Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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Opinion

The Opportunity Cost Of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, By Inibehe Effiong

Where is the 250 million dollars, which if it had been properly invested, could have yielded 31 industries across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State (which Akpabio promised, budgeted funds for, but NEVER built)? Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is giving out the sum of…
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Opinion

Osinbajo Is the Acting President of Nigeria, Simpliciter, By Inibehe Effiong

The moment the written declaration or letter transmitted by President Buhari conveying his decision to proceed on medical vacation was received and acknowledged by the president of the Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives, Professor Osinbajo had, by operation of law, assumed the position of acting president of…
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Opinion

SSS Versus Apostle Suleiman: Let The Truth Be Told, By Inibehe Effiong

The Nigerian state and the SSS or DSS cannot be strong with those calling for self-defense and weak with those who are the real perpetrators of violence and mass murder. It is an unprovoked assault on the intelligence of patriotic Nigerians for the SSS to swiftly go after Apostle Suleiman…
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Opinion

Legal Implications of the Senate’s Rejection Of Magu’s Nomination, By Inibehe Effiong

The fight against corruption in Nigeria is being trivialised. President Buhari should bear in mind that if he fails in his anti-corruption campaign, he has failed in everything. It is indeed a tragic irony that the very infamous Senator Bukola Saraki-led Senate, with all its scandals and embarrassing pedigree, is…
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Opinion

“Crackdown” On Judicial Officers – Separating The Law From Sentiments, By Inibehe Effiong

The Judiciary is a sacred institution that should not be desecrated by any person. However, there is no sacredness in corruption. Judges must at all times be treated with decency and respect befitting of their offices but corrupt judges should be identified and treated like other criminals in the society.…
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Guest Columns

Dasuki: Is The ECOWAS Court Judgment Binding On Nigeria?, By Inibehe Effiong

Nigeria can either follow the path of honour and responsibility not only as a member but as the 'super power' of ECOWAS by releasing Dasuki as ordered by the Court in consonance with her treaty obligations, or take refuge in the non-domestication of the Revised Treaty and continue to detain…
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Opinion

Reported Release Of Kabiru Sokoto: Hatred For President Buhari Taken Too Far, By Inibehe Effiong

We can constructively criticise the president on issues and policies that affect our collective wellbeing as a people. However, the deprecatory attempt to scandalise President Buhari to score a cheap political goal is condemnable and unacceptable. There have been malicious, unsubstantiated and wicked insinuations and reports on social media and…
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Opinion

Why President Buhari Is Linked To Chinakwe’s Case: A Rejoinder To Garba Shehu, By Inibehe Effiong

I sincerely hope that President Buhari will do the needful. Nigeria is currently faced with myriad of excruciating challenges, this case is undoubtedly not one of them. The earlier we move away from this avoidable distraction and face serious national issues the better for us. I read the dismissive and…
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Opinion

The Planned Arraignment Of Chinakwe For Naming His Pet Dog “Buhari” Is Oppressive, Illegal, By Inibehe Effiong

...the Nigeria Police Force and those instigating them should immediately release Mr. Chinakwe and stop embarrassing Nigeria before the international community. The Police and the government should concentrate on pressing security challenges facing the nation and stop chasing shadows and dissipating scarce resources on frivolity. The Nigeria Police Force, Ogun…
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