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Sowore’s Detention: Decree 2 By Subterfuge

By Richard Akinnola But how did the judiciary rise to the occasion under the various military governments when people were variously detained under various detention laws?   Most statutes, particularly one that circumscribe the liberty and fundamental rights of individuals, have to...

Presidential election petition: Why certificate mattered

By Law Mefor Like a sore thumb, the issue of the secondary school certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari keeps sticking up. But why should secondary school certificate of a full army general who has attended the Nigeria Defence Academy and...

Lessons from Kenya: How the Judiciary can save Nigeria’s democracy 

On Politics with Clem Aguiyi In a sharp contrast to 2015 when there was nationwide jubilation, there were no celebrations on the streets when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the 2019 Presidential Election....

OPINION/TRIBUTE: At 78, IBB maintains his important beats, but…

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   I had, in the past, written a number of tributes on the occasion of the anniversary of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). I penned the last one in 2017 on his 76th birthday titled: “At...

The Sparkle of 50 Stars Cannot be Dimmed

•••Tribute to Senator Solomon "YAYI" Olamilekan on His 50th Birthday Nearly One year and couple of months ago when I turned 50, I recall that before stepping out of my room after my effusive gratitude and appreciation to my creator,...

Fulanization: Obasanjo reverses self on Fulanization, seeks dialogue

By James Akinloye *Obasanjo reverses self on Fulanization, seeks dialogue* It’s never too late to do the right thing; I think finally, former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo appears to understanding this as well as his role as an elder statesman. On Saturday,...

EDHA crisis: Can Obaseki run the gauntlet?

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The aphorism by the Yoruba that “whoever does something that is unusual will experience a consequence that is unusual” perfectly mirrors Edo state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s self-inflicted political bind. Having stirred the hornets’ nest with the...

Nigerians of goodwill beware of Fani-Kayode’s obsession with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

By Oladele Peter (PhD) It is no longer news that for Mr. Femi Fani Kayode to remain relevant in Nigeria he has resorted to insulting Vice President (VP) Prof. Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo and this has given him the illusion of...

Obaseki’s “N6 billion annual security votes”: Matters arising

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of the State Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, for all of eight years that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was in the saddle as governor, harangued him...

IGE, OKE AND THE CONTINUING POLITICS OF IDEATION

By Abiodun Adeniyi Bola Ige left a legacy of a puritanical rhetorician in the nation’s politics. He spoke the proverbial Queen’s English with an uncommon cadence, matched with a clinical diction and easily caught the attention of listeners with a...
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NNPC gets thumbs-up for ‘Operation White’

  The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano State chapter, has praised the NNPC for ensuring the success...
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What You Need to Know About Robert O’Brien New U.S National Security Adviser

    President Donald Trump recently appointed Robert C. O'Brien as the new U.S National Security Adviser, NSA.   Trump  revealed last week that he asked former NSA...

” The king has returned to the top, says Fury after defeating Wilder

  The 31-year-old Briton twice knocked down reigning champion Wilder before finally claiming victory in the seventh round when the American's corner threw in the...

SERAP, others sue Gbajabiamila, Reps over ‘plan to spend N5.04bn on 400 exotic cars’  

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 192 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to “restrain...

Saving Lives : NNPC Donates Tissue Transplant Medical Equipment Worth Over N200M to Kano Teaching Hospital

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) donated tissue typing and cross match laboratory equipment worth over N200 million to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH)...