Opinion

Nigeria’s Judges: Getting Set To Cast the Final Votes Of the 2019 Elections, By Chidi Odinkalu

Democracy may be about choices and decisions by citizens in theory. As practised in Nigeria, however, what is clear from these three seasons is that there is very little room in it for the average citizen. If they is anything, citizens are mostly spectators. Every election cycle in Nigeria has…
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Opinion

A Tribute to Nigeria’s Unassuming Warrior Generation, By Simbo Olorunfemi

- The late Chima Ubani: one of the icons of the Warrior Generation. A country that forgets its journey and the men and women who sacrificed themselves or were sacrificed in the process of that journey is no It is that generation of Nigerians born between 1963 and 1978 that…
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Guest Columns

A Dying Breed: Tribute to Emma Ezeazu!, By Chido Onumah

Those who knew Ezeazu as a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from where he emerged as president of NANS in 1986 and those who encountered him either as a rights activists, campaigner for democracy, advocate for electoral reforms or politician will attest to the clarity of his ideas…
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Columns

Ọnwubiko! Mourning Emman Ezeazu’s Untimely Death, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Death, we implore you: spare Nigeria’s patriots. Go, instead, after those who loot, rape and destroy the country! Since that accursed day of May 12, 2012, when Olaitan Oyerinde, former student activist, trade unionist and principal private secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, was murdered in his living…
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Guest Columns

Emma Ezeazu: Tribute to a True Nigerian Across Borders, By Salihu Mohammed Lukman

It will be incomplete to talk of the politics of Emma without bringing out the fact that his nationalism was unpretentious and without any border. At a time when everyone is returning back to their ethnic base, Emma chose to integrate himself with the Gwaris. He worked hard and selflessly…
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Guest Columns

TRIBUTE: Bamidele Aturu: Painful Exit Of The People’s Lawyer, By Akintunde Akanni

Bamidele Aturu’s path first crossed mine at the Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, in the mid 1990s where I shared the same office with his bosom friend, Omolade Adunbi, now a teacher of anthropology at the University of Michigan. Such was his consistent warm disposition and large-heartedness to people that BF…
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Opinion

Crisis in Rivers State Judiciary and its Feudalistic Traits, By Bamidele Aturu

Introduction A pall of darkness has suddenly descended on the judiciary in Nigeria. Its genesis is the brouhaha surrounding the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge for Rivers State. The institutions and persons charged by the Constitution with roles to play in the appointment of a Chief Judge are at…
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