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El-Rufai’s Teachers and Shehu Sani’s Labour Unions, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

We will also do well to limit the leadership opportunities available to the likes of Shehu Sani — people to whom political warfare supersedes societal advancement, people who wouldn’t hire Kaduna’s “typhart” and “coughting” teachers to train their own kids but can side with the NLC and NUT if it…
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Dear President Buhari, You Do Not Have to Appoint Ministers Without Portfolios!, By Ogaga Ifowodo

If fair representation in government is the goal, then that is more perfectly taken care of by the legislature which, lest we forget, is an arm of the government! In any case, the mere appointment of an individual from a state does not in any way guarantee fairness to every…
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Can Amina Bala-Zakari be appointed as INEC’s Acting or Substantive Chairman? By Jiti Ogunye

Following the expiration of the tenure of Professor Atahiru Jega as INEC's Chairman, on 29th June, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari swiftly appointed Mrs Amina Bala-Zakari as the Acting Chairman of INEC, thus displacing Ambassador Muhammed Wali, to whom Professor Atahiru Jega, relying on INEC's " internal and independent arrangement", had…
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Buhari’s Example At Downing Street: Returning Humility To Governance, By Jiti Ogunye

The negative reactions of some Nigerians, especially certain bellyaching partisans, to the solitary and austere appearance of President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari at No 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister, has, again, brought into bold relief the depravity in public commentary in Nigeria. Depravity in the…
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Obasanjo’s Theatrics and The Intolerance of Moral Jurors, By Jiti Ogunye

On Monday, February 16, 2015, former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed out of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), in his characteristic drama and theatrics. At his PDP   membership card tearing ceremony ( for that was what it was), held at his hilltop mansion, Abeokuta, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo not only renounced…
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Is Jega now a Civil Servant for the Purpose of forced or subtle Removal? By Jiti Ogunye  

Of late, some proxy waters testers, engaged obviously to run a deleterious proposition by the Nigerian public before any move to actualize the proposition, have started a campaign that Attahiru Jega could be eased out of office by President Goodluck Jonathan, even before the holding of the rescheduled general election…
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Election Postponement and Grave Diggers of Democracy, By Jiti Ogunye  

On Saturday, 6th February,2014, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) eventually bowed to the pressure of "the Presidency" to postpone the February 14th and 28th 2014 General Elections for six weeks to enable the Federal Government of Nigeria concentrate on the war against terrorism in the North-East. The new dates for…
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Democracy and Governance

Governor Fashola’s call for amendment of Judges appointment procedure, By Jiti Ogunye

At the recent swearing in of newly appointed Judges in Lagos State, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN advocated for the amendment of the provisions governing the appointment of state judges to enable the States in the Federation to be the chief determiner of the number of…
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