithfully stepping up efforts to redeem its image. It was once renowned for bribe-taking, miscarriages of justice, and issuing unbalanced verdicts at its stations.

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Politics of secret recruitment in Nigeria

A comment by Adedayo Osho

The greatest fear of the ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is that they would be overthrown in the 2019 general election. To be removed from power would mean that the administration would lose its influence on the process of ‘secret recruitment’ into what Nigerians describe as ‘juicy …

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Politics of certificate and document forgery in Nigeria

A comment by Adedayo Osho

One of this week’s big stories in Nigerian politics is forgery of “Standing Order of the Senate” by their leadership. Those allegedly responsible for the doctored papers were Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

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Nigerian military: A major victim of corruption

A comment by Adedayo Osho

In the fields of Sociology & Anthropology, if one is to consider any public official likely guilty or not guilty of specific crime charges, an excursion into the individual’s social background is imperative. Historians would rather focus on the decisions made by previous leaders during their occupation of various offices. Oppositely, …

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Redefining politics of corruption in Nigeria

Adedayo Osho comments on the fight against corruption in Nigeria, politics and the ideal of a corruption free society.

With the deepening anti-corruption crusade in full swing, huge sums of money have been recovered from high-ranking members of the previous government.

Ukraine

Seventh-Kilometer Market in Odessa, welcome to the jungle

7th Kilometer Market is said to be the biggest market for wholesale and retail products in Europe. It’s located outside the city of Odessa, Ukraine. Traders, customers, market administration and police live by their own laws. This is a short and selective portrait of the market and its inner workings.

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