BY Terfa Naswem Politics so they say is a dirty game. But such games in politics could be dirty or not, depending on so many prevailing factors. Political indices have portrayed the significance of politics and how politics can alter so much of whom we are and what we are as well. But there is no one who is not at least passive when it comes to politics. There are active and passive politics which has given rise to active and passive politicians as well Anyone who says they have no interest in politics or does not play any part in politics is not saying the truth. Everybody on planet earth whether consciously or unconsciously participate in politics either through “receptive political language” or “expressive political language”. We may have intra-personal or inter-personal political communication. People argue with others about the political systems of Nigeria and other countries. Some may not physically...
BY Mofe Jeje Immunity clause, as presently enshrined in the Nigerian constitution with its attendance problem of deferring punishment of an offender to an arbitrary future day rather than immediate punishment at the point of abusing an office, is a tortured issue that merits reconsideration at the on-going review of the 1999 constitution by the National Assembly. This is because the original purpose for which the clause was meant to serve has been hijacked and largely turned into an engine of fraud. While the original intention for its inclusion in the Nigerian constitution was good, politicians have corrupted and bastardized the well-reasoned privilege, and wilfully undermine the wisdom behind the grant of immunity to the detriment of Nigerians. Crafted and provided as an open-ended protection, the clause at present, provides a loophole that breeds criminals in power as it gives latitude to boldly, with impunity commit crime against the state and the...
BY FEMI ADESINA Not a few tongues had wagged over the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari was outside the country on medical vacation for weeks on end, and no member of his media team was with him. Many times, we had been confronted by journalists on why we were sitting pretty in Nigeria, while our principal was confronted by severe health challenges in London. How did I feel about the situation? I had always told the media, and others who cared to listen, that whoever is on a presidential entourage at any time is the prerogative of the President. In the first 20 months of this administration, the President had made scores of trips, both locally and internationally. There was none, and I repeat, none, in which the media team was excluded. We were always there to keep the world abreast with what the President was doing. When President Buhari first needed...