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    Road to making Buhari the ‘fuhrer’

Road to making Buhari the ‘fuhrer’

There has been a raging debate on what drove President Muhammadu Buhari or what the President drove to the Abuja venue of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA’s) 58th Annual General Conference on August 26, 2018. Don’t get me wrong: the President must have been driven to the event in a long convoy of SUVs, cossetted on all sides by security aides. [...]

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    Poverty in Nigeria: Revisiting Theresa May’s concern

Poverty in Nigeria: Revisiting Theresa May’s concern

Ahead of her August 29, 2018 visit to Nigeria, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, remarked that 87 million Nigerians live on less than $1.90 a day, making Nigeria “home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world.” It is interesting how the statement attracted public attention almost as if it is a new discovery. The truth [...]

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    Enugu’s free health service as Ugwuanyi’s best gift to expectant mothers and Infants

Enugu’s free health service as Ugwuanyi’s best gift to expectant mothers and Infants

The United Kingdom's National Health Service has variously been described as "the greatest gift a nation ever gave itself". And rightły so because, thanks to the NHS, the country's nationals today have at their beck a healthcare that easily ranks as one of the most qualitative in the world, catering to their medical needs from the cradle to the grave [...]

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    Lawyers, Buhari and the ruins of law

Lawyers, Buhari and the ruins of law

Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised.In his opening address to the association, President Muhammadu Buhari said something that has left the Bar – and the Bench – chasing [...]

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    True change begins from the top, not the bottom

True change begins from the top, not the bottom

Do I unbiasedly want PMB to pass on the baton of leadership? Yes, but my stance has nothing to do with him being lifeless as carelessly opined by President Donald Trump; I am just of the opinion that staying in power beyond 2019 is going to destroy the petite credibility he has left. Like Jose Mourinho (the current manager of [...]

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    Abuja is the city where children beg at night

Abuja is the city where children beg at night

For Mohammed Mohammadu who wants to be a Custom officer, his parents do not know whether he is alive or dead. And he seems not understand what that means. Mohammed is a nine-year-old who makes his daily living by standing around the corner shops of around Wuse 2, one of Abuja’s busiest streets, every night, to beg Abuja urban middle [...]

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    Buhari, rule of law, national interest and security

Buhari, rule of law, national interest and security

President Muhammadu Buhari has been getting raps for asserting that his government would continue to place the nation’s security and national interests above the rule of law. He reportedly argued that the individual rights of suspected offenders would not be spared when national and public interests are threatened.  According to him, “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy [...]

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    EFCC probe: What is Wike afraid of?

EFCC probe: What is Wike afraid of?

“The law is an ass.”This aphorism rings aloud the manipulation of the law by the rich and powerful. At a point in Nigeria, some politically exposed persons procured orders of “perpetual immunity” from prosecution. At another point, the trial of some former state governors sputtered in court, outliving administrations.  The fact is, the law has always been an “ass”, routinely [...]

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    PIGB rejection as fatal blow to oil sector reforms

PIGB rejection as fatal blow to oil sector reforms

The news, early this week, that President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and has returned it to the Senate,struck me like a thunderbolt, not because it shattered my professional forecast that the bill will come into force before the end of this administration, but because it has set back the petroleum industry [...]

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    Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Talk is cheap, according to a common wisecrack.At a time hierarchs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party would probably be seen scratching their heads in search of answers whenever asked to furnish tangible dividends of the “Change” extravagantly promised in 2015, how soul-lifting that there remain folks truly committed to filling the void.Through personal examples, these exemplars - [...]

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