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Return to Reign of Impunity

Alex Enumah writes that the increasing propensity of the Federal Government to disregard court order has enthroned a reign of impunity It was the beginning of another legal year at the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad without mincing words hammered home the message that it was time for government and their agencies in the

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PDP asks Buhari to explain alleged missing $1b excess fund

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to explain to Nigerians how $1 billion allegedly disappeared from the Excess Crude Account (ECA). In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party drew the attention of Nigerians to “the shocking confession by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Mongunu (rtd), that he was

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From Jumbo Pay to Life Pension

Bayelsa State made headlines lately when the State House of Assembly hastily passed a bill granting life pensions worth hundreds of thousands to its members and former members. Good enough, Governor Seriake Dickson refused to sign the bill into law citing inconsistencies with the constitution, illegality, no precedence by any state of the federation and that the Bayelsa has more

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Despite Challenges, Top Banks Sustain Profitability

The economy may be challenging for businesses to thrive, but the banks seem to have mastered the art of profit-making even in difficult times. Most banks recorded appreciