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Issues that should drive constitution review -By Akinwunmi Ambode

  I welcome you all to Lagos. Let me start by thanking you for your commitment to the ongoing process by the legislature to review the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I must also state that Lagos State has always responded and participated in several review exercises and calls for amendments of our […]

  Now that a world-acclaimed professor of Law is running the show in the land, you’d expect him to use this window to inject some strange notions into the system. Strange notions such as actions and consequences, especially legal consequences a.k.a the sort of legal consequences that can land you in jail after due process. […]

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  There is nothing new under the sun, goes a popular saying. In fact, the more things seem to change, the more they appear the same. From time immemorial, some people have spoken evil of leadership, cast aspersions on them, and generally portrayed themselves as the scum of the earth. No matter how a country […]

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  Fellow Nigerians, I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh when I got a call early this week from Ambassador Dayo Israel, one of the brightest youths I had mentored in my own modest way some years ago. It was a plaintive cry for help after the debacle of a failed local government chairmanship […]

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  I met Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for the first time in 2002 inside Aso Rock. One of his sons, who is a friend, arranged the meeting. It was to fellowship with the retired General in prayer. Growing up in Araromi Odo-Ona, Ibadan, we had been told that Obasanjo lived next door to […]

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  To say that I, and indeed all Nigerian youth, are disappointed at the recent development in the National Assembly regarding the Not Too Young To Run bill, is an understatement. The truth is that when the reports filtered out at the end of the recently concluded joint retreat of national legislators on constitution review […]

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  All things being equal, Nigerians should expect a massive exodus of politicians from their current political parties into the Peoples Democratic Party soon. Although it looked like a dead lion just couple of days ago, the judgment of the Supreme Court, which last week awarded the chairmanship of the party to the Senator Ahmed […]

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  It is quite human for Ahmed Markafi and co to quickly imagine the worst storm is over following the legal life-line from the Supreme Court last week and therefore relapse to the iniquities and debauchery of the past. But unless the dominant faction of the beleaguered Peoples Democratic Party now has the sobriety to […]

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  Global experts on terrorism have some new tasks on their hands, which they must devote time and energies to critically dissect in Nigeria. It is the emerging images of a psycho-political dimension and manifestations of operations with semblance of the defeated deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram terrorism in Borno state and environs, in Nigeria’s […]

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  For thousands of young people who have been advocating for the passage of the #NotTooYoungToRun bill, news that the proposed amendment was not included in the final report that was considered and adopted by the lawmakers at the joint retreat on constitution review held in Lagos last weekend came as huge blow. Despite the […]

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