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Slaps As Human Rights

NOT many would have known Honourable Chinyere Igwe, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, until he slapped his way to fame last week. The crown for the first slap at the National Assembly belongs to Distinguished Senator Isa Mohammed who in October 2004 unleashed his fury on Distinguished Senator Iyabo
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Gani – Like No Other

CHIEF Ganiyu Fawehinmi’s death brought foes and friends to extol him. Nobody can afford to be indifferent to a man who defined the law and extended the frontiers of justice. Those who rate him the most committed activist in Nigeria’s human rights activism understate the man. What defined Gani? Was it just his activism? Was
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Their Right To Nothing

The State shall direct its policy towards ensuring that conditions of work are just and humane. – Section 17 (3) b of the 1999 Constitution THE military authorities have converted the life imprisonment a court martial passed on 27 soldiers to seven years imprisonment. On the surface, the military authorities are kind. In reality, they
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Gabon Boils…

PREDICTABLE confusion has begun in Gabon, where Bongo Ben Ali, son of Omar Bongo, has been declared winner of the country’s presidential election. Ali’s father ruled Gabon for 42 years until his death last June 8. He was the world’s longest serving dictator. His long stay suppressed opposition, ensured there was no successor, except for
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Strike Without End

IT is certain that very little education would be going on in the universities for some time to come. Whenever the strike is off, the Academic Staff Union of  Universities, ASUU, would return to conduct examinations on things its members did not teach, or which the students have forgotten. Nobody really bothers about these things.
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Suswan – A Joke Too Far

GABRIEL Suswan has raised alarm that some people were bent on kidnapping him and members of the family. With the spates of kidnaps all over the country, this would not have been any news. Some people would think this Suswan was an attention seeker. Suswan is the Governor of Benue State. He is really addressed
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Halliburton Dead?

ANYONE who followed the dithering of the Federal Government over the Halliburton scandal would not be surprised about the silence after government said it instituted a high-level investigation that included all arms of the security agencies.

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Age of scandals

SCANDAL is brewing over the ages of our players, who  have been camped for two years in preparation for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which Nigeria hosts in October. From the competition’s title, a player should not be up to 17 years old. Nigerian authorities pretended they were acting in line with this provision
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