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Illegality of stay of proceedings in FRN v Saraki

ON May 13, 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill into law. Both chambers of the National Assembly had passed the bill to modernise our criminal justice system. In particular, the law has abolished stay of proceedings and interlocutory appeals by merging all preliminary objections with the substantive case in any criminal case instituted in a federal court in the country.

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Managing the inflection point in organizations

Being a paper presented by Dr. Tunde Akanni at the Nigerian Institute of Management, Ede, Osun  State INTRODUCTION: The idea of engaging with “strategic inflection” in today’s discourse is in line with the global best practices of the recent times induced by some universal phenomenon. In mathematics, especially in differential calculus, an inflection point or point of
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President Muhammadu Buhari congratulating the National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakoob during the swear-in ceremony of the INEC Chairman and five National Commissioners at the Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 09/11/2015

An inconclusive INEC cannot organise conclusive elections

Nigerians, both at home and in Diaspora and, indeed, many foreign election observers, who monitored the recent elections conducted in Kogi and Bayelsa states, are perturbed and left wondering whether it is the same Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that received worldwide commendation over the 2015 general elections that conducted the two inconclusive polls.

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Ooni designate, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi acknowledging cheers from the crowd on his arrival in Ile-Ife yesterday. Pix By Gbenga Olarinoye

Nuggets from the king… Ile -Ife is top priority

Ife is remarkable for its great stories, the spirit of the ancestors, the pristine shrines, great festivals of art and culture; the extensive forest reserves and cocoa economy . Notwithstanding the existence of a world class university, the Obafemi Awolowo University often remarked for its scenic beauty and green architecture and the few outposts of notable money deposit banks, Ile – Ife, to some people, remains an unenviable ancient abode.

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Prof. Adeyemi Aderibigbe

Ooni Ogunwusi… choice of the gods, blessing to the people- Prof . Aderibigbe

Prof. Adeyemi Aderibigbe, perhaps the oldest of the Princes from Giesi Ruling House of Ile – Ife was chair of the family screening committee which sifted chaff from the wheat, to present the eligible princes to the 16 kingmakers and Ifa divinity, for the choice of Ooni. He had contested for the stool in 1980 when it became vacant upon the translation of the much revered Sir Adesoji Aderemi, who was Ooni for 50 years.

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Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, sandwiched between security operaives, leaving the court yesterday in Abuja.

AFTER ONITSHA MAYHEM: Pro-Biafra activists in fresh mobilisation

Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, told Sunday Vanguard, in a telephone interview, that government and security agencies had to come in especially when the protesters began to carry dangerous weapons and taking the law into their hands. Disclosing that the police, as the lead agency in internal security issues, were doing very well tackling the challenges brought about by the protests in the South-East, the DDI said the military could only be called in if the situation got out of hand.

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Segun Runsewe

They were wrong to kill lion on the loose in Jos – Runsewe, ex-NTDC boss

There was tension in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, Wednesday when it was learnt that a lion escaped from Jos Wildlife Park at feeding time, before it was killed. Many felt it was wrong to have killed the lion instead of tranquilising it. On inquiry from tourism officials of the Plateau Tourism Corporation on why the lion, which had been caged since 1972, was shot, they said the zoo lacked the equipment to tranquilise it.

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Bala Hassan

Crime situation in Lagos, Ogun has changed drastically – AIG BALA HASSAN

Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG in-charge of Lagos and Ogun States, is in charge of an environment plagued by increasing crime rate. He agrees that the challenges are enormous but, nevertheless, would be treated with the urgency it deserves, assuring that normalcy will soon return but with a caveat to his men, “it is either you ship in and help salvage the situation or quietly ship out of the force

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