So if we run a federal system, the number of local governments a state wants to create should be the business of that state and its people not the headache of the central government. In other words, if Lagos State wants to create a hundred local governments, that would be its business, on the other hand, if Kano or Enugu want to merge their local governments, that should be entirely their business.Read More
Intolerant of opposition, he built a personality cult and curtailed human rights. His regime was credited with 3,257 extra judicial killings, 33,000 tortured victims and 70,000 detention cases. With his absolute control of the armed forces and the police, his private ownership of the countryâ€™s Central Bank and foreign reserves, and solid backing by the United States, Marcos was supremely confident and his regime seemingly impregnable.Read More
THE draws for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will be made today in Abuja.
It will probably mark the end of what ought to be a short journey but which was made long by our people. And it favoured the FIFA men.
When asked in an interview in the Daily Trust of Monday July 27, 2009 why he and his followers would not surrender to the authorities, the late leader of the Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf claimed that his members were simply being massacred and that giving themselves up will tantamount to committing suicide:Read More
Israel feels uncomfortable about Americaâ€™s moves in world politics, especially in the Middle East. This has prompted Obamaâ€™s declaration that the bond between America and Israel is unbreakable. Gates has also assured Israel of continued American financial and technical assistance, adding that US will ensure that Israel has the most advanced weapons to defend itself.Read More
He carried out an education revolution in the state by phasing out the afternoon arm of public schools and building the largest number of public schools in the countryâ€™s economic capital while making education free. Also his administration carried out one of the largest job-creating schemes in the countryâ€™s history, especially of teachers.Read More
Taylor had crept into public consciousness when in 1989 he began a civil war in Liberia, his home country against the blood-thirsty, corrupt, inept and cannibalistic dictatorship of General Samuel Doe.Read More
MY friends and I used to have a good laugh about the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. We read about so many Special Advisers, Senior Advisers, Political Assistants and other such offices that we concluded that the man must have over a hundred such officers.Read More
The Amnesty International complained that although the law had banned slavery in Mauritania by 1981: â€œNot only has the government denied the existence of slavery and failed to respond to cases brought to its attention, it has hampered the activities of organisations which are working on the issue, including refusing to grant them official recognitionâ€.Read More
The ASUU strike should be a matter of national emergency needing urgent attention. But the House did not consider the matter serious enough to attract its attention. It voted â€œdemocraticallyâ€ to consign the country into the abyss of ignorance.Read More
Secondly, pretences that there was no coup cannot hold water. There is no evidence to prove that his removal by soldiers was a directive of the Supreme Court as no known order existed. This claim was made only after the coup. So in all probability, the so called order allegedly signed by a Supreme Court judge was an after-thought, a back-dated document.Read More
After the first wave of the mass purge, Obasanjo sent out a memo on October 14, 1975 ordering the compilation of more names of Public Servants to be retired. Oluleye as Minister of Establishment picked up courage to confront his bosses and in the process put his career on line and his life in danger.Read More
It is a universal knowledge that law enforcement agents in many cases torture or put pressure on people to confess to alleged crimes they know nothing about. There are also possible human errors in convicting people.Read More
The Federal Ministry of Education in an invitation sent by Mrs. A.E. Aiyedun of the Department of Tertiary Education told ASUU: â€œAt the instance of the Honourable Minister of Education, I am directed to inform you of the signing of the agreement arising from the FGN/University based Unions (negotiations)â€¦â€.Read More
By Owei Lakemfa THE on-going disagreements between Israel and its principal backer, the United States seem a trifle. The Palestinians are squeezed mainly into two small settlements;Â the Gaza Strip and the West Bank .Â Yet Israel continues to nibble parts of the West Bank by building settlements. Americaâ€™s request delivered by Secretary of State,