• NASS Vs El-Rufai: Dogara Responds To El-Rufai, Releases 6-month Payslip

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    The altercation between the leadership of the National Assembly and Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, over transparency and accountability in governance raged on yesterday as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, released his 6 months pay slips for the months of October 2016 to March 2016. The speaker was obviously responding to…

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  • Customs Moves HND Holders On Salary To Salary GL 08

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    The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali, has announced that HND holders on salary Grade Level GL 07 in the service are automatically moved to GL0 8 while a supplementary budget will be made for their salary arrears. Ali said this during the decoration of the newly promoted senior customs officers on Monday in Abuja….

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  • Senate Vs AGF: When To Draw A Line On Separation Of Powers

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    Montesquieu, an 18th century French social and political philosopher coined the term “separation of powers” or “trias politica” in his book ‘’Spirit of the Laws (1750)’’. This gave birth to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen; a fundamental document of the French Revolution was passed by France’s National Constituent Assembly…

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  • Finally, ABU Clears Melaye Of Certificate Forgery

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    The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Prof. Abraham Garba, yesterday told the Senate committee on ethics and privileges that the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, graduated as Daniel Jonah Melaye from the university. Garba who appeared before the committee’s investigative hearing absolved Melaye, who is also chairman of Senate committee on FCT,…

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  • Senate, Magu And The Ides Of March

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    In this report, AHURAKA ISAH establishes the similarities between the botched confirmation screening exercise of Ibrahim Magu as substantive EFCC chairman by the Senate and the assassination of the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, in an attempt to strike a rhythm between the conspiracies that characterised the two events. The Ides of March or Eidus Martiae…

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  • New Twist In Malabu Deal As Adoke Implicates Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan

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    The dispute over the ownership and operation of OPL 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil bloc, has taken a new dimension, with former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) asking the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to hold former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua…

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  • Can Supreme Court Judgements End Electoral Frauds?

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    Legal pundits have expressed divergent views over the recent Supreme Court judgments  on governorship polls in certain states. AHURAKA ISAH,  in this piece, examines the critical issues and  the supremacy of the apex court “Whatever others may say, this is my personal view. I am not speaking as a judge but as a Nigerian. Here…

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