Category Archives: EDITORIAL

Inside PMB’s Meeting With Ministers Exiting Cabinet – By Femi Adesina


Date was Friday, May 13, 2022, time 10 am, and venue was the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa. The event was valedictory session for appointees leaving the cabinet to pursue political ambitions at different levels. Some were aspiring to be President, others Governors, and others Senators. It was solemn and sombre. Yes, it had to be. Some of the

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Opinion: Where Life Is Two For One Kobo! – By Olusegun Adeniyi


Expectedly, condemnation has trailed last Thursday’s lynching of Miss Deborah Samuel by her College of Education, Sokoto colleagues for alleged blasphemous post on WhatsApp. As I commiserate with her traumatized family, I hope this unfortunate killing does not degenerate into another Christian versus Muslim crisis, because it is not about religion. The issue is also not about the legality of

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How To Build Political Parties…And a Bit About Deborah, By Reno Omokri


It is a very gratifying thing that both major Nigerian political parties have thrown out zoning. Zoning, by its very nature, is anti-democratic. It belongs in the past, along with other relics of colonialism and military rule, including the quota system and the unitary system of government. Zoning panders to ethnicity, rather than ability. It is the triumph of nepotism,

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How Obasanjo’s Letter Got Nigeria Into This Mess – By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu


Nigeria is in deep trouble, and there is no use whatsoever beating about the bush over the bad matter.As I write now, the country is reeling from the barbaric act of some Muslim students stoning to death and burning the remains of the hapless Miss Deborah Samuel in a Sokoto State school because of her alleged blasphemy.People are lamenting that

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From Chibok Girls To Deborah Samuel: Any Lessons Learnt? – By Ayo Oyoze Baje


“Thou shall not kill”(Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17). “Where has our humanity gone?” “Does human life really matter here?” “Is religion no more your personal relationship between you and your creator?” “Can we really judge others on behalf of God or Allah?” “What shall we tell our maker about our actions on the Judgment Day?” These were few of the burning

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Generational Wealth And Legacy Transfer: A Legal Perspective (2) – By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN


CUSTOMARY SUCCESSION Customary law embodies the belief system and way of life practiced by a group of people which they regard as binding on them. Nigeria is made of over 250 ethnic groups and each have customs that are particular or specific to them. The customary law applicable to a person generally, is the law of his/her place of origin.

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Opinion: Goldmine Season For Lawyers – By Reuben Abati


It is goldmine season for Nigerian lawyers, meal time, boom time as every election season has been, but now more than ever.  Every electoral process, pre- during, and after – often provides opportunities for aggrieved politicians to take their disputes to court, and over the years this has been so much the pattern that lawyers often brandish the elementary fact

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Opinion: The North’s Tadpoles And Deborah Yakubu – By Lasisi Olagunju


A Sokoto mob on Saturday violently protested against justice for Deborah Yakubu who was murdered by her schoolmates in broad daylight. They wanted her suspected killers released without trial. The mob thought the state did not owe the murdered that duty of care, even in death. She was a Christian from a minority part of the North. I read what

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Opinion: South East Presidency And Imperative Of National Unity – By Emeka Alex Duru


The argument that the choice of who becomes President of Nigeria in 2023 is of strategic importance to the future of the country, is in order. It factors in the attributes of competence, character and capacity – qualities of leadership needed in nation building. There are also considerations of equity, justice and fairness, the totality of which make for unity

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