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Quantifying The Costs Of Corruption

The recent bribery and corruption charges and allegations involving the chairman of the House committee that probed the subsidy regime in the oil industry and the chieftain of an oil marketing giant, has left a very sour taste in the mouth.
Nigeria and Nigerians have suffered and paid huge capital for corrupt activities in the public sector that any further disclosure of the sordid details of bribery in high places drives a lot of people crazy.

Inculcating Cultural Practices In Compliance, Ethics And Anti-Corruption Programmes

Last week one of UK’s leading ethics and compliance organisations, the Institute of Business Ethics, IBE, published a new Good Practice Guide: Globalising a Business Ethics Programme, with which it intends to help organisations achieve a consistent standard of business practice by recognising the cultural attitudes and practical issues they will face when deploying their ethical values to stakeholders in different parts of the world.

Grappling With Malignant Hatred

“To the last I grapple with thee;
 from hell’s heart I stab at thee; 
for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee!” 
Ahab, in the classic, Moby Dick 
 
The pigeons swooped down and flapped around majestically. They pecked at disparate morsels of food on the ground, jostling around with some frenzy as I watched them in desultory fashion. 

EFCC And The Arraignment Of NASS Leaders: The Facts And The Farce (2)

It is already understood that the fundamental role of the National Assembly is that of law making and oversight.
The executive branch of government in carrying out its tasks, whether by implementing legislation or policies, acquires considerable power and influence. 

Eugene Polley: Exit Of A Tv Revolutionary

News Introduction: 
Eugene Polley the man who added luxury to television viewing with the invention of wireless television remote control passed on last week at the age of 96. - By Ibrahim Mohammed

Imagine if you have to move to and fro to operate a knob on your television set. That was the cost of using TV set until Mr. Eugene Polley invented the first ever wireless television remote control in 1955.
Polley’s long-time employer, Zenith Electronics, a subsidiary of South Korea’s LG Electronics formerly known as Zenith Radio Corporation while announcing the passage of the late inventor said he died of natural causes in Chicago, USA, last Sunday, AEF reported.

EFCC And The Arraignment Of NASS Leaders: The Facts And The Farce (1)

In the past few weeks the nation has been treated to a plethora of revelations regarding the acts of the executive branch officials in the mishandling of their functions and impoverishment of Nigerians thereby, savvy what with allegations of billions of naira being recovered from the premises of public/government officials, property and movables worth billions of naira being recovered from them, not to mention the N8 billion associated with the SEC probe.

Remembering Rashidi Yekini

It was an unpalatable bolt from the blue for most of us to learn that “gangling” Rashidi Yekini is no more, the mercurial striker who regularly prodded millions into frenzied celebrations with his plethora of goals for his country.

Remembering Rashidi Yekini

It was an unpalatable bolt from the blue for most of us to learn that “gangling” Rashidi Yekini is no more, the mercurial striker who regularly prodded millions into frenzied celebrations with his plethora of goals for his country.

Adumbrations of John Brown

The arguments and polemics ricocheted around me in this South African township house. I was in the house of a friend, and as alcohol and food flowed it fuelled a somewhat acerbic debate.

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