The principle of the Separation of Powers becomes a falsehood when the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary agree to dine and romp together at the people’s expense. Checks and balances turn to wishful thinking while citizens subsist below the poverty line.
Investigative journalism, always acting in the public interest, is the frontline defense in the struggle to advance accountability and transparency. We are the new checks and balances. We are here to revalidate the social contract.
SATELLITE TIMES, Nigeria’s first non-profit newsroom, is a publication of ICDR. (With support from the European Union.)