Guest Columns

The Jabs, Darts and Spats Over Hijab At the Bar, By Jiti Ogunye

Until the rule is changed, or until a court of law declares the rule or the enforcement thereof a breach of the right of the lady, under Section 38 of the Constitution and analogous provisions in other applicable charters, the Council of Legal Education and the Body of Benchers have…
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Columns

Bello Adoke: An Unusual Hero of Democracy, By Majeed Dahiru

The disqualification of Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential election would have destabilised the opposition coalition confronting the PDP. The massive build-up of opposition forces whose rallying point was the person of Buhari would have collapsed like a pack of cards if Bello Adoke had towed the line of those…
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Opinion

Two Years of Unlawful Detention: A Memo to Sambo Dasuki, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Dear Sambo Dasuki, It’s exactly two years ago, in the morning of December 1, 2015, when we chatted on the phone over the security operatives that had invaded your Asokoro residence and later whisked you away as the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA). I was then in Maiduguri on…
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The Dangers of Boxing In the Pastoralists (1), By Jibrin Ibrahim

As violence between herdsmen and farmers has grown and developed into criminality and rural banditry, popular narratives creating meaning, context and (mis)understandings have been emerging. The manifesting narratives on rural banditry in the media and in popular discourse are becoming part of the drivers expanding conflicts in the country. People…
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Columns

If You Picked Buhari Over Jonathan In 2015, You Did No Wrong, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...something is no longer difficult to see: we can no longer be satisfied with picking one of the two candidates thrown at us by the APC and PDP. It’s time we picked our candidate and threw it at them! There are numerous disgruntled Muhammadu Buhari supporters straddling the social media…
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Opinion

Examining the Case In Defence of Nigeria’s Anti-NGO Bill, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

The House boasts that they have borrowed the model from Israel, Kenya and Uganda where the project of “NGO regulation” is to clobber perceived enemies of the government of the day. It may be more honest for them to come out clearly and admit this as their goal. That would…
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