Thursday, January 17, 2019

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     Nganjiwa vs. FRN: The limits of judicial precedence

 Nganjiwa vs. FRN: The limits of judicial precedence

BY ABUBAKAR D. SANISince the Court of Appeal delivered its seemingly ground-breaking decision in the above-cited matter, the belief has gained traction that judicial officers in Nigeria bear something of a charmed life, situated somewhere between the outright constitutional immunity enjoyed by the President, Governors and their Deputies, and the rest of us ‘lesser mortals’ who enjoy no such protection.This [...]

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    Four things to consider about the Lafarge rights issue

Four things to consider about the Lafarge rights issue

BY WOLE FAMUREWAOn January 28, 2019, Lafarge Africa’s N89.2 billion rights issue will close. So investors have a few more days to pick up this offer. The capital raise comes at the end of another difficult year for the cement maker. Following the consolidation of Lafarge’s operations in Nigeria and South Africa in June 2014, the company has reported a [...]

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    Gangsterism in the temple of justice

Gangsterism in the temple of justice

BY SUNDAY ANIYIFriday 12, 2019 heralded what seemed like an apocalypse, when the story of the imminent arraignment of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen, GCON, broke towards the dusk of that date. Initially, disbelief loitered with dismay as it was received as one of those inscrutable but endless mischiefs that have become the hobby of some [...]

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    The other Yemi Osinbajo

The other Yemi Osinbajo

BY NEDU ANYAAs a Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has acted as president of some occasions, so much is known about Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Described as a cerebral Vice President, his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, has praised his intellect and high energy level.“Youth and intellect are squarely behind you,” President Buhari, whose government has provided the [...]

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    TETFund: An account of excellent stewardship

TETFund: An account of excellent stewardship

BY PHILIP AGBESEI can bet that not many know about the core responsibilities of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), especially those outside the academia. But for the academics, TETFund has remained a life saver with its numerous interventions. TETFund as an agency is championing a more improved infrastructural and educational development in our Ivory towers.As a start, the Tertiary [...]

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    How Buratai is making a difference

How Buratai is making a difference

BY NKECHI ODOMAThe Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration is an annual event organized to honour members of the Nigerian Armed Forces who fought in the first and second World Wars, and those who served or are still serving in various peace support operations worldwide as well as those who fought in the Nigerian civil war. The Day is to celebrate [...]

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    The NHIS delay and the race against CJN

The NHIS delay and the race against CJN

BY YAHAYA ETILA Life can be indeed paradoxical. So this government can be this swift and responsive to issues? This was what my bosom friend asked me when news of the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for allegations bothering on false declaration of assets. And Nigerians have been talking [...]

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    Between a street revolt and a Twitter revolt

Between a street revolt and a Twitter revolt

BY AYODELE OBAJEUN The chilly politics of elections is fast reaching its crescendo. For the first time in Nigeria’s political history, the electioneering process is characterised with heavily demonetized campaigns even as players watch campaign spending with sullen silence. Political investors are punching calculators and are taking stock.The issue this time is the political freedom fighters in Lagos and in Kwara. These [...]

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    February 16, 2019: Why Nigerians will not look back

February 16, 2019: Why Nigerians will not look back

BY LAOLU AKANDE There is no way Nigeria is returning to its pastIn this past three and a half years of the Buhari presidency, one, thankfully, has learnt, experienced and been part of quite a number of things. One of those things is the amount of dedication, the depth of patriotic zeal and sheer hard-work that is going on in this [...]

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    Elections not Nairabet: You vote for who you want — not who’s likely to win

Elections not Nairabet: You vote for who you want — not who’s likely to win

BY 'KUNLE ADEBAJO “I like Chidiebere, candidate of the New Ideas Party. He is a great economist. He understands the dynamics of our problems and knows exactly how we can get out of them. What’s more, his track record from his days at the Ministry of Education is remarkable. Ologuneru, with his enthusiasm and revolutionary spirit, can finally turn things around [...]

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    When a soldier leads the fight against corruption

When a soldier leads the fight against corruption

BY DAVID ONMEJEOn a daily basis, I am delighted by the exploits of the Nigerian Army under Lt Gen Tukur Buratai in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. I must add that I have been a great fan of his from the very day he was appointed the Chief of Army Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari. My fondness of Gen [...]

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    Kogi: What manner of ethnic agenda?

Kogi: What manner of ethnic agenda?

BY EDWARD ONOJAEvery four years in the Kogi east political space, those who live by holding onto power at the detriment of our people come up with ethnic sentiments in order to garner political support and sway electoral outcomes to their advantage.It is in these times that you hear them throwing around infamous epithets like "Igala Agenda", "Dekina Agenda", "Idah [...]

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    When the scales fell off my eyes

When the scales fell off my eyes

BY TURAKI HASSAN“I wish that General Muhammadu Buhari will one day come back to rule Nigeria again”, I said to my uncle’s wife in 1996 as she regaled and beguiled me with fascinating stories of Buhari’s regime and succeeded in indoctrinating me.In the past few months, weeks and days, I have been bombarded with questions from friends, family members, relations [...]

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    Atiku: Giving a dog a bad name

Atiku: Giving a dog a bad name

BY DANIEL ALABRAHOn November 14, 2018, the Saturday Sun led its front page with the bold headline: "The Atiku Dilemma," with two accompanying riders: 1. We want to prosecute him for graft but no evidence to nail him, says Itse Sagay; and 2. Ex-VP now vindicated - PDP.Sagay is chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), one of [...]

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    Africans live longer but their health is poor in those extra years

Africans live longer but their health is poor in those extra years

BY CHARLES SHEY WIYSONGE People are now living longer in sub-Saharan Africa than they did two decades ago. This is an achievement, given that life expectancy in the region went down the drain from the 1990s to the mid-2000s as it choked under the devastating effects of the HIV epidemic.The question to ask is whether the additional years are spent in good [...]

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    DIY: How to register your business for N5,000 (Cont’d)

DIY: How to register your business for N5,000 (Cont’d)

BY OREDOLA IBRAHIM The first part of this registration process can be found here.Oh! Yeah, congratulations, your name reservation request has been approved! You are now ready to go to the NEXT LEVEL - where you make the payment for your business name and claim it as your own. Unfortunately, if you get the mail that your name reservation request has [...]

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