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    ‘No force on earth can change our decision’ — supreme court fines senior lawyers N30m over Bayelsa

‘No force on earth can change our decision’ — supreme court fines senior lawyers N30m over Bayelsa

The supreme court has imposed a N30 million fine on Afe Babalola and Wole Olanipekun, two senior lawyers, over the application for a review of its judgment on Bayelsa governorship election. The apex court ordered the lawyers to pay the money to Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa, who emerged governor after David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sacked on [...]

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    Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments because I can’t work with civil servants

Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments because I can’t work with civil servants

Afe Babalola, founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, says civil servants are the problems of Nigeria. Babalola spoke at a dinner in celebration of the conferment of a honorary doctor of letters on him by the University of Ibadan (UI). The dinner was organised in his honour by lawyers of Emmanuel Chambers & Co. He said he turned down ministerial appointments because [...]

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    Afe Babalola: 1999 constitution is the reason Nigeria remains poor

Afe Babalola: 1999 constitution is the reason Nigeria remains poor

Afe Babalola, founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, says the 1999 constitution is the reason Nigeria remains poor. The drafting of the 1999 constitution was supervised by the military under Abdulsalami Abubakar. Some of its contents are liftings from the draft 1995 constitution prepared during the regime of the late Sani Abacha. The constitution has been criticised for giving too much power [...]

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    Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public

Drama as Fayemi embraces Fayose in public

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state and Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, were the cynosure of eyes at a ceremony in honour of Afe Babalola, a revered lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Babalola was honoured with the 2018 Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership at an event, which took place at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday. It was attended by [...]

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    Yoruba elders demand restructuring, regional constitution

Yoruba elders demand restructuring, regional constitution

Yoruba elders have insisted that Nigeria must return to a proper federation as obtained in the 1960 and 1963 constitutions to ensure peace and meaningful development. They made this view known at the Yoruba summit held in Ibadan on Thursday, which attracted Yoruba leaders, governors, parliamentarians, social cultural groups, professional bodies, market leaders and youth groups. NAN reports that the summit after exhaustive [...]

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    I am the real change, says Fayose

I am the real change, says Fayose

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has declared himself "the real change". The catchword 'change' was what the All Progressives Congress (APC) sold to Nigerians in the buildup to the 2015 general election, which it was largely successful in. But Fayose, fierce critic of the APC, appropriated the catchword on Wednesday when he hosted teachers at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state [...]

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    ‘Change begins with me’ is not Lai’s initiative, Afe Babalola & Co. writes Buhari

‘Change begins with me’ is not Lai’s initiative, Afe Babalola & Co. writes Buhari

The law chambers of Afe Babalola, a senior advocate of Nigeria, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying there is enough evidence to prove that the ‘Change Begins With Me’ campaign is not the initiative of Lai Mohammed, minister of information. The campaign, which was launched in September, has come under heavy scrutiny. First was President Muhammadu Buhari's speech at the [...]

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    Fayose to FG: Declare state of emergency on agriculture – NOT in Ekiti

Fayose to FG: Declare state of emergency on agriculture – NOT in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Tuesday urged the federal government to declare state of emergency in the agriculture sector. Speaking in Ado Ekiti, capital of his state, while declaring open the 2016 Ekiti Agriculture Summit, Fayose said doing so would boost government’s commitment to the diversification of the economy. The governor said the step was also imperative in view of [...]

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    Court’s registrar jailed for defrauding Bamaiyi of $330,000

Court’s registrar jailed for defrauding Bamaiyi of $330,000

Lateef Lawal-Akapo, justice of an Ikeja high court on Monday sentenced a court registrar, Oluronke Rosolu, to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, of $330,000. Rosolu was convicted on all the two counts charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences brought against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Lawal-Akapo while [...]

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    Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments from 4 presidents

Afe Babalola: I rejected ministerial appointments from 4 presidents

Afe Babalola, proprietor of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday revealed that he turned down the offer of ministerial appointment four different Nigerian presidents. Babalola made the disclosure at the third convocation ceremony of the university. He said his refusal was not out of pride but the conviction that his law practice was enough to make him comfortable and also contribute to national [...]

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