Opinion

Curing the Doubts Over the Presidential Election Tribunal, By Law Mefor

...given the Onnogben and Usoro treatments, the apprehension of Nigerians in the presidential petition tribunal is not altogether misplaced and the eminent jurists need to know that so much depends on the quality of the judgment they deliver in the coming days. The general counsel remains: It must not be…
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Opinion

The $9 Billion P&ID Scam: Between T.Y Danjuma and Government Lawyers, By ‘Tope Fasua

Growing up in the military days, I used to wish to grow up to be as handsome as T. Y. Danjuma. I have an eye for things beautiful and Danjuma was indeed tall, dark and handsome in the rank of the army officers whose names, ranks and positions we had…
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Opinion

The Judiciary and the Morality of the Rule of Law, By Majeed Dahiru

If the judiciary is to live up to its reputation as the last hope of the common man, and considering the fundamental importance of credible elections to a functional democracy, the judiciary should be guided more by the morality of the rule of law and less by its technicalities in…
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Opinion

A Word of Caution To the Foreign Minister and People of South Africa, By Femi Fani-Kayode

In any case, how many of those who were butchered over the years were drug dealers? If it is true that as many Nigerians deal in drugs as she has suggested, why can't the South African government apprehend, arrest and prosecute them and send them to jail, rather than demonise,…
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Opinion

Trading the Locomotor System for Convenience and Chronic Diseases, By Mukaila Kareem

...the unprecedented high consumption in sedentary environments, with continuous storage of excess energy that would never be physically expended is causing a collapse of the metabolic “feast/famine” experience. This is fuelling the increasing incidence of preventable obesity and chronic diseases. A proverb in Yoruba language says, “he who accuses a…
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Opinion

Election Petitions: An Independent Judiciary Is Critical For Democratic Stability, By Clem Aguiyi

For some time now, the judiciary has come under intense criticisms and attacks, having also been accused of corruption and the perversion of justice. Will the judges redeem the image of the judiciary? Will they deliver judgment based on facts or will they further capitulate and thus sink the hope…
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