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Amosun has Case to Answer

On Tuesday, June 26, 2019, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, immediate past governor of Ogun State, issued a press statement through his media assistant, Rotimi Durojaiye. The press statement reacted to the Premium Times’ publication of Monday, June 24, 2019, entitled “Amosun surrenders 1000 A47 rifles, 4 Million bullets acquired before 2019 …

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A Democracy Day Primer – I

By Wole Soyinka This year’s recall of an uplifting day in the year 1993 comes up against a background of its most shameful disavowal: the 2019 elections – still under judicial contestation – an event that would be more accurately described as an exercise in body count rather than ballot …

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MKO Abiola: Never A Deserter to Death!

“I am not a deserter”. My dear Gani, Praise be to God for your life and the courage, fortitude and determination with which He endowed you. May we live long to be of service to each other in the contribution we make to the development, peace and justice/fairplay in Nigeria …

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Echoes From the Valley: Cry of a Agonised Mother

By Gboyega Adeoye Despite the global moves to restore the dignity of persons, particularly the girl child, the unbridled clampdown on women continues in Nigeria with no end in sight. The average Nigerian woman faces so much rights restrictions and sundry abuses with the Nigeria Police, which supposed to ensure …

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Beloved Maggy! A Reporter’s Diary

It donned the toga of what is tagged ‘love at first sight.’ But as event turned out, this stealthy relationship between a man from a family of peasants who fell in sudden love with a daughter of the affluent, turned awry. This is as a result of a social gap …

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Assam School Where Plastic Wastes Go for School Fees

By Anushka Mukherjee Akshar Forum in Assam is a school of various charms: don’t be surprised if you find a line of students waiting outside the school, armed with bags full of plastic, or if you walk into classrooms filled with students all ages – being taught by another student. It’s …

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Salute to Dr Kenneth Kaunda at 95

Kenneth Kaunda, first President of the Republic of Zambia was 95 yesterday. Let Africa celebrate the last surviving of the titans of his era. Kaunda trained as a Lawyer and together with freedom fighters like Harry Nkumbula, Nsonge Mbikusitha and others, secured Independence for Zambia (formerly northern Rhodesia) in 1964. …

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No, Not Again! Alaafin of Oyo Tackles Ooni of Ife

By Ademola Adegbamigbe When Oba Okunade Sijuwade was alive and reigning as the Ooni of Ife, he and Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, were behaving like two recalcitrant cocks thrown into a pit or two male lions defending their own territories in the jungle against intruders who might …

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Segun Oni Vs Kayode Fayemi: The Long Legal Duel

By  Hamed Suleiman There is a very fascinating history of legal duel between Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi that will make interesting study in some legal scholarly work in not-too-distant future. Ekiti politics especially among the elites has been typified by this legal entanglement between these two. It turns out …

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Julian Assange: Protracted Legal Battle, Straight to American Jail

In a grainy video carrying the title “Collateral Murder,” shot in 2007 from a U.S. army helicopter flying above Baghdad and released by Wikileaks in 2010, many of us saw the violent reality of the war in Iraq for the first time. Until that point, the public here in Canada, …

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