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My last minute encounter with Professor Femi Odekunle, by Wahab Shittu

Late Professor Odekunle. TRIBUTE. Professor Femi Odekunle, a renowned professor of criminology and sociology who taught in Lincoln University, USA before returning to Nigeria in 1974 to teach at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria, passed on in December 2020 while still serving as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, currently headed by Professor Itse Sagay (SAN). In this tribute by a Lagos-based senior lawyer, Wahab Shittu, he xrays the man called Femi Odekunle, his qualitilies…

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Ziroc Residence ups ante in customers’ satisfaction, safety for 2021

One of the luxury rooms of the hotel for customers’ delight. By Editor. Ziroc Residence, one of Nigeria’s leading hospitality industries in Lagos State has assured it’s teaming clients of all inclusive safety and a wholesome experience in 2021 as they continue to make the hotel their choice destination . According to the management of the hotel, Ziroc Residence, has implemented several initiatives to avail guests comfort, safety and the right ambience for business or leisure particularly in this…

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Constitutionality or otherwise of Governor Akeredolu’s seven-day quit order on herdsmen in Ondo

Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State. INTRODUCTION As a well cultured Nigerian and Catholic Christian, I abhor criminality in all its ramifications. I have been a serial victim. But God has always delivered me from the snares of all evils (Psalm 23). As a constitutional lawyer and Human Rights Activist, I speak not just for today, but for tomorrow and posterity. I do not simply jump into the fray of issues and take the popular and most convenient route. Many…

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Lagos East Senatorial election dispute: Abiru knows fate March 1

Senator Abiru. By Editor. A Federal High Court, Lagos, will on March 1, 2021, decide as it delivers judgment in respect of the bye-election for the Lagos East Senatorial District held on December 5, 2020, having concluded hearing of arguments by counsel to all the parties on January 22, 2021.The People’s Democratic Party and its candidate in the said election, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru and the All Progressive Congress to…

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Global body supports rural dwellers affected by COVID-19, seeks assistance to sustain humanitarian programmes

The CEO, Okeke, helping to share palliatives to members of the public in one of the Link-Global projects in the first phase of COVID-19…… in Lagos. By Editor.A humanitarian body, Link-Global Humanitarian Support Organization, involved in lending hand of hope to the needy in the society has embarked on a project of rehabilitation and support of rural dwellers who have suffered from COVID-19 pandemic and need to restart life anew by advancing certain amount of money to help them…

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Kadiri denies authorising congratulatory message in the media

Kadiri, SAN. By Editor. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Asamah Kadiri, whose photograph appeared in congratulatory message last week in a national daily has denied that he neither approved, nor authorised any such message to be published on him in any newspaper.In a release he said: ‘It has come to my attention that a couple of relatives and friends and well-wishers have put out congratulatory messages in the media, including newspapers, in celebration of the conferment of…

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NBA makes strong appearance at swearing in of 72 new SANs by CJN

NBA president, Mr. Akpata, (middle), flanked by Silks at swearing in ceremony of 72 SANs at Abuja…… today. By Editor. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its president, Mr. Olumide Akpata, today put up a strong appearance in solidarity with the new 72 Silks who were admitted into the Inner Bar by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja. Justice Muhammad who was unavoidably absent at the swearing in…

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Court fixes January 15, 2021 for further hearing in PDP’s case against Abiru over Lagos East senatorial bye-election

By Editor. A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has fixed January 15, 2021 for further hearing in the case filed by the People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, in the just concluded bye-election for the Lagos East Senatorial District. In the case, the plaintiffs are urging the court to hold that Mr Adetokunbo Abiru was not qualified to stand as a candidate of the All Progressive Congress, in the bye-election that held on December…

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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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