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Mr President, the constitution can be much fairer

LAST week, President Muhammadu Buhari took his habitual defence of Nigeria’s current skewed structure to an absurd level when he declared that the 1999 Constitution could not be fairer to all segments of the country. Speaking during a visit…

Unauthorised vigilantes on Ondo highways

RECENTLY, an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, reportedly had an encounter with some arms-bearing Fulani men at one of their checkpoints in Ondo State. The men were stopping people on the road; not in the bush paths.…

On Buhari’s ministers

BEFORE forwarding the list of ministerial nominees to the National Assembly for screening last week, President Muhammadu Buhari had put observers in suspense. Nigerians expected the likelihood of a go-getting team since the president had…

The killing of Mrs Olakunri

ON Monday July 22, the remains of Mrs Olufunke Olakunri, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the pan-Yoruba organisation, Afenifere, were interred in Akure, the Ondo State capital, amidst anger and frustration. The tragedy is…

Soldiers’ invasion of Azagbene community

ON Tuesday, soldiers attached to the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army allegedly invaded Azagbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, burning down houses after chasing residents away. The soldiers were said to have…

Olam and poultry monopoly

RECENTLY, some poultry farmers in the northern part of the country lamented the threat posed by the alleged sudden entrance of a multinational agricultural giant, Olam, into the production of eggs and chickens. According to the farmers,…

Insecurity: Buhari’s ‘not patriotic’ response

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari recently dubbed critics of his lackadaisical and desultory style of handling the country’s security challenges as unpatriotic. Not a few people have been taken aback by this apparently supercilious and obviously…

CJN and corruption in the judiciary

LAST week, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The senior judicial officer had functioned in that role in acting capacity since January 25 following the…