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Nigeria: Imo State: Where There Is No Legislature

Nigeria: Imo State: Where There Is No Legislature

By Walter Duru, Ph.D In modern democratic societies, the legislature performs three conventional functions of representation, law-making and oversight responsibilities. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) has provided the legislature in different sections, the powers to perform these functions at both the central and state levels. The legislature controls through […]

Nigeria: Group Condemns Scrapping Of Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria)–The Unified Nigeria Youth Forum, UNYF, has condemned in strong terms campaigns  for the scraping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force. Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem, UNYF President, in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna, northern Nigeria Wednesday, said, “Those calling for the abolishment of SARS should […]

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Who Will Replace Dimma’s Teeth?

By Odimegwu Onwumere   It was the hour when men of goodwill ought to have retired to bed that the deafening noise emerged from Mazi Egede’s house. What I could not ascertain from my house was if the sadistic female voice in the midst of the noise challenging his was his mother’s, wife’s or daughter’s. […]

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Actualizing SDGS: Meet Some Of Nigeria’s Actors

In this article by ‘Seyifunmi Adebote, some young Nigerians whose recent efforts have pushed Nigeria steps forward in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are commended with the aim of involving more young people to act in the same direction.   Drives for the actualization of the SDGs in Nigeria, as in other […]

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RIP Edward Herman, Who Co-Wrote A Book That’s Now More Important Than Ever

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone dward Herman, the co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of Manufacturing Consent, has died. He was 92. His work has never been more relevant. Manufacturing Consent was a kind of bible of media criticism for a generation of dissident thinkers. The book described with great clarity how the system of private commercial media […]

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Osinbajo – Lamentations Of A Dwarf And Lies Of A Son Of Doom

By Femi Fani-Kayode Two days ago Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the following. “100 billion naira and $289 USD million was withdrawn in cash by President Goodluck Jonathan two weeks before the presidential election ostensibly for security. This was unprecedented stealing and it led to the economic recession that we are suffering today”. Sadly the […]

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PMB: Just Like The Mills Of The Gods

By Femi Adesina There is a saying bequeathed to mankind by the Greek physician/philosopher, Sextus Empiricus, who lived in Alexandria and Athens in the 3rd Century. It goes thus: “The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.” What does this mean in everyday language? Justice may be slow, but it will […]

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Conflict with the Earth: When Mother Nature fights back 

By Omeiza Balogun When Mr. Iyasele Emonyon of Idunwele-Ewu, Esan Central Local Government Area in Edo State, Nigeria, returned home at about 3:00pm, 22nd May, 2017, his wife was no were to be found and his lunch was not served. He was worried but thought that his wife may have rushed to the market on her […]

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