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An open letter to Rotimi Amaechi

Honourable Minister, It is a season of open letters and you’ve got mail. Accept belated hearty congratulations on your appointment as minister for transport with powers to oversee the ministry for aviation too. The appointment is no doubt laudable and ...

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Lawyers pledge support for anti-graft war

A group of lawyers under the aegis Coalition of Lawyers Against Corruption in Nigeria (COLAC) through its Executive Director, Olusegun Bamgbose has pledges support to the president Buhari led government in fight against corruption. Bamgbose who led other zonal directors ...

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Appeal Court and conflicting judgments

With glaring political undertones in some judgements and with a view to redeeming the judiciary, VIVIAN OKEJEME in this report writes on the worries expressed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, and other stakeholders on the inconsistencies ...

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When government lies

Gloria Mabeiam In trying to find out how we can build a country for all time, I had the rare privilege of moderating a radio discussion about how the nation’s trustee (government) holds faith and hope in trust for its ...

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Mama Taraba heads to Supreme Court

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan, has vowed to contest the Appeal Court judgment, which nullified the victory awarded her by the election petition tribunal in the state. She said she will ...

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CJN, others advocate discipline, standards

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mahmud Mohammed and other eminent lawyers have decried the falling standards in the profession and the increasing lack of discipline among lawyers and judges. They suggested ways to halt the drift, including stricter enforcement of ...

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Maureen: Never again

Ballason Gloria Mabeiam Through the years I have heard stories of violence against women. Some are sad, some are weirdand some defy easy answers; there is no story I have found so heartbreaking in recent times like the story of ...

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LAW & SOCIETY

Since the turn of the new millennium and particularly with the return of democracy in 1999, over 54,000 persons have conservatively been reported killed. When that statistics is cast against the definition of war as an inter-state or intra-state violent ...

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Students rep forum condemns attack on NOUN

The Students Representative Forum of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has condemned the recent media attack on the university by some persons. Speaking with journalists yesterday in Abuja, the forum’s Secretary General, Comrade Ebeku Ebeku described the said report ...

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Elizabeth’s strategies, BVAN & all

Elizabeth Funke Ajibade is an impressive undergraduate student in the department of Strategic Studies at Bowen University. This young Nigerian brims with patriotism, ideas and strategies on how our country can become a better place to live in. It was ...

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Buratai’s spirit of Courage III

Some have referred to him as a general with uncommon courage; others say he has demonstrated a trait common with Infantry Generals.  Some likened him to the man he shares initials with: Nonsense former Chief of Army Staff, General TY ...

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Another legislative insensitivity

I watched with disgust on National televisions as well as read in some national dailies the displayed show of shame in the House of Representatives last Thursday by our so-called Representatives who engaged themselves in a free-for-all following attempts by ...

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