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    South west governors goofed on ‘Amotekun’

South west governors goofed on ‘Amotekun’

BY MUTALUBI ADEBAYOHonourable Attorney-General of the Federation was right only to the extent of tagging the outfit "Amotekun" as presently constituted as being illegal. However, he has no rights or powers whatsoever to declare it illegal as only a court of competent jurisdiction can do that.The South-West Governors ought to have sought and received legal opinions and advice from their [...]

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    Eight emotional intelligence tips needed for success

Eight emotional intelligence tips needed for success

BY ENAHORO OKHAE Today, there is a global consensus that our Emotional Quotient is a better predictor of our success in life and work than our Intelligent Quotient and World Economic Forum has said the Emotional Intelligence is one of the most important skills of the 2020s.Furthermore as we step into the 4th Industrial Revolution, where artificial intelligence will take the [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’ and the constitution: Between legal validity and a people’s inalienable right to live

‘Amotekun’ and the constitution: Between legal validity and a people’s inalienable right to live

BY ADEOLU OYEKANMalami may be right from the strict position of the law, what Malami has just done however, is to also proclaim the Sharia Police and the civilian JTF illegal. He cannot legally defend their existence if the logic of his position on ÀMÒTÉKÙN is accepted as valid in law.The next step and the way forward is political. In [...]

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    We need more advocates to check rogue police officers

We need more advocates to check rogue police officers

BY CHINEMELU NWOKIKE“This is unacceptable, how can you subject people to this kind of torture all in the name of National ID card? And you are all here collecting N500 and N1000 from poor travellers who don’t have a national ID card.” ~Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.Last week, Governor Babagana Zulum was forced to express his displeasure at the misconduct [...]

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    The myth and veracity of sex offenders’ register in Ogun

The myth and veracity of sex offenders’ register in Ogun

BY ADEMOLA ORUNBON A sex offenders’ registry is a system in which various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders, including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, where sex offender registration can, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions also, registered sex offenders are subject [...]

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    Much ado about CAF women’s player of the year votes

Much ado about CAF women’s player of the year votes

BY AHMED LAOTAN SULAIMONIn this modern age of internet, never you let Nigerians bully or push you into making hasty decision. Endeavour to do more in findings before reaching conclusion. By the time first round votes by African Legends, Technical Committee and Media representatives are summed up by us all, Ajara Nchout (Cameroon) with 133 votes would still have triumphed [...]

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    Reclaiming Enugu’s lost masterplan: Between political correctness and municipal expediency

Reclaiming Enugu’s lost masterplan: Between political correctness and municipal expediency

BY UCHENNA NWATU Demolition of structures - including undoubtedly illegal ones - is often a highly emotive subject. So the intense debate arising from the ongoing urban renewal drive of the Enugu State government aimed at reclaiming the capital city's masterplan is clearly understandable.The beauty of cities is in their livability. A city loses its soul when its original masterplan is [...]

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    Nigeria: From Egypt to Egypt?

Nigeria: From Egypt to Egypt?

BY ABIODUN KOMOLAFEThose who are familiar with the history of the Israelites will understand why their story in the wilderness will not be complete without a mention of how, at a stage, they had preferred being “slaves in Egypt” to being subjected to mass ignoble deaths “in the desert.” With the pathetic state of our country, it is unfortunate that such hopelessness and uncertain reality now define the lots of many Nigerians.Sentiments apart, Muhammadu Buhari is a good [...]

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    Being feminist, doing feminism: A discourse on resisting patriarchy in Africa

Being feminist, doing feminism: A discourse on resisting patriarchy in Africa

BY DEBORAH ADEOJOIn a recent interview with The Economist, Chimamanda Adichie, one of Africa’s leading feminist voices struck chords with clever sound bites, one of which was an anecdote on the performance of feminist resistance. Towards the end of her interview, she referenced how she had chosen to use a handheld microphone as opposed to the lavalier microphone offered because [...]

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    Give Nigeria a new broadcasting experience

Give Nigeria a new broadcasting experience

BY KOLAWOLE JOHNSONIwe Iroyin Fun Awon Ara Egba was the beginning of Journalism in Nigeria. First published by Henry Townsend on November 23rd, 1859. Robert Campbell followed with the Anglo-African Newspaper in 1863, then Iwe Irohin Eko by Andrew Thomas in 1888, Weekly Times by John Jackson Payne in 1890 and Lagos Standard by John Studdy Leigh in 1894. The [...]

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    Salihijo’s appointment as a case for Nigerian youth

Salihijo’s appointment as a case for Nigerian youth

BY SANI ISAOn Tuesday, January 21, 2019, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Director of Youth Mobilization Tonye Nwoye quoted President Buhari as saying he would appoint more youths as ministers and heads of government agencies and parastatals upon his re-election as president. He said the Directorate was able to "extract the commitment" from the President after interacting with him on [...]

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    Minister of power’s shenanigans taken too far

Minister of power’s shenanigans taken too far

BY FRANCIS ADEBOWALEThe situation within the Ministry of Power superintended by the duo of Engineer Sale Mamman and Mr. Goddy Jedy-Agba in the last few weeks undoubtedly calls for concern. This unpleasant development portends danger for every critical sector of the Nation if not immediately addressed and a solution proffered. The Nigerian energy sector, as over the years, has been [...]

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    Non-communicable diseases as Nigeria’s grim reaper

Non-communicable diseases as Nigeria’s grim reaper

BY EBENEZER OHWOVORIOLEThe Nigerian media have reported, in recent times, unexplained deaths of some prominent Nigerians. Not just that, the media have buffeted Nigerians with stories of harrowing pain of chronic and terminal illnesses afflicting some public officials in the limelight. Ordinary Nigerians have not been spared the menace of these scourges: they, too, are dying mysteriously and are plagued [...]

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    Tambuwal: Answering the question!

Tambuwal: Answering the question!

BY VICTOR AFAM OGENEIn these days of clannish foreboding and apprehension, in which revolution has become an odious and abhorrent expression; it may not be a treasonable eulogy to describe His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto state as a revolutionary of exceptional amplitude.Since 2015 when he was elected governor, Tambuwal has been on a silent, but [...]

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    Before you blame Almajiris on the streets, help them

Before you blame Almajiris on the streets, help them

BY ISAH AHMEDIt is sickening and totally inhumane, the way we passes blame on helpless young children we met on the streets sent on ‘Almajiranci’ by their parents. The way we think is somewhat irrational because our blames and subsequent decision not to help them are wrongly channeled.Whenever I meet this kind of innocent children, I first put the blame [...]

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    Ugwuanyi and the transformation of Enugu

Ugwuanyi and the transformation of Enugu

BY DAVID ONMEJEUntil state creation propelled by the crave for rapid development, thrusted the balkanization knife into the old Anambra state to birth a fresh Enugu state, the coal city was the heart of South-eastern Nigeria. It bubbled with commerce and industry, which spilled into other cities of the region.Enugu state would remain a bride to be courted by every [...]

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