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Border Closure and Lessons from the World Bank

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
It is common knowledge that the Federal Government on August 20th, 2019, ordered the closure of Nigeria rsquo;s border with Benin Republic, citing massive smuggling activities taking place on that corridor as the reason(s). Within this space also, Nigerians have listened with rapt attenti ...

Natasha's Suit Against Gov. Bello and What the Law Says

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
In writing this piece, I am very much aware that I have restrictions commenting on matters that are subjudice (pending in court). However, I find it necessary to render this legal opinion as my own little contribution to legal development in Kogi State and Nigeria at large. The opinion expressed her ...

The Death of Free Speech in Africa

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The new wave of democracy sweeping across Africa was meant to usher in a new kind of freedom ndash; freedom to elect leaders of choice, freedom of religion and most important of all freedom of free speech. Sadly these so-called lsquo;freedoms rsquo; are being repressed across Africa. In recent ...

Of Oshiomhole ‘s Edo Military Wing

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The political events unfolding in Edo State, are getting clearer as the lines further diverge, rather than converge, towards congruence within the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, Edo State. The recent hoax around attack without bruises, on the National Chairman of the party and the immedia ...

Recalibrating Maritime Governance In Nigeria To Engender Improved Revenue Collec

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
We definitely cannot continue to do the same things in the same way and expect a different outcome. Oil theft, revenue leakage and insecurity in our maritime domain now looks like insurmountable giants because our approach is wrong and the change, we crave is presently bereft of political will. T ...

"We're All Biafrans," No, We Aren't!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The concept Biafra is typically igbo 39;s even though other ethnic nationalities in then Eastern region of nigeria ran and ruined by Ojukwu and other igbos, were co-opted as minorities who were also suppressed by igbos. Permit me therefore to respectfully Disagree with the Concept: We Are All B ...

United Regions of Nigeria or Disintegrated Contraption

Monday, October 14, 2019
We are moving beyond talking, as APC BoT member Senator Ali recently observed. We the people are moving into action. We have decided to no longer accept the error that Nigeria 39;s military dictators condemned us to when they dissolved our founding regional system and imprudently subjected us to be ...

Buhari, Democracy and Maturity 

Monday, October 14, 2019
For a nation to develop rapidly, its citizens must learn the act of questioning settled political answers and demand answers to unsettled political questions-analyzing both formal and informal communication/proposition from the government. Such an opportunity to question the so-called settled pol ...
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