Columns

Buhari and the June 12 Saga, By Reuben Abati

All told, the plan to honour the Abiola-Kingibe 1993 joint presidential ticket and Gani Fawehinmi, the legendary human rights crusader, is imbued with much meaning and significance, even if this does not automatically settle the matter about the results of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. The federal government should…
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Opinion

The Past and Present Wahala of Decree 34 of 1966 (2), By Eric Teniola

On 8 and 9 August 1966, representatives of all the military governors met in Lagos and recommended, among other measures, that - (a) troops should be sent back to barracks in their region of origin; (b) all decrees which centralised affairs in Lagos should be abrogated; (c) Lagos should be…
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Opinion

The Old Bureaucracy Is Coming Back, By Eric Teniola

From January 15, 1966 till June 3, 1967, Nigeria had no Minister. That was a period of over fifteen months. The two military rulers of the time, Major General Johnson Thomas Umanakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (1924-1966) and General Yakubu Dan-Yuma Gowon (now 80) constituted permanent secretaries as members of their Federal…
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