• Senators Uzodinma/Izunaso And Nigeria’s Justice System

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    The election petitions tribunals have being turning in verdicts in the different categories of electoral disputes that arose from the April 2015 general elections with many of such judgments not going down well with keen observers. Imo State is of particular interest because both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have had…

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  • Women Empowerment: The Ganduje Intervention

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    The Nigerian women lack a cohesive national platform for championing the call for the fundamental rights of women to be accorded a priority same as those that protect the other members of the human race-–the men, children and the aged. Progressively, governments over the years have systematically infiltrated the National Council of Women Society which…

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    How Pope Francis Inspires The World

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    President Barack Obama has in the last seven years not exactly behaved like the world’s strongest political leader as is traditional with every privileged holder of the high office of the President of the United States of America. Being the first ever black American to assume that rare position, Obama’s lack of demonstrable   panache militarily…

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  • Buhari

    Can Buhari End The Kaduna Genocide?

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    Let Governor Nasir el-Rufai meet President Buhari so a permanent solution is found or be prepared to be dragged to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity because as the chief security officer of Kaduna State he is constitutionally obliged to protect the lives and property of the citizenry of the state. The immediate…

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    Amnesty International’s Damning Report

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    In the days of military dictatorship in Nigeria, human rights groups, such as Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch were at the forefront of galvanizing global support and solidarity for local groups campaigning for the restoration of civil rule and respect for human rights of Nigerians. But since the advent of civil democracy particularly…

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    PSC: How Accountable Is Okiro?

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    RightsWatch will today focus on the Police Service Commission vis a vis the internal checks put in place by the leadership of erstwhile Inspector General of Police Mr. Mike Mbama Okiro in view of allegations made by a suspended staff of the commission. This intervention on this column today is coming ahead of the pro-transparency…

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  • Acting Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase

    Is Nigeria Police Force Beyond Redemption?

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    In what may signal an appreciable state of trust in the capacity of Mr. Solomon Arase to steer the decadent and near-moribund Nigeria Police Force out of dysfuntionality and operational paralysis, President Jonathan made a historic confirmation of his appointment to the substantive post of Inspector General of Police. For the first time in many…

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  • Human Rights Agenda For Buhari’s Presidency

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    One major interest that inspired this piece is the need to provide a clue to the incoming federal administration on a uniquely disturbing issue that it has to immediately go to work and fix before more harm is done to the Nigerian people. Aside national security which must as a necessity be confronted as a…

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  • Beyond Arik Staff’s Heist Of Aviation Fuel

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    Back then at the Catholic Senior Seminary nearly two decades ago, we were told by a certain lecturer that in Africa, wonders shall never end. With time, and following series of emerging experiences that seemed bizarre, in Nigeria indeed, wonders shall never end. Was it not here in Nigeria that a sitting senator from Zamfara…

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