Opinion

Of Hypocrisy and Obasanjo’s ‘Condolence’ Letter, By Femi Falana

...Obasanjo has not abused the African culture by attacking the late Senator Buruji Kashamu for allegedly manipulating the law to escape justice at home and abroad. However, it is the hypocrisy of his message that should be criticised, because it is against the African culture to aid and abet a…
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Opinion

Of Governance Cost and VP Osinbajo’s Jeremiad, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

...what the nation needs now is a leadership that understands the urgency that this critical time requires; one that is ready to go beyond rhetoric and take ACTIONABLE measures to arrest the situation. That the VP, unarguably one of the brightest minds in this administration, would show up in performative…
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Opinion

President Buhari: The Urgent Need To Appoint More Justices To The Supreme Court, By Femi Falana

The President & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, State House, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, FCT. 9th June, 2020. Your Excellency, REQUEST TO RATIFY THE NAMES OF THE COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICES RECOMMENDED BY THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT BENCH The above…
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Columns

INEC’s Bloody Axe and the Political Remnants, By Azu Ishiekwene

Instead of splitting hairs over INEC’s ban – which will happen over and over again – we must address startling inadequacies in the electoral law which permitted the travesty, in the first place. On a hot, dusty harmattan day last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) loaded its gun,…
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Opinion

Buhari Musn’t Be Allowed To Get Away With Ignoring Nigerian Courts, By Kolawole Olaniyan

If Mr. Buhari is truly committed to fighting corruption and protecting individuals against unlawful action by his government, security agents (or other public bodies) and private actors, he must immediately begin to obey all court orders, respect human rights. He must ask recalcitrant state governors and the National Assembly to…
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Opinion

Preliminary Notes On #RevolutionNow, By Edwin Madunagu

...how do we assess #RevolutionNow? We may begin by asserting that proclamations of revolutions are not new. In fact, in certain circumstances, a proclamation is necessary, if not mandatory — if it is a “people’s revolution” or a “revolution of the people.” But this proclamation is made not to herald…
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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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