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#EndSARS Panel – White Paper Unknown To Nigerian Law And Cannot Alter Or Deviate From The Report Of A Judicial Panel Of Inquiry, By Pelumi Olajengbesi Esq.

Let me start by sympathizing with Governor Sanwolu of Lagos State as he makes more error in his political attempt to remain loved by the people of Lagos State. With the election season so close at hand, it is little wonder that Mr. Governor has had his hand full trying to micro-manage the indicting reports of the panel constituted by the Lagos State Government itself while trying not to appear to be undermining the course for justice. But with the Lagos State #ENDSARS Panel and the White Paper Committee Report…

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An Open Memorandum To Buhari On What Restructuring Means (To Indigenous Peoples) – Revisited By Ndidi Uwechue

At this time of intolerable insecurity including genocide for land grab, plus countrywide economic woes and the mass exodus of Nigerians fleeing the country, it is necessary to revisit the 16th November 2018 “An Open Memorandum To President Muhammadu Buhari On Behalf Of The Lower Niger Congress And Its MNN Alliance Partners, In Response To The Restructuring Queries Raised In Paris, November 12, 2018”, mentioned in the historic Notice of Constitutional Force Majeure declared by the NINAS Movement on 16th December 2020. In this Open Memorandum lies the pathway to…

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RE: Unquestionable Powers Of State Judicial Panels To Indict Military And Police Officers By Femi Falana

As a sequel to the #endsars protests last year the National Economic Council advised all State Governments to institute judicial commissions of Enquiry to probe allegations of police brutality in the country. Based on the advice the Federal Government and 28 State Governors set up judicial commissions of inquiry to probe sundry allegations of police brutality under the applicable Tribunal of Inquiry Laws. However, a few lawyers deliberately set out to obfuscate the issues in a desperate attempt to cover up the massacre of unarmed protesters in Lagos, Rivers, Edo, Oyo…

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Timothy Adegoke’s Murder: Oriyomi Hamzat One Man Crusade For Justice By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Since Timothy Adegoke was mysteriously butchered in Room 305 at Hilton Hotel and Resorts Ile-Ife, Oriyomi Hamzat has been on the hunt to track down his killer(s). Hamzat, ace broadcaster, social activist, and  crusader extraordinaire for justice is the owner of the popular and influential radio station Agidigbo 88.7 FM, Ibadan. Hamzat’s detailed daily investigation and updates on the murder of Adegoke takes on the Herculean task of tracking a career murderous money ritualist on one hand, and a sworn promise to deliver justice to Adegoke and his family on…

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Omicron: Living With COVID-19, By Reuben Abati

The world’s greatest fear about the coronavirus pandemic was confirmed last week with the discovery of a new mutation of the virus, known originally as the B.1.1.529, a development which reminded us strongly that the pandemic was far from over. More than 20 months after the virus was detected in Wuhan, China, the world has gone through many twists and turns, with lockdowns, travel restrictions, a global demand and supply crisis, the struggle to find a vaccine, and the politics of vaccine manufacturing and vaccination. By the middle of 2021,…

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The Scavengers Of Lies And Peddlers Of Falsehoods (1), By Achike Chude

“We were not at the Lekki Toll Gate at all at all,” the army declared. “Well we were there, but we swear that we did not shoot at anybody,” they said, changing their initial story. “Actually, we fired some shots, but we were shooting in the air,” – another version “Even if we fired at anybody, we could not have killed anybody because we did not carry live bullets to the Toll Gate,’ they claimed yet again in righteous indignation. “Ok, we carried both live and blank bullets,” they later…

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SUBSIDY REGIME: Productive Nations And Consuming Nations, By Richard Odusanya

“If Africa wants to be a manufacturing giant, it needs to do away with borders.” This was the view of Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday afternoon while on a state visit to South Africa. “These borders were not made for us. If we are going to be manufacturing giants, we need to do away with these borders”, said Kenyatta, addressing the SA-Kenya business forum in South Africa. Interestingly, the roles of productive and technology-driven economy in sub-saharan Africa cannot be overemphasized. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s perspective and postulations must have…

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Lai Mohammed Is A Sycophant Who Rants To Keep His Job, By Elias Ozikpu

I had no intention of responding to Lai Mohammed’s recent rant in respect of the judicial report on Lekki Massacre. But the furore that his eventual reaction to the report has elicited is disturbing for several reasons, as if he was expected to say anything reasonable. It is surprising that Nigerians still attach some importance to the subjective and awkward opinions of a man who lacks the slightest trace of credibility. For days, Lai Mohammed was in a deep coma after the Lagos Judicial Panel submitted its report, dismissing his…

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Venezuelans: Striving Pacifists In A Strife-torn World, By Owei Lakemfa

It is not difficult to understand why Venezuelans aspire to be peaceful, pacifist and committed to nature. They have an enchanting country blessed by nature. They seem to have it all: an inviting nature, spell-binding mountains, irresistible forests, calm-looking-seas, a patch of desert, enormous natural resources and a fine weather.   Countries like these, as testified to by the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, are like sugar that must attract ants. The powerful and the greedy will not leave such countries in peace. It is usually, a situation of a house…

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Appeasement Of Buhari, The Butcher Of Aso Rock To Free Igboho And Kanu Won’t Work By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Dictionary.com defines appeasement as “to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: i.e. to appease an angry king” and to “yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.” To date, two people have advised that Yoruba leaders and elders should appease General Muhammadu Buhari, The Butcher of Aso Rock, to release Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho by following  the example of Igbo leaders who approached Buhari for…

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