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Law against land touts most welcome

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Recently, the Lagos State House of Assembly passed a Bill which criminalises the activities of land touts and grabbers popularly known as “Omo Onile’s” or “Ajagungbale’s”, an action which has understandably been hailed in many quarters.

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Ikpeazu and Ogah

Calming the Abia guber storms

Respite came the way of the Abia State gubernatorial logjam on Tuesday July 26, 2016, when the Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju-led five-man panel of the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, ordered all parties involved in the power tussle to “remain as they were” before the case was brought to the court.

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President Buhari with L-R: Governor of Kebbi State H.E. Atiku Bagudu, Senator from Zamfara Central Senator Garba Marafa, Governor of Katsina H.E. Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Zamfara Abubakar Yari, Governor of Sokoto H.E. Aminu Tambuwal as President Buhari commissions Road Projects by the Zamfara Government in Wanke Zamfara State on

Abuse of power in Zamfara

On Wednesday July 20, 2016, operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) reportedly swooped on the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji; his Deputy, Muhammad Gumi and other principal officers of the House and hauled them into detention, allegedly on the orders of the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.

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Theresa May

British Premier May’s delicate burdens

British democracy has been displaying its brilliant colours for those who have eyes – especially developing democracies like ours – to see. Following the Thursday, June 23, 2016 vote by the electorate to leave the European Union in the Brexit/Bremain referendum by 52% to 48% former Premier, David Cameron, offered to quit in October 2016, having led his government to a major defeat.

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Rising kerosene misery index

Kerosene is largely the preferred domestic energy supply for the lower class in Nigeria, mainly for cooking. The landmark deregulation policy has led to a steady rise in pump prices which was the consequence of persistent scarcity. As at last week, the retail price had reached about N220 per litre in Lagos and as high as N300 in many parts of the country.

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