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Onnoghen: Lack of substantive CJN looms as Tanko Muhammad’s interim tenure expires

Senator Iroegbu  Nigeria may be heading to a constitutional crisis with a likely absence of a substantive Chief Justice as a result of sudden resignation of Justice Walter Onnoghen and expiration of the interim tenure of Justice Tanko Mohammed. A rights group, Intersociety in a detailed report on Wednesday pointed an impending

What the data say about China and the global economy

•Short-term improvements don’t warrant long-term optimism. Mohamed A. El-Erian The slowing of the Chinese economy, along with growing evidence of European growth under pressure, cast a big cloud of uncertainty over the global economy coming into 2019. Data released last week provided further support for the notion of short-term stabilization in China,

Religion & Development: An enhanced approach or a transaction?

Azza Karam Since 2008, a number of articles/opinions have been written, on the nexus between religion and development. In chronological order, the articles first made the case for why ‘religion matters’ to the attainment of developmental objectives, noting how religious leaders are critical to changing social norms which can be in contradiction

From The Archives: When Gov Yari was a ‘born again’ he said it all

Senator Iroegbu  Thank God for the archives! Going through the two exclusive interviews I had with the Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar revealed alot. First as an Honorable Member representing Anka/Talata Mafara Federal Constituency of Zamfara state in the Federal House of Representatives who was then the Governorship Candidate of

Kayode Ajulo: Unmasking the man behind Atiku’s controversial citizenship

•Joins APC legal team  Steve Adepoju  Undoubtedly, one of the the issues which have dominated discussions in recent times is the hearing of election petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against candidate of All Progressives Congress (PDP),

Making History with the Police Reform Bill by the 8th National Assembly

Ruth Olofin On the 5th of December, 2018, Nigerians from all walks of life trooped to the National Assembly to participate in the Public Hearing on the Police Bill that was organised by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs. A similar event which also held earlier in the same year

What happens when women stop leading like men

•Jacinda Ardern, Nancy Pelosi and the power of female grace. Tina Brown It has been another bad inning for male leadership. Besides the hourly flatulence of Trumpian twitterings and the addition of Brazil’s Bolsonaro to the confederacy of bullyboy power, we have been treated to a second wave of masculine mayhem. The

In Walter Onnoghen Nigerian Judiciary Died

Chidiebere Nwobodo The nation's judiciary has been plagued with terminal and cancerous diseases of nepotism, corruption and injustice. The Bench and Bar managed to provide analgesics that sustained beleaguered and afflicted Nigerian judicial system, irrespective of the social and ethical ills bedeviling it, until recently, when it was murdered by

Crime has no ethnic face

Fredrick Nwabufor   Jelani Aliyu is an engineer and automobile designer. He is celebrated for the design of Chevrolet Volt, an auto brand of General Motors. And he is from Sokoto state. He is one of the Nigerians painting the US automobile design industry “green-white-green”.    Seyi Oyesola is

China will not overtake the US economy anytime soon: Here’s why

Wes O’DonnellOver the past several decades, China has boasted exponential economic growth to one day become the manufacturing and exporting hub of the world. Western economists have watched the past 20 years with dismay as the Chinese economy’s annual GDP growth rate averaged 10%. The common consensus from Wall Street to