rule of law
Nigeria and the rule of law
It always starts small. I was small. My friends were small. The amount of money was small. My mother, apart from being a full time midwife was a seamstress and events caterer – cakes for weddings...
Again, DSS shows evidence of a divided presidency
Without knowing it, the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s detachment of secret police, is helping Omoyele Sowore to push his agenda for #RevolutionNow
Legal experts decry violation of rule of law in Nigeria
Experts have decried the flagrant violation of the rule of law by governments, institutions, and lawyers in the country.
Speaker Pelosi: Power personified
The saying “life is stranger than fiction”, may conjure images of happenstances that defy the imagination and stretch incredulity. Such occurrences may even engender universal awe and delight.
APC will fizzle out with Buhari, says Shehu Sani
The Senator, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which started with President Muhammadu, Buhari will end with him in 2023. He said the future of Nigeria is dependent on having a political party with credible leadership and a clear ideological direction of…
The politics of hailers, haters and wailers
The struggles and contributions of our nationalists towards the attainment of the country`s independence cannot be quantified or measured. They were united in their quest for self-reliance, which they relentlessly pursued to a logical conclusion despite the allegedly perceived intentions of the colonialists to hold on for much longer.
Pro-democracy groups task Gbajabiamila on rule of law
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has been advised to stick to the rule of law, no matter whose ox is gored, in respect to the tension raging over list of minority principal officers at the Lower Chamber. The Pro-democracy groups, which gave the advice, maintained the 9th Assembly under the leadership of Gbajabiamila,…
Critique of abstract politics
About the middle of 1985, the tendency to which I belonged in Nigeria’s Marxist Left met somewhere on the campus of the former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We met to review our programme and, in particular, to discuss what I may now articulate as “abstractionism” in the national platforms of…
Still on Onnoghen
History is being made, and Nigeria is in uncharted waters. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Buhari based on allegations of failure to properly declare assets in line with the law. Last Thursday, the prosecution closed its case. During its presentation, the prosecutors called three witnesses out of the six…