Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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Columns

Constitutional Immunity as Sanctification of Moral Turpitude in Governance, By Ogaga Ifowodo

When a president or governor steals from the public, commits murder or acts of moral turpitude, he or she is on a frolic of his or her own and may not enjoy constitutional protection. As the legal maxim says, no one may profit from his or her own wrong. Either…
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Opinion

Constitutional Reform: Let Nigerians Have a Voice, By Freke Ette

By excluding the people, the lawmakers mock the constitutional process. They not only cannot reach the proposed end of a vigorous, healthy republic, but their behaviour subvert it. When it comes to amending the constitution, we might make unexpected decisions. Our representatives, however, will always make the wrong ones. If…
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Opinion

Clash Between Shiites and the Nigerian Army: A Constitutional Assessment, By Ahmed Garba

Introduction In reaction to the clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise called Shiites and the Nigerian Army on the December 12, 2015 the Kaduna State Government under Mallam Nasir El-Rufai announced in a state broadcast on the December 17, 2015 some interim measures to avoid re-occurrence…
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Opinion

True Fiscal Federalism is The Only Solution, By Tony Osborg

#TrueFiscalFederalism remains the solution to Nigeria’s problem. President Buhari can only become our Messiah if and only if he restructures the government into a Fiscal Federalism. If he doesn’t, he will only end up being overwhelmed by the criminality of the present political structure. I have now come to the…
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Opinion

Tackling the Civil Service as Engine Room of Nigerian Corruption, By Monday Ubani

Much has been written and massive exposures made of the corruption of the political class but not much has been written, exposed or known of the corruption in the civil service, perpetrated by the civil servants, both at the State and Federal levels. It has a more devastating effect and…
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Opinion

Need for President Jonathan to reconsider stance on Nigerian constitution, By Femi Falana

To the utter embarrassment of the members of the National Assembly, President Jonathan decided to withhold his assent to 4th amendment to the Constitution. In his comprehensive letter addressed to both chambers of the National Assembly last week, the outgoing President challenged the procedure and the substance of the proposed…
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