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Repositioning legal education for national development

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To qualify as a Solicitor, a person was required to be articled to a firm of Solicitors in England for at least four years

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Relevance of separation of powers and its application to Nigeria

THE principle of law    is that one cannot give that which he does not have. This principle is derived from the Latin maxim – nemo dat non habet. It is upon this threshold that modern state constitutions acknowledge and embody the doctrine of separation of powers in the delineation of governmental powers to institutions and functionaries of government in such a manner that each circuit of governmental powers namely: legislative, executive and judiciary are administered by separate and distinct individuals.

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Offshore banking and money laundering (2)

LAST week I began an examination of the relationship between offshore banking and money laundering. I stated how money laundering offences have become common place in Nigeria and how restrictions on the physical movement of cash have forced criminally minded persons to come up with different ways to move funds which are the product of illicit activities across borders. Having given an explanation of the concept of offshore banking it is imperative to explain briefly just what is meant by money laundering.

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MKO Abiola: A case study in transformational leadership

ON June 10, 2019, President Muhammed Buhari was reported to have signed into law a bill to amend the Public Holidays Act with the aim of declaring June 12 as Democracy day in Nigeria. This development, much like the government’s initial announcement of its intention, was met with much excitement. That this should be so is not in doubt given the significance of the date in the nation’s march towards democratic rule after decades of military dictatorship.

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Awoism and the unending search for transformational leadership in Nigeria: Challenges (6)

The desirability of single six-year tenures for the office of the President and Governors

THE Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended) limits the period which any individual can serve as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to two terms of four years each. It is not in dispute that the just concluded elections at the state and Federal levels generated immense interest and palpable tension in the country and consumed unimaginable amount of Naira and Dollar.

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Awoism and the unending search for transformational leadership in Nigeria: Challenges (5)

Several years after the titanic strides of Chief Awolowo, the search for transformational leadership in Nigeria remains ongoing. In this final part of my address, I will propose how true national leaders in the mould of Chief Awolowo can emerge and how Nigeria, a country of many nations can metamorphose into a nation properly so called and how we can move closer to the ideals of Awoism. 

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Awoism and the unending search for transformational leadership in Nigeria: Challenges (4)

It is a notorious fact that Chief Awolowo was a singular arrowhead and defender of the rights of the Nigerian people to qualitative education. In addition to providing free primary education in the Western Region, Chief Awolowo was instrumental to the establishment of the University of Ife (now rightly known as Obafemi Awolowo University). His vision for OAU was to promote quality university education, character development and spartan self-discipline.

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