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Gaddafi: Tribute to a revolutionary

IT will be six years exactly tomorrow since Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi was conspiratorially killed in a western-instigated uprising in Libya, following the Arab Spring of the Maghreb. Since then, the North African Arab nation that was promised ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ in exchange for the lush Eden that Gaddafi’s 43 years of benevolent dictatorship had created, now faces disintegration, from two warring parliaments each seeking legitimacy to constitute itself into Libya’s new sovereign.

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Revisiting ‘CAN’s descent to the medieval’

AS ‘Sukuk’ and ‘Islamic banking’ are both components of ‘Islamic finance’ –or investment- I thought there was no need writing anew on the subject of CAN’s rejection of  ‘Sukuk’ since I have already written six years ago on the Association’s earlier rejection of ‘Islamic banking’ itself. And so this week I serve you a re-jigged version of my earlier piece titled ‘CAN’s Descent to the Medieval’. It’s Postscript is an extract also from a previous one titled ‘Mad Men And Economists’. Read on:

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All hues, All flavours

And now as ‘radical’ Lamidos contend with the ‘reactionary’ Walis of their PDP, to pick its ticket, they have to worry also about the ‘aristocratic’ Atikus of APC possibly crossing carpet to trade tackles with them; even as they all have to contend with the incumbent might of an ‘autocratic’ Buhari asking for a second term

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A re-make, not an amendment

Parliament lords it over the people; the executive arm is hardly any less victimizing; nor are the courts any more credible as the ‘last hope of the common man’. Yet, the fact alone that the so called ‘peoples representatives’ now even make laws in spite of ‘the people’ is proof enough that ‘the people’ are not their own sovereigns

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On Buhari: ‘Sickness’ as constitutional offence

The question is asked, ‘when exactly can the President be said to be ‘incapable’ of discharging the functions of his office? Is it when a ‘sick’ –or maybe even healthy- President, for whatever reason, feels himself incapable of discharging the functions of his office; or is it when a cynical, or maybe even genuinely critical public, believes, rightly or wrongly, that the President is ‘incapable of discharging the functions of his office?

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