Aribisala on Tuesday

How the 2019 Presidential Election In Nigeria Was Massively Rigged, By Femi Aribisala

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32). In the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was awarded 15,424,921 votes by Attahiru Jega’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), while Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was awarded…
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Columns

Soyinka, Atiku and Fruits of the Poisonous Tree, By Festus Adedayo

In the democracy that Nigeria enjoys today, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s contribution has been huge and unambiguously massive. If the weight of contribution were coterminous with reward, Soyinka should have been awarded the presidency of Nigeria, in the post-military regime, like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. In physical participations…
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Columns

The Onnoghen Affair: Getting the Judiciary and the Bar To Work For Justice, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigerians are seriously concerned about the entrenched culture of corruption and impunity in the country. Therefore, it beholds on the National Judicial Council to ensure justice is not just done but seen to be done in the CJN matter. More importantly, all the judges and senior lawyers notorious for bribe-taking…
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Bámidélé Upfront

How Our Cultural Contexts Offer Sturdier Models For Institution-Building, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What development and democratic models teach us is to build institutions first and tackle poverty later. That flies in the face of the maxim that a hungry man is a desperate man. We need to rethink that. Poverty in Nigeria and indeed the African continent is almost total. The poverty…
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Columns

Onnoghen: The Wasp On the Nation’s Scrotum, By Louis Odion

...until the provisions of the current law is discharged, the NJC is the only body empowered to recommend such summary action against an errant CJN. It is clear Onnoghen cannot continue. The NJC must however be allowed to assert its authority, even if it means summoning the grace to devise…
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Opinion

Illegality of the ‘Suspension’ of Justice Onnoghen, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari cannot suspend the CJN. The CCT cannot give an order directing the president to remove or suspend the CJN. The CCT cannot ask the CJN to "step aside". This conspiratorial attack on the institution of the judiciary is a dangerous precedent. Can a judge give an order suspending…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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Columns

CJN Walter Onnoghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The chief justice of Nigeria must respond to the present crisis around his person and the judiciary in a way that would save the institution. He must explain to Nigerians the sources and legitimacy of the huge amounts of money in his accounts and his properties. Sometimes, only poets can…
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