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6 Aug
I was transferred from Lagos to Abuja as the Judicial Correspondent for ThisDay Newspapers in the early part of 2001. Later that year, my Law Editor, Ms Funke Aboyade, now a Senior Advocate of Nigeria
29 May
Nigeria is a country that tells a story of enormous promise and unimaginable tragedy all at once. While we can boast of numerous bright spots, the most being our tremendous human talent and capital...
19 Dec 2020
We have been in a sprints race against Time!
23 Feb 2020
First, a confession: The subject of this article is well known to this reporter. So, dear reader, take it easy, if you feel that there is more than a tinge of subjectivity here.
26 Jul 2019
Sir: Oyo, Ogun and Imo states are among the states that voted wisely in the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.
25 Jun 2019
There is an unwritten rule in the Nigerian Armed Forces that when there is a successful coup detat, the conspirators who put their lives on the line are rewarded. The reward may be in the shape of juicy political appointments or money or enhanced ranks. Since there has been no successful coup in Nigeria since…
12 Mar 2019
Atiku Abubakar a leading politician ought to have understood the science of politics but it appeared that he did not in recent moment and he lost his last chance to be president of Nigeria. One of his greatest mistakes in my view was to have sought General Olusegun Obasanjo’s support for his democratic project and…
1 Jan 2019
Since the President, General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) has confessed secretly to the state governors that the economy is in terrible shape, fourth year into his own presidency, what remains than for him to resign honourably, if he is a honourable person? It makes no sense treating anyone who revels in carnage and economic destruction of…
29 Nov 2018
The city of Kaduna is as much the city of Lord Frederick Lugard as well as that of Ahmadu Bello. The two were the most famous men ever to reside in that city. Lugard made the small settlement the capital of his new entity called Northern Nigeria. While the pacification of the emirates was going…
1 Nov 2018
The destination of the presidency will continue to be an issue in Nigerian politics, prompting here another look at the single-term proposal. Erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposal of a single, six-year tenure for president and governor is not seminal but significant nevertheless. The idea of a single-term enjoys informed opinion and was in fact forcefully…
31 Aug 2018
Nigerians were alarmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent attempt to join issues with legal practitioners over the correct order of the rule of law and national interest, notably national security. But, what should ordinarily have passed as a lively intellectual discourse ended up raising up the red flag, reminding most citizens of the President’s antecedents…

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