Legal Expert Trashes New Lagos Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law

With much respect, I feel seriously compelled to air my opinion against the backdrop of the sinister intention of the Lagos State Government and that of the Lagos State House of Assembly to sign into law the Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law, ousting and usurping the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and other anti-graft Agencies to investigate any financial crimes in Lagos State. Furthermore, I read that by virtue of the existence of that law, the Commission established…

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Who is After The Management of The National Hospital, Abuja?

The National Hospital, Abuja has over the years been the foremost hospital in Nigeria and has been at the vanguard in the recent battle against the COVID-19 pandemic that has been ravaging the whole world. In the last five years, under the leadership of Dr JAF Momoh, the hospital has recorded landmark achievement such as the commissioning of the new Radiotherapy Centre which is second to none in Sub-Saharan Africa, carrying out series of Paediatrics Open heart surgeries, opening of the new executive wing of the hospital among many others.…

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Like a Plane Flying Without a Pilot

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The people who speak big grammar would say that Nigeria is in auto-pilot. This is the fattest lie ever told by man. Auto-pilot means Automatic Pilot that can fly a plane safely to its destination without the need of the presence of a human pilot. Auto-piloting amounts to the use of technological gizmos to get up into the air and land safely at the next airport. In the kind of simple English that I do understand, Nigeria is like a plane flying in the air with…

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Fayose Remains an Ingrate, Dare Adeleke Says as Bode George Opens Ex-Ekiti Governor’s Can of Worms

It was the great writer, Mark Twain who said:“If you pick up a starving dog and you make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the difference between dog and man” March16,2021- I thank God that our dear leader and father, Chief Bode George, the Atona Odua of Yourubaland, has finally decided to state some of the facts that happened in our not so recent past.I must commend his resilience and restraint in the face of the worst provocation all these years.Some of us who could have spoken,…

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Do You Know Obaseki?

By Moji Danisa One of Edo’s most respected businessmen and industrialist, Captain Hosa Okunbor rattled observers recently with a well-attended press meet, during which he explained in details the bewildering nature of activities surrounding his relationship with Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. The revelations may have been shocking to those not in grasp of the workings of the brain of the man called Obaseki but many who have felt the brunt of the his deep dark of mind, only observed with a tiny smirk of disgust, disgust that must trigger…

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El-Rufa’i/NBA tango: Sign of failure in nation-building -By Olaolu Oladipo

An earth-shaking event of equal epochal proportion occurred in the country recently, which shook the very foundations of our collective existence as a nation. The event also showed nakedly, the steepness of two of Nigeria’s fault lines: religion and ethnicity. A seeming innocuous decision, which was reached at the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association to withdraw an earlier invitation, which was extended to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, as a guest speaker in a talk shop on ethnic identity being put together by the…

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Is dictatorship always wrong? Is there any examples of good dictators?

Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso (1983 to 1987) By Nancy Gough An example of a good one is this man right here The great Thomas Sankara, this is a man who wanted to AND did the right thing. He loved his country, and was loved by many. He shunned the West and single handedly proved that Africa can be self sufficient and self reliant. He was honest and upright, he renamed the country to Burkina Faso which means- Land of Upright Man; a reflection of the culture he…

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FACEBOOK: A THREAT TO OUR FREE SPEECH! -by Azuka Jebose

Yesterday, Facebook sent me a notification stating that it had covered a “violent” picture shared in 2015. The picture was a bloody body of a dead girl caught in the crossfire during Ipob’s riot at Onitsha. The dead girl’s body was lying in the middle of the street, soaked and drenched in her blood. That happened four years ago….Facebook decided, four years after my post, that it was too graphic. We live in crazy times…Two days ago, Facebook restored my privileges to be engaged in its social media outlet. I…

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Gen Buratai -A Soldier’s Patriotism for Country

By Omoba Kenneth Agbegbele According to William Hazlitt, a British essayist (1778-1830), “The world judges men by their ability in their professions, and we judge ourselves by the same test; for it is on this that our success in life depends.” May I also be permitted to use the words of Johann Wofgang Von Goette, a German author (1749-1832), who said: “The man, who is born with a talent which he was meant to use, finds his greatest happiness in using it.” Some of the seemingly intractable challenges facing Nigeria…

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What exactly is Godswill Akpabio and his cohorts up to in NDDC?

By- ANDREW OSSAI EKE On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the list of nominees into the incoming board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was read on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, and to the utter amazement, shock, incredulity, confusion and indeed disgust of discerning Nigerians, a counter-list of a so-called steering committee for the same NDDC was released to the media. Thus, as if in homage to unbridled rascality in governance, a list of appointees from no less an institution than…

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