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More than amnesty

THE Federal Government should be applauded for its amnesty for militants in the Niger Delta. The amnesty, however, needs more content to end the conflicts in the area. Issues about the Niger Delta would always raise emotions. It is in the midst of those fiery exchanges that the points are massively missed. What are the
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Size Of Corruption

THE media are awash daily with news of corruption in most places in Nigeria. The details vary, but they are all about public  officers who have perfected schemes that funnel public resources to their private uses.

Jailing Traffic Offenders

IN September 2007, Lagos State judiciary delivered a remarkable judgment when it sentenced seven people accused of driving against the traffic, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway to 20 days imprisonment. The prosecution and sentence were finished within a month of the offence.

Kutigi’s word for SANs

CHIEF Justice of  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.

Case For Special Courts

BOSSES of the main agencies that investigate and prosecute people involved in corrupt activities – 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
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Omar Bongo (1935-2009)

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 world’s longest serving president by March 2008 (possibly one of the richest), overtaking Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who stepped down due to failing health. Born Albert Bernard Bongo, to
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