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Abule Ado Explosion: Archbishop Martins confirms death of School Administrator

Unravelling the Abule Ado blast

ONCE again, death and massive destruction of property came calling in Lagos in the morning hours of Sunday, March 15, 2020 when an explosion with an impact of epic proportions tore through Abule-Ado district in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area. About 25 people lost their lives with scores more injured, while over 50 houses and
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Social media bill will protect human dignity — Lawmaker

Day Nigerians said no to social media bill

MONDAY, March 9,  2020, went down as another day when Nigerians rose with a strong voice to reject another of the series of attempts by anti-democratic forces to usurp, through legislative impunity, part of our hard-won fundamental liberties. On that day, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa’s “Protection From Internet Falsehood And Manipulations and Other Related Matters
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Laughable Bill to ban generators

  IT used to be a subject discussed partly as a joke and partly as an indictment of the failure of successive regimes (military and civilian) to provide Nigerians with adequate power supply in spite of the huge amounts sunk in the effort. A senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Bima Enagi, has taken it
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Sanusi

Sanusi’s personal liberty must be restored

UNDER the Constitution and laws of Nigeria, state governors have wide-ranging powers to appoint, sanction and sack traditional rulers. This is a carryover from our colonial heritage which effectively put traditional rulers, irrespective of the splendours of their imperial past, under the British Crown. With the dawn of independence, this power was transferred to regional
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NUC Reps, Curriculum

NUC, MDCAN should sheathe swords

WE see the dispute between the National Universities Commission, NUC, and the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, as a mere storm in a teacup which does not warrant the disruption of medical services in our tertiary health institutions and medical colleges. On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the MDCAN in several parts of
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Constitution

Calls for a new constitution

NIGERIA will celebrate her 60th Independence anniversary this year, but it will be typically low-keyed and heavily laced with lamentations over our failure to meet our national aspirations. Instead of achieving a prosperous and united Federal Republic, a showpiece of democracy in Africa and the pride of the Black World, Nigeria at 60 will still
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Social media bill will protect human dignity — Lawmaker

Confronting the Social Media Bill

IT should be clear to anyone who cares to know that the media, human rights and social advocacy groups will never lie low over any legislative or executive threat to the democratic and constitutional rights of Nigerians to lawful free speech. We as a newspaper are firmly on this page. We, therefore, call on all
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Our de-radicalisation faux pas

THE Operation Safe Corridor, OPSC, of the Federal Government is ostensibly designed to encourage “repentant” Boko Haram Islamic terrorists to surrender and accept the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration, DRR, a programme of the Nigerian Army. President Muhammadu Buhari administration created it in September 2015. At least, three batches numbering over 1,000 have been reunited with
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