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Enact Laws for Amotekun Now!

By Femi FAlana, SAN The governors in the south west zone launched the South West Security Network otherwise called  “Operation Amotekun”  at Ibadan, Oyo State on January 10, 2020. The  Police Authorities endorsed Amotekun  while the Attorney-General of the federal government and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN has …

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The Imo Gubernatorial Judgement – A Painful but Legally Correct Verdict

By Kenneth Ikonne It is indeed a perplexing paradox: Hope Uzodinma may not have won the 2019 Imo State gubernatorial election, yet the Supreme Court, on the facts, was right in declaring him the winner of that election in law. The error was not the Supreme Court’s, but that of …

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KPMG SME Report: FIRSTBANK Named Biggest Mover In 2019

Written by Collins Nweze Capital is crucial in driving sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises’(SMEs’) growth and uplifting the economy. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as part of the launch of its specialised SMEs’ propositions, has continually supported SMEs through diverse initiatives. The bank says its support for SMEs is in …

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The Taxman Is Coming For You By Simon Kolawole

If you felt intimidated by the public notice on “national enforcement on tax defaulters” issued last week by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), let’s say that is just the introduction. By the time President Muhammadu Buhari signs the Nigeria Financial Bill 2019 into law — possibly before January 1, …

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Endless Borrowing Will Lead to Endless Sorrowing- ATIKU

By Atiku Abubakar John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years. Barely two weeks ago, I warned during my …

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Adelabu and His Futile Chase in Oyo

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu After reading the 98-page judgment, including the dissention, of the Court of Appeal in the appeal by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, challenging the electoral victory of Seyi Makinde, one is left with no option than a declaration …

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Losing Weight To Save Nigeria By Simon Kolawole

This story makes me grin all the time. After our wedding in 2001, my wife and I decided to pay “thank you” visits to family members, friends and well-wishers. We visited my mother-in-law’s boss at the time. As we chatted on various topics, we noticed he was sweating inside his …

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The ABC of xenophobia by Simon Kolawole

Chief Obafemi Awolowo, God rest his soul, once said: “There can never be peace in a kennel where there are three bones to four dogs.” Simple but profound analogy. At the heart of many communal tensions and conflicts — such as the latest attacks against Nigerians and other foreigners in …

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We are ALL Nigerians

You may not really know how it feels to be stigmatised as a Nigerian until you travel out of the country or have dealings with foreigners. Years ago, when I arrived at the University of Sussex, UK, for my master’s programme, I set out to fraternise with other African students. …

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FBI, Nigerian Fraudsters and Other Stories – Reuben Abati

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in criminal pursuits of such …

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