IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Missing a trick

Ibrahim Magu, who has acted as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since 2016 has been suspended from his position. The Presidency had summoned Mr Magu to discuss the sale of seized assets the day before, and then suspended him “to allow him to face the probe into the allegations against him.” Mr Magu had appeared before a panel probing allegations of gross misconduct against him on Monday. The panel is led by Ayo Salami, a retired justice of the appeal court. The development is coming after Magu was arrested and detained by security operatives in Abuja Monday following a memo by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, in which the suspended anti-graft czar was accused of grave malfeasance. Presidency spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Mr Magu was summoned to discuss the anti-graft agency’s sale of recovered assets based on Malami’s petition. Mr Magu was accused of mishandling recovered loot, and selling seized assets to associates. He was also alleged to have refused to subject himself to the supervision of the office of the attorney-general. Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, has accused Mr Malami of waging a grudge war against Mr Magu, ...
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ANALYSIS

Video: Who does the Social Media Bill affect?

The Executive arm of Nigeria’s government has for a while ...
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The week ahead – Give unto Caesar

Investment inflows into Nigeria declined by $460 million from $5.82 ...
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Trade needs a boost

Now that the Q3 2019 GDP results have been released ...
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The week ahead – Maybe it is rocket science

On 15 November, the Supreme Court said all allegations raised ...
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The week ahead – Meter watch

Visa has confirmed that it has acquired a stake in ...
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The week ahead – Who runs this show?

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of Nigeria’s border ...
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ISIS no more

US President, Donald Trump has announced that Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader ...
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The week ahead – Spot the mismatch

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the ...
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Video: Rice, and Nigeria’s border

From independence till the mid-1970s, Nigeria's domestic rice production was ...
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The week ahead – Facing a reset

Over the weekend, the police in Kaduna State confirmed the ...
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The week ahead – The long walk

The FG and unions have finally agreed on the percentage ...
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The week ahead – Disconnected

President Buhari has presented his proposal for Nigeria’s 2020 budget ...
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Stalemate: Boko Haram’s new strategy means fewer attacks

At its peak in 2014, the Boko Haram insurgency saw ...
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The week ahead – Widen the net

New data from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) ...
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The week ahead – Empty boxes

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said the country’s ...
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The week ahead – Working at cross purposes

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced additional charges on ...
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How do the Saudi attacks affect Nigeria?

A swarm of drones set off a chain of explosions ...
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The week ahead – Tightening screws

Nigeria’s economy saw a decline of $3.2 billion in investment ...
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The week ahead – Ubuntu no more

The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned rising ...
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The week ahead – Gassed out

Residents of Magodo, a suburb of Lagos have entered a ...
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Nigeria in a changing geopolitical context

The Old World OrderSingapore’s veteran diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani once remarked ...
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The week ahead – Offering time

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Executive Chairman of the ...
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The week ahead – Press M for mediocrity

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria ...
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