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Recalling Tai Solarin’s prediction, By Edwin Madunagu

Recalling Tai Solarin’s prediction, By Edwin Madunagu Nigeria’s 2019 elections, particularly the recent governorship contests in Kogi and Bayelsa states, have forcefully brought back a prediction which late Tai Solarin made about 40 years ago in the aftermath of the 1979 elections. Of course, recalling this prediction is also recalling my response to it at the time. I...... more

NDDC: Interim Management Committee unknown to law, By David Ekuetafia, Esq.

NDDC: Interim Management Committee unknown to law, By David Ekuetafia, Esq. In recent weeks, there has been a rash of misconception being peddled in both the print and electronic media about what next steps Mr. President needs to take on matters relating to the Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Most of these misconceptions are deliberate falsehood designed mainly to...... more

Open Letter from Greece to Nigerian 109 Senators: Throw away the Social Media and Hate Speech Bills!

Open Letter from Greece to Nigerian 109 Senators: Throw away the Social Media and Hate Speech Bills!  Nnamdi Obodoechi Distinguish Senators, I am Nnamdị Obodoechi from Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. I reside in Athens, Greece, where I have been for many years now. It is my pleasure to have your contact. Today, I want to lay down my own perceptive about the SOCIAL MEDIA and HATE...... more

Nigeria’s failing judicial system (1), By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

Nigeria’s failing judicial system (1), By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN My phone rang repeatedly so I thought it must be something very urgent and serious. The caller on the other side was furious and agitated. He wanted me to step into a matter very urgently, to rescue him and his group from their lawyer, whom he claimed has been acting as...... more

Air Peace must thrive in peace! By Goddy Uwazurike

Air Peace must thrive in peace! By Goddy Uwazurike The rise of Air Peace took everyone by surprise. The attitude was that the company belonged to Mrs Patience Jonathan, also known as Mama Peace. The subsequent investigation into the affairs of the company was thorough. Now fast forward to 2019 when the company decided to establish itself as an international...... more

Oyo, Osun and LAUTECH: Counting the cost

Oyo, Osun and LAUTECH: Counting the cost For quite some time, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has been in the news for negative reasons. At the centre of this threatening mess, arising from catatonic claims about funding arrangement and obligations of owner states to the 29 year-old institution, are Oyo and Osun states. With its current...... more

Sowore and imminent walk to political stardom, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon

Sowore and imminent walk to political stardom, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon The arrest of the convener of #revolutionnow rally and presidential candidate of the Action Alliance Congress in the 2019 general election, Omoyele Sowore, on August 6, 2019 was greeted with shock by most Nigerians. Personally, however, I saw this as a melodrama and another of the many “political malfeasances” of this...... more

Social Media Regulation Bill: Lawmakers are also entitled to prison, By Busy Brain

Social Media Regulation Bill: Lawmakers are also entitled to prison, By Busy Brain The social media regulation bill which was sternly neglected and rebuked by former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has passed first reading under Senate President Lawal. The bill that is meant to combat fake news, hate speech and other related offence reserve three years jail term for the offenders....... more

Ribadu: Do morals matter every time? By Tony Eluemunor

Ribadu: Do morals matter every time? By Tony Eluemunor Saturday, November 2, 2019, I detailed out the meat of the various police statements Nuhu Ribadu wrote concerning the whopping $15 million bribery he claimed he rejected while he was Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His Nigerian statement contradicted the one he made in London. His successor,...... more

CAC versus Kazaure: Reps must not promote illegality, reward corruption, By Tunji Atoyebi

CAC versus Kazaure: Reps must not promote illegality, reward corruption, By Tunji Atoyebi Last week, there were news reports about a member of the House of Representatives calling for the suspension of the Acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), for his alleged refusal to obey the House.  As a keen constitutional lawyer, my curiosity was piqued and I had many questions: The...... more

Nigeria’s democracy getting messy, By Meduoye Adeyinka

Nigeria’s democracy getting messy, By Meduoye Adeyinka If we look back into the remote and immediate causes of our deviation from the track of national interest and pursuance of worthy lives for all Nigerians by the government into the foray of personal aggrandisement, dashing of democratic hopes, impairing of integrity and moral principles, corrupt practices, nepotism and favouritism,...... more

Hate-speech bill: How do we exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s senate? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Hate-speech bill: How do we exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s senate? By Fredrick Nwabufo The senate marshalled by Ahmad Lawan has been convincing in confirming the stereotypes and assumptions about the institution. In July, I wrote about Lawan’s obsequiousness and desperation to please President Buhari whom he described as his “close friend”. I say again, Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking “rubber-stamp”...... more

Buhari is ignoring Nigerian Judges, we must not let him get away with it, By Kolawole Olaniyan

Buhari is ignoring Nigerian Judges, we must not let him get away with it, By Kolawole Olaniyan President Muhammadu Buhari’s government record on the rule of law is chilling. Since assuming power on May 29, 2015, Mr Buhari has showed a stunning disregard for the rule of law and human rights, ignoring Nigerian judges on at least 40 occasions. And he seems to be getting away with it....... more

The NYSC faux pas, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

The NYSC faux pas, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN In recent times, the NYSC has been in the news, this time for the wrong reasons, relating to kits and uniforms, for its youth corps members. The National Youth Service Corps was established by the NYSC Act, to encourage and develop common ties among Nigerian youths, promote national unity and develop...... more

