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Owei Lakemfa

The Presidency needs a dispute resolution mechanism

Buhari, Zulum, Kano

By Owei Lakemfa THE Buhari Presidency last  Friday, May 29, composed songs of praise to mark its fifth year in office. In a child-like manner, its image-makers taunted perceived enemies and insulted Nigerians who do not think the administration should be celebrated. I am one of those who see no reason for any celebration in
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Black, Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19 — Report

The orphans of coronavirus

By Owei Lakemfa THE victims of the coronavirus, COVID-19, are not only those who contracted it. Not just those who lay helpless in hospitals, homes and isolation centres hoping to survive or waiting for death. They are not only the doctors and nurses, pharmacists and technologists, radiographers and medical workers who in a universal war
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Nigeria’s siamese twins of justice

By Owei Lakemfa NO two other judges in Nigeria have stood and fought jointly for justice, including taking military dictatorship head-on, like Justices Yaya Abiodun Olatunde Jinadu and Isiaka Isola Oluwa. They believed that a judge should not only be upright and fearlessly dispense justice, but should not be answerable to administrative powers more so
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Africa shall have its day

By Owei Lakemfa AFRICA, the continent from which humanity fanned out and which begat modern civilisation, is marking its Day on Monday, May 25. It is Africa’s most significant day for it was on that day in 1963, they consciously came together as a people after centuries of divisions, enslavement and colonisation. The meeting in
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Why does Buhari want to weaken governors?

General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari

By Owei Lakemfa President Muhammadu Buhari was Military Head of State from 1984-85. His claimed principles including a zero-tolerance for corruption and fierce patriotism in that era partly propelled his return as a two-term elected – not necessarily democratically elected – President. He encapsulates Karl Marx’s assertion  that: “History repeats itself; first as a tragedy,
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Leadership in turbulent times: A review essay

A souless, leaderless world

The world is cowed by COVID-19. But not tough Jair  Messias Bolsonaro,  former military officer and current Brazilian President. To him, the virus does not exist; it is a mere “fantasy”  and media “trick” with which humanity is being duped to abandon traditional camaraderie for impersonal social or physical distancing. But if there is the remotest possibility that
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Look not upon me, because I am Black

By Owei Lakemfa TEDROS Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian microbiologist who heads the World Health Organisation, WHO, is simultaneously engaged in perhaps the two biggest battles in his 55 years on earth. He is leading humanity’s fight against the treacherous COVID-19 virus, and a battle to remain in office against the expressed wishes of the United
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