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Caution over hate speech law

OUR supreme law, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended) guarantees every person freedom of speech. Section 39 (1) states: “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference”.

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Airports concession is welcome

FEW measures taken by the Buhari administration in the bid to promote rapid economic growth, recovery and development can be compared with the recent announcement by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, that the Federal Government has set  up a committee on the possibilities of concessioning two foremost airports – the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja.

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Judiciary of Kenya as pace-setter

KENYA’S democracy defied the usual expectations of judicial rubber-stamp of incumbent presidents in Africa on Friday, September 1, 2017, when it nullified the August 8 presidential poll and ordered a new one within 60 days, citing unconstitutional conduct by the Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission, KIEBC.

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New JAMB cut-off marks: A call for restraint

THE recent decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to peg admission cut-off mark at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and  colleges of education has continued to generate ripples from stakeholders in the education sector. This is not surprising because issues bordering on university admission in Nigeria have always been highly contentious.

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MTEF and the 7% target for 2020

The year 2000 was once the magic year when Nigeria was projected to reach most of her developmental goals, but as we have seen, this did not happen. The President Olusegun Obasanjo regime signed the Millennium Development Goals, MDG, but Nigeria failed to meet the targets by its 2015 deadline.

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