How Maurice Iwu reincarnated in Mahmood Yakubu of INEC, By Fredrick Nwabufo

How Maurice Iwu reincarnated in Mahmood Yakubu of INEC, By Fredrick Nwabufo The 2007 general election conducted by INEC under the supervision of Maurice Iwu is, perhaps, one of the most fraudulent in Nigeria’s electoral history. Human Rights Watch said this about that election: “Instead of guaranteeing citizens’ basic right to vote freely, Nigerian government and electoral officials actively colluded in the fraud...... more

The imperative of “people’s manifesto”, By Edwin Madunagu

The imperative of “people’s manifesto”, By Edwin Madunagu In the 20 months since I wrote “Drafting a people’s manifesto” and “Further notes on the people’s manifesto” (February/March, 2018), a sufficient number of significant things have happened and are happening in our country, Nigeria, in the Nigerian Left, to the Nigerian Left and in the world to raise the level...... more

Kogi Governorship Election: This rubbish must not stand, By Bernard Balogun

Kogi Governorship Election: This rubbish must not stand, By Bernard Balogun The graphics coming out of Lokoja, by extension Kogi State, would make any right-thinking, decent and genuine lover of democracy weep. How can this inane display of incumbency “strengthen our democracy”? On the contrary, it weakens and frustrates our democratic journey. The Kogi people have the right to totally reject this...... more

Domiciliation of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Ministry of Information and Culture: A Grave Misplacement

Domiciliation of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Ministry of Information and Culture: A Grave Misplacement All players in the broadcasting value chain from equipment manufacturers to content providers are being affected by the impact of rapid evolution of broadcast technology and the growth of broadband internet access. These developments demand higher technical quality with improved coverage and improved efficient utilisation of spectrum from regulators, who have...... more

Of Atiku, Supreme Court ruling and electoral process, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon

Of Atiku, Supreme Court ruling and electoral process, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon It was spontaneous and swift! Some say it was already a spawn out of the book, what people call the elephant in the room came here. The apex court of the nation, The Supreme Court, has already finally tusked away the seven appeal points of the presidential candidate of the Peoples...... more

Audit process will aid anti-corruption war, By Hameed Oyegbade

Audit process will aid anti-corruption war, By Hameed Oyegbade One of the cardinal agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the war against corruption. In fact, his desire to fight corruption was among the factors that gave him an edge over his co-contestants in the 2011 and 2015 presidential election. Arguably, the administration records some successes in the...... more

Atiku vs INEC & Buhari: Prof. Nwabueze erred on Supreme Court decision, By Festus Keyamo

Atiku vs INEC & Buhari: Prof. Nwabueze erred on Supreme Court decision, By Festus Keyamo My respect for Professor Ben Nwabueze is immense. His age and achievements in the Nigerian legal field and other walks of life set him out as a distinguished citizen of this country. In addition, one of the generally accepted precepts of the African society is deep respect for elders. This precept,...... more

Nigeria and the threat of ethnicity, By Michael Owhoko

Nigeria and the threat of ethnicity, By Michael Owhoko Who will rescue Nigeria from the clutch of ethnic venom that is gradually but steadily being secreted by ethnic nationalists through their actions and behavioural disposition?  I have opted to refrain from specific examples in this write-up to water down envisaged reactions from those who may feel offended; but I have...... more

The illegalities of FG's planned social media regulation, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

The illegalities of FG's planned social media regulation, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN In the course of last week, the Honourable Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was all over the news on the resolve of the government, to regulate the social media, with the attendant threats of sanctions for defaulters. He indeed revealed that the President has approved the recommendations of a five-man...... more

What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat, By Fredrick Nwabufo

What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat, By Fredrick Nwabufo I do not know much about sports, but I know what good sportsmanship is. Diego Maradona, the Argentine football shaman, was a great player, but he is not celebrated as much as Pele of Brazil.  One fatal flaw detracts from Maradona’s genius – hubris. Maradona is known to be a sore loser....... more

Can old Easterners pray with Yakubu Gowon at 85?

Can old Easterners pray with Yakubu Gowon at 85? “Faith by itself, if it does not have (good) works, is dead” — Holy Bible Somebody once wrote about the Nigeria wartime Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon; “I will never pray with General Yakubu Gowon”. It is not that a praying general is an anathema to this writer, but within...... more

Legal status of foreign companies in Nigeria

Legal status of foreign companies in Nigeria A foreign company in Nigeria is required to register before commencing a business operation in Nigeria. A foreign company may open for business as a secondary establishment, such as an office, agency, branch or subsidiary in Nigeria. However, such a company must fulfill certain legal requirements necessary to obtain local incorporation...... more

Little things can make a difference in Imo

Little things can make a difference in Imo As someone with a passion for travelling to Imo State from time to time from my base in the nation’s capital, I had one of such opportunities last week. I arrived safely, even amid the heavy rainfall in Owerri, the Imo State capital. This time around, my trip was an official...... more

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin? By Fredrick Nwabufo I once wrote: “There is no morality in global politics. It is eat or be eaten. The nucleus of international relations, beyond the niceties of diplomacy, is interest. Substantially, foreign relations are a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of...... more

Presidential Appeal: Still on tradition of Supreme Court Judges to form panel, By Law Mefor

Presidential Appeal: Still on tradition of Supreme Court Judges to form panel, By Law Mefor The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s caucus in the House of Representatives recently raised alarm over alleged plans to subvert the case of the party’s candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. The caucus, in a statement jointly signed by its leaders in the house alleged that...... more

Checkmating raiders and sycophants in government

Checkmating raiders and sycophants in government   There is detailed literature to checkmate the political correctness and excesses of those jobbers and marauders at the helm of the nation’s affairs; after all, the government isn’t theirs, but ours. Of course, government proceedings should be attuned to the people and for the people. And it is high time for...... more

 

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