Opinion

Why the Conviction Of Funke Akindele Cannot Stand In Law, By Inibehe Effiong

Since the charge against the defendants was brought under a regulation that has not been approved by the House of Assembly as required by law, the entire case - from the charge sheet, to arraignment, conviction and sentencing of Funke and her husband, is a nullity. Introduction The trial and…
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Opinion

Amotekun and the Delusionary Cowardice of the Yoruba, By Oluwadele Bolutife

The message of Amotekun from the epistemological perspective is a resonance that because we as a people abhor conflicts because of our historical antecedents should no longer be judged to be an act of cowardice. If indeed you believe we are what you labeled us to be, why the unnecessary…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Left and the Constitution, By Edwin Madunagu

Although historically, the reform struggle, including the struggle for a more democratic constitution, has been an integral part of the revolutionary struggle in Nigeria, the latter cannot and should not be reduced to the former. In other words, the agenda of the Nigerian Left is much wider and deeper than…
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Columns

Religious Policy, Nigerians and the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One of the most important sociological traits of contemporary Nigeria is that religiosity, that is, the intensity of the performance of religious rituals has increased significantly over the past three decades. At the same time, the level of ignorance people have of the basic tenets of their own religion and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Protect Free Speech, Leave Social Media Alone, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Senators with criminal pasts are pursuing this bill with ferocity because they can no longer control the free flow of information with mobile telephony as ubiquitous as it Gone are the days when they will pay and threaten the editor to kill a story. The people we elected to represent…
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Opinion

On the Tragedy of the Shiites, By Lawan Maina

...knowing El-Zakzaky’s group’s proclivity for disobedience, provocative actions, and the intentional flouting of laws - actions which, according to The Guardian, have led to incessant clashes with the police - the Army’s reaction could have been better considered and executed. There was absolutely no need for the killings or the…
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