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27-yr-old sentenced to death for killing human rights lawyer

An Ikeja High Court yesterday sentenced 27-year-old Oluwaseun Oladapo, to death by hanging for murdering a Lagos based human rights lawyer, Mr Kunle Fadipe and his mother-in-law, Mrs Cecilia Owolabi.

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No to legislative tyrants

MEMBERS of the current session of the National Assembly surely qualify as the worst crop of legislators ever assembled in Nigeria. Since the Freedom of Information Bill was introduced about 10 years ago, the House of Representatives, Senate and Presidency have been dancing circles around it to ensure it does not become law because if it does, governance will be demystified in accordance with genuine democratic traditions.

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Nigeria, from tomorrow henceforth

Nigeria had its own version of Gandhi, in the person of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who built on the sound nationalist foundations of Pa Herbert Macauley. “Zik”, as his admirers fondly called him, was the doyen of African nationalism, who inspired other Black African giants such as Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, Madiba Nelson Mandela and the others.

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Curious 2011 build-ups

I HAVE watched the unfolding race for the presidency with a measure of amusement at what I consider some lack of seriousness in the build-ups among the contenders. Let me start with the president, the sole Southern candidate, because we now know for sure he will run.

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PDP, feared but despised

BUT somehow, after the victory, the people you vanquished, the opponents we demolished, whom we conquered and who should be, ideally, our booty have today found a life-wire whereby they make so much noise to the point that, apparently, we, the PDP, we who won the elections, who should be defending the interests of the PDP, defending our victory and our fortunes have been blackmailed into silence.

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