Opinion

COVID-19, Human Rights and the Civic Space In Nigeria, By Spaces for Change

The sharp rise in the disease toll saw the Nigerian government imposing restrictions and mitigating measures to contain the spread of the disease, with implications on the fundamental human rights of citizens and the civic space in general.  The emergency doctrine in Section 45 of Nigerian 1999 Constitution has often…
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Opinion

Beirut and Santiago In the Streets: Why Multinationals Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes, By Magdalena Sepulveda

Will 2020 be as explosive as the year that is coming to an end? This is the anxiety that embraces governments around the world, still destabilized by massive and unexpected popular uprisings. In Chile, where I come from, but also in Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, France, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt, among…
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Opinion

Judges Arrest: Gestapo Gimmick Not Change, By Ken Tadaferua

The gestapo style arrest of judges is nothing but a gimmick, a diversionary ploy that does not stop budget padding, legislators rogue pay, multiples of presidential luxury jets, lack of water, basic health facilities, power, food, jobs etc. We have been fooled for too long. This is one reason why…
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Guest Columns

Human Rights, Corruption and Poverty in Nigeria, By Femi Falana

In the full exercise of human rights in Nigeria, the sharp contradiction has always been the dissonant spirit of Chapter 4 and Chapter 2 of the Nigerian Constitution.  In Chapter 4 of the Constitution, there is an elaborate provision for civil and political aspects of human rights; yet, the fundamental objectives…
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Opinion

Is America With Us Or Against Us?, By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu

It is highly unfortunate for the US to invite our president to spend days on American soil to discuss concerns including security issues affecting the Nigerian state, and by implication the West African subregion, and still decide to frustrate him by saying they can't sell arms to Nigeria because our…
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Guest Columns

Insecurity In Nigeria: A Menace to National Development, By Femi Falana

It is my fervent belief that we cannot achieve real security and rule of law in a democratic Nigeria without addressing the actualisation of the social, economic and cultural objectives set out in Chapter II of the Constitution. Introduction In the last five years, the federal government earmarked not less…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s New President, Boko Haram, and Rights, By Mausi Segun

Against the odds, Nigeria has succeeded in carrying out a mostly peaceful presidential election. The campaign was marked by bitter, divisive, and sometimes hateful rhetoric which left little hope that the contest would end without violence. In elections in 2011, at least 800 people died as a result of violent…
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