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Niger Delta Development And The Fierce Urgency Of

Saturday, October 29, 2016
In Charles Dickens seminal novel, A tale of two cities, which was first published in 1859, the author opens up by positing that, quot;it was the best of times, it was the worst of times,...it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the win ...

"Crackdown" On Judicial Officers—Separating The Law From Sentiments

Monday, October 10, 2016
The State Security Service (SSS) embarked on an unprecedented quot;crackdown quot; on allegedly corrupt judicial officers across the country over the weekend. Among the judicial officers whose houses were searched and thereafter arrested and detained are two Justices of the Supreme Court of Nige ...

The Planned Arraignment Of Chinakwe For Naming His Pet Dog "Buhari" Is Oppressiv

Monday, September 19, 2016
The Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command has rearrested a 41-year-old trader who named his pet dog quot;Buhari quot;, Mr. Joe Chinakwe and will arraign him before the Sango Magistrate Court in Ogun State on Monday. It is likely that the powers that be in Abuja have instructed the police to d ...

Why President Buhari Is Linked To Chinakwe's Case: A Rejoinder To Garba Shehu

Saturday, August 27, 2016
I read the dismissive and unsatisfactory reaction of presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu to the worrisome and ferociously contested case of Mr. Joachim Foretemose Iroko Chinakwe as published on his social media accounts, specifically on Facebook and Twitter, in the evening of Thursday t ...

Naming A Dog "Buhari", Police Impunity And The Law

Friday, August 19, 2016
I have taken pains to elucidate on the issue under consideration which is as simple as ABC. It is not because there are no serious and pressing legal controversies in the country requiring my intervention, but to basically portray the reckless, arbitrary and intolerable abuse of law enforcement p ...

EFCC, Akpabio And The Cries Of Witch-hunt

Monday, August 15, 2016
During my tenure as the President of the Student Representatives Council (SRC), Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus, April 2014/2015 Set, I was accountable to all the students as their leader. I never stole a kobo throughout my tenure. That is a position that I could have used for self-aggrandizeme ...

EFCC, Cyber Stalking And The Threat To Freedom Of Expression In Nigeria

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The arrest and detention of a Nigerian blogger and political commentator, Mr Abubakar Sidiq Usman, popularly known as Abusidiq, on Monday the 8th of August, 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged quot;cyber stalking related offences quot; has incensed the cybers ...

Arrest And Detention Of Blogger Abusidiqu By EFCC Is Troubling

Monday, August 8, 2016
Information reaching the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) has it that a popular Nigerian blogger and political commentator, Mr Abubakar Sidiqu Usman, also known as Abusidiqu, was arrested on the early hours of Monday 8th August, 2016 by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes C ...

Illegality Of The Injunction Obtained By Akwa Ibom Government Against EFCC, ICPC

Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Akwa Ibom State Government through the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Uwemedimo Nwoko, Esq., filed an ex-parte motion (application) at the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Ikot Ekpene Judicial Division, presided over by Hon. Justice NFN Ntong, sought and obtained inter ...

Dear President Buhari, Nigerian Lives Also Matter

Monday, July 18, 2016
I wholeheartedly endorse the inauguration of a Special Military Task force by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday July 13, 2016 in Zamfara State to tackle the menace of cattle rustling which has made life and business hellish for herdsmen in the state. According to a report in the Dail ...

Purported Ban On Street Protests By Gov. Udom Emmanuel Is Unconstitutional

Friday, July 15, 2016
There are reports that the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has banned all forms of quot;illegal protests quot; in the state in response to the recent protest in front of the Akwa Ibom State Government House by poor and abandoned local government pensioners in the state on 11th Ju ...

Appointments: Between President Buhari And His Critics

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Many Nigerians, including notable supporters and apologists of the present administration, have vociferously criticized and lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they term his quot;lopsided appointments quot;. Those who are aggrieved have taken to social media to ventilate their misgivi ...

Appointments: Between President Buhari And His Critics

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Many Nigerians, including notable supporters and apologists of the present administration, have vociferously criticized and lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they term his quot;lopsided appointments quot;. Those who are aggrieved have taken to social media to ventilate their misgivi ...
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