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The role of traditional rulers – Sanusi the genius: A case study (3)

  By Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, In the last week edition, I identified the economic and expansion reasons behind the British Colonial Masters’ assault and bastardization of the age-long tradition of great and influential Obas along the Atlantic Coastline. This week, I intend to write on three great Obas whose kingdom extend to the Atlantic
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Traditional Rulers, Sanusi

The role of traditional rulers – Sanusi the genius: A case study (2)

“The time-hallowed tradition was bastardised by the British colonial masters in order to weaken the authority of the monarch, abolish slave trade, extend British Protectorate, and promote Royal Niger Company commercial enterprise”. By Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, Last week, I commenced a discussion on the concept of traditional rulership in the pre-colonial and colonial Nigeria,
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Afe Babalola, Ekiti, Fasola

Open Letter to the Minister of Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN: Ekiti State, a victim of failed federalism

By, Aare Afe Babalola, OFR, CON, SAN Introduction: Since the Colonial days, Ekiti has always been land-locked, airport-locked, rail-way locked, industry-locked and power-locked, a development that has adversely affected the economic development of Ekiti State. Conversely, most of the other states in the country have well macadamized dual-carriage roads, airports and rail links. Ekiti State
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Solution to unemployment: Peoples constitution by Aare Afe Babalola (SAN)

The recent restriction placed on motorcycle riders (Okada) and tricycle operators (Keke Marwa) in Lagos State has once again brought to the fore the problem of unemployment in Nigeria. While government has given numerous reasons, including public safety, to justify its actions, opponents of the ban, including the riders themselves, have argued that the ban
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Nigeria and new economic status in Africa

Convocation of sovereign national confab before the 2023 general elections (2)

TRUTH be told, Nigeria cannot afford the extension of the warped 1999 Constitution and the attendant sufferings it has imposed on majority of Nigerians for another four years. The consequences can only be imagined. I would, therefore, like to personally appeal to President Buhari to follow up on what he began towards the end of last year by surprising Nigerians with a Bill to the National Assembly asking for the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference.

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