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Living in a failed state (2): A rejoinder

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. On this page last week, I discussed the increased state of insecurity in Nigeria, following the mindless killing of one school pupil and the abduction of 27 others in Kagara, Niger State, on February 17, 2021, incessant killings by bandits and insurgents and general criminal activities all over the land, symptomatic of a failed state. It was like a prophecy foretold because exactly three days after, on February 26, 2021, 317 girls,…

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Living in a failed state

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Is Nigeria a failed state now? Many Nigerians, particularly the pundits within the current administration will disagree flatly, while the others who are concerned with the state of affairs today in the country will answer in the affirmative. In this piece by Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and human rights lawyer, indices of a failed state are clearly shown, thereby leaving the conclusion to be drawn from manifest…

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Justice as bedrock of democracy in Nigeria (5)

Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. This is the concluding part of this article which is segmented in five parts: Excerpts. IN the concluding part of this seminar paper, the focus will be on recommendations and solutions, to all the issues so far diagnosed as plaguing the enthronement of justice as the bedrock of democracy in our land. RECOMMENDATIONS ON ENTHRONEMENT OF JUSTICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN NIGERIA THE MAKING OF THE PEOPLE’S CONSTITUTION Scholars have often termed…

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Mr President, stop the killings now! …Restructure Nigeria

President Buhari. REJOINDER By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Last week’s piece on the above topic attracted a variety of comments from readers and the general public. The topic itself was the subject of national discourse. And as if reading my mind, the Senate, for the umpteenth time, asked the President to sack the service chiefs, whilst the House of Representatives invited the President to address it on no specific date. The Speaker was later to be seen in Aso Villa, ostensibly…

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Ondo governorship poll: Matters arising

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.The governorship election in Ondo State is scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020. There are similarities and differences in the Edo and Ondo elections and lots of lessons to learn by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. With technology, we should never have a situation of ballot snatching and manipulation of election results again in our electoral history as a nation. What the recent election in Edo State has taught us as a…

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President Buhari’s lacklustre 60th Independence day broadcast

Chief Ozokhome, SAN. OPINION. By Mike Ozokhome. The broadcast was lame, defensive, lacklustre, uninspiring and devoid of Presidential gravitas. It convinces more that the president is out of tune with the stark reality of a 208 million people he governs. He compared us with some neighbouring countries. I disagree with Mr president. Do many of them produce oil? Are we not the 7th oil producer in the world? Is Buhari aware that most of our industries have relocated to,…

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60th Independence anniversary: Let’s learn from past mistakes, Jegede enjoins Nigerians

Mr. Jegede, SAN. By Editor. One of the major contenders of the Ondo State governorship election on October 10, 2020, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has rejoiced with Nigerians on the occasion of the country’s 60th Independence anniversary, but urged them to learn the mistakes of the past years in order to build the future they all desire. Jegede in a statement in Akure, said while the country had passed through various trying periods…

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Nationwide labour strike: Judiciary, Aviation sectors, others join action to shut down Nigeria today

President Buhari. By Editor-in-chief.Where a government founded on the pillars of the rule of law under known principles of democracy, decides to abandon the constituents that make up the country and pursues its own agenda for whatever reasons it deems fit, the same government should not turn around to blame the people for flouting laws and disobeying constituted authorities, if the people decide to express themselves in their own way to drive their message home to the political leaders…

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Edo and Ondo governorship polls: Matters arising

Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. ALL things being equal, governorship elections will take place in Edo and Ondo States, come September 19 and October 10, 2020respectively, according to the time table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). There are similarities and differences in both elections. In both States, the governors are battling for their second terms in office, with political intrigues between the incumbents and their opponents. In Ondo State however, the race is between three…

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2020 election: Whither Edo State!

Governor Obaseki of Edo State. OPINION. By Chief Gabriel Edeoghon This year’s election cycle in Edo state has garnered nation-wide attention not only because of the controversy surrounding the primaries but also because it features two prominent Edo South  sons locked in a bitter rematch battle to decide whose vision will control the affairs of the State for the next four years. Post the dynamic Governor Ogbemudia and Alli, the state has struggled to find that enduring, invigorating leadership…

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