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Judges, The Law And Our Democracy -By Reuben Abati

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on constitutionalism and a progressive, liberal and developmental construction of the law, may be our best bargain, the latter in particular in the face of a […]

Introduction Nigeria is endowed with both human and natural resources. Yet, it remained undeveloped. It is a rich country with poor people, a situation of poverty in the midst of plenty. Why have some nations developed and others not? Nations developed because nationalistic and patriotic individuals come together to transform their societies. The aim of […]

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  It is no longer news that the police high command had in the aftermath of the General Ibrahim Babangida bombshell, declared wanted, Kassim Afegbua, spokesman to former military president Ibrahim Babangida. When I first saw the news trending online, I ignored it thinking it was a joke. But alas, it was not after all. […]

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The restructuring of Nigeria has been the staple of conversations across the country for quite some time now, in the light of the glaring inability of the extant political, economic and legal structures of the country to support the actualization of the Nigeria of our dreams. It has gotten a cross-section of Nigerians talking fervently […]

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  All over the country, one palpable gist in every corner is the quest for a younger president as well as the calculation and permutations for the 2019 general elections. If my understanding of the current situation is right, it then means that our political elites are too pre-occupied with the next election more than […]

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Following the refusal by the Minister for Finance, Mrs kemi Adeosun and the Comptroller- General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali, (Rtd) to obey the directives of the Federal High Court, Calabar made on the 15th day of December, 2017 to the effect that the warehouses belonging to Maggpiy Trading located at Tinapa Free Trade Zone, […]

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If there is a society where the sane is compelled to doubt his sanity especially on choice(s) of governance, it is the Nigerian society. Nobody, given the character of our increasingly self-seeking and marauding politicians can put his life on the line to take over power with all its components and surrender it willingly without […]

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  The kind of government we practice in Nigeria is what it’s best described as a” re-cycling seat syndrome” unlike the “seat tight syndrome” practiced in some African countries whereby an individual would rule or ruin a country for years until their government toppled. Unknown, our practice to either rule or ruin is being encouraged […]

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The imperative of peace for productivity and prosperity -By Rauf Aregbesola

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We are gathered here to honour our fallen soldiers, the wounded and infirm and to put into national consciousness their families and dependants who lost their loved ones to the defence of our fatherland. Of course, the history of soldering, for us, started long before colonialism. Much more in our consciousness was the Yoruba civil […]

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Gov. Okorocha: Of Tyranny And Discontent -By Chido Onumah

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A very significant event—a peaceful mass protest against the misgovernance and mindless plunder of Imo State by Mr. Rochas Okorocha—took place in Owerri exactly a month ago, on Monday, December 18, 2017. It was organized by the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), a coalition of civil society and professional groups in Imo State. It […]

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