Columns

Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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Opinion

Sanwo-Olu At 55: the Simple Man In the Service of Lagosians, By Olusegun Fafore

With Governor Sanwo-Olu, it is obvious that good people make good places. Therefore, Lagos will certainly become better and greater under his leadership. His sense of purpose is steadfast enough to bring alive the vision of a greater Lagos. His efforts thus far are masterstrokes and suggestive of the masterpiece…
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Article of Faith

George Floyd: Yank their Feet Off Your Necks, By Babafemi A. Badejo

Many human beings are rightly condemning the asphyxiation of George Floyd to death over what must have been a painful and agonising death as he shouted: “I can’t breathe” and called on his dead mum to help out. But Derek Chauvin, the police official (better expression than “officer”, which makes…
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Opinion

The Judiciary: the Political Question Doctrine and Justiciability, By Kayode Oladele

Although the judiciary may be excited with its newfound roles in Nigeria’s political space, the practice of assuming jurisdiction over issues bothering on political question doctrine will definitely impact its independence and compromise its ability to dispense justice without fear or favour. There is a general perception, particularly amongst non-lawyers,…
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Columns

Rape and the Uncertain World of the Girl-Child, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

I’ve watched a 15 year-old breastfeeding a child of about 10 months. The girl was said to have been raped by her step-father, and her mother, out of shame and stigmatisation, dumped her daughter and the new baby with her grandmother. The girl’s countenance exposed her innocence and vulnerability, baby…
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Opinion

Africa: An Unsung  Continent In the Fight Against  COVID-19, By Solomon Zewdu

The story of this pandemic is far from over, and Africa’s leaders and citizens must continue to chart a course that protect lives as it rebuilds economies. Still, the continent’s performance so far is an early bright spot. Africa deserves the world’s recognition and is a reason to be hopeful…
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Opinion

Fighting Corruption In U.S. Civil Asset Forfeiture, By Richard E. Messick

Allowing government officials to have near-total discretion over unmonitored funds creates an atmosphere ripe for undetected abuse. And only legislative reform at the state level will prevent the corrupt misuse of civil asset forfeiture funds. Civil asset forfeiture is a judicial process through which law enforcement officials seize assets belonging…
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Opinion

COVID Is Horrific But Affluenza Poses the Greatest Threat To Humanity, By Kumi Naidoo

The test of our mettle to fight affluenza with the same energy as we will seek a vaccine for COVID-19 is a matter of survival. The voting public, rediscovering birdsong and flowing streams in urban oases, may just be waking up to the fact that all of our durability depends…
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