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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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The failed kidnap attempt on Sunday Igboho

Chief Ozekhome, SAN. OPINION. By Mike Ozekhome. The act of a combined team of soldiers, DSS and Police, numbering about 40 attempted to arrest and detain Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo Igboho was too much in the form of a kidnap attempt. Igboho was said to have been waylaid along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst on his way to see Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos. It was totally and absolutely unnecessary. A government exists to protect its citizens, not to terrorise them. If…

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Court permits AMCON to retain seizure of Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets over unpaid N69.4b debt

Justice John Tsoho, CJ, FHC. By Editor, (Judiciary). A Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday vehemently refused to accede to the request made by a known Nigerian business mogul and legal practitioner, Jimoh Ibrahim to vacate an interim order the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) obtained from the court to seize his valuable properties for allegedly owing the sum of N69.4billion unrecovered debt.  His assets the court asked AMCON to seize pending the time the court…

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Buhari appoints 40-year old investigator as EFCC chairman

Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC chairman nominee. By Editor, (Finance and Economy). President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sealed the fate of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, with the appointment of a 40-year old 2005 cadet investigator with EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa as new chairman. Magu, who was arrested, detained and recently investigated by the Justice Ayo Salami probe Panel sitting at Aso Rock, over corruption allegations, is yet to be retired or…

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WTO General Council appoints Nigeria’s ex-finance minister, Okonjo-Iweala, D-G

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, DG, WTO. By Editor, International Affairs. History was made today, February 15, 2021, when the first African and first woman Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO), Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, a Harvard University trained economist, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed. The organization revealed this via its official tweeter handle @WTO.org.According to the tweet, “members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s…

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LawPavilion ups ante in legal research, now hosts Law Reports on WhatsApp

MD, LawPavilion, Mr. Olugasa. By Editor, (HiTech&Digital Economy).In a bid to ensure that no lawyer in Nigeria is left behind in adopting technology in this new normal, LawPavilion has characteristically further disrupted Law Reporting and Electronic Legal Research in Nigeria by releasing an application that allows Judges and Lawyers to carry out their electronic legal research seamlessly with minimal internet connectivity, using WhatsApp. Recently, The Advocate News spoke to Ope Olugasa, the managing director of the company, on how…

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Victory Park Estate, Lekki, Lagos homeowners bicker over property, accuses AMCON of disobeying court orders

AMCON Chairman, Lametek Adamu. By Editor, (Home Affairs). Residents and landlords of Victory Park Estate, Lekki, Lagos State have accused the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) of harassment over their property despite pending court cases and orders.Several cases have been filed against AMCON and its receiver-manager Mr Lanre Olaoluwa.The plaintiffs obtained injunctions against the respondents. AMCON and Olaoluwa appealed.The estate spans almost 50 hectares and is one of the gated communities in the Igbokushu area of Lekki Peninsula…

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Prince Momoh takes final leave as funeral holds this Thursday

Late Tony Momoh. By Editor-in-Chief. The earthly cloak of Prince Tony Momoh, media guru, senior lawyer, a conscientious politician of rare breed, and a former minister of information and culture, whose passage was widely reported by the media on February 1, will finally be committed to mother earth on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on Grailland, Iju Hills, Lagos. The funeral which will take place by 4 pm will be conducted in the sense of the Grail Message in accordance…

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Ode to Prince Tony Momoh, veteran journalist, former minister of information

Prince Momoh, Ex-Information Minister. TRIBUTE. By Nelson Egbobor I have lost a motivator/father-figure, Prince Tony Momoh, a veteran Journalist, former Editor of the Daily Times Newspaper, and ex-Minister of Information, who died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, by 5 pm, at 81 years. In 1987, however, I had gone to see Prince Tony Momoh in his office at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, for job assistance, having completed my National Diploma Programme in Mass Communication from the famous Auchi Polytechnic,…

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