CHIEF Justice ofÂ Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, usually a very sober man, had harsh words for lawyers when he ruled in what should hopefully be the last of the series of court cases, Chief Andy Uba unleashed over the governorship of Anambra State since 2007.
BOSSES of the main agencies that investigate and prosecute people involved in corrupt activities â€“ Mrs. Farida Waziri of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Justice Emmanuel Ayoola of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, disagree on how to go about their job. Waziri opines that establishment of special courts would reduce the
WITHIN three years of its existence, the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA has made its presence known in different ways.
PROFESSOR Omo Omoruyi, the Director of the defunct Centre for Democratic Studies has suggested creation of more cities in the Niger Delta to bring development closer to the people, and stabilise the area.
NEWS that Shell has agreed to pay compensations worth $15.5 million to the families of the killed Ogoni Nine resurrects a case that has almost been forgotten.
El Haji Omar Bongo Ondimba, the diminutive President of Gabon, passed on last week at 73. After 42 years of uninterrupted control of Gabon, he became the worldâ€™s longest serving president by March 2008 (possibly one of the richest), overtaking Cubaâ€™s Fidel Castro, who stepped down due to failing health. Born Albert Bernard Bongo, to
WHY was Savannah Bank Plc shut down in 2002? The Central Bank of Nigeria claimed the bank was unable to meet some of its obligations, the bank disputes that to date. A Federal High Court inÂ Abuja ruled on 20 October 2006 that CBNâ€™s closure of the bank was legal.
JUNE 12 is at the verge of receding to the memory of a few. Dubious politicians, with a flair for speaking from both sides of their mouths, have applauded and condemned June 12, depending on whether it could buy the next political meal or not.
A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person be subjected either expressly by or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government,
NEEDLESS debates are trailing the seven-point agenda of President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua. As usual, in the absence of a clear direction for the administration, debates on the seven-point agenda provide cover for its motion that is mistaken for progress.Read More
SENATE President, David Bonaventure Mark is afraid that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and its poorer cousin, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) would have too much power without another body supervising their work.Read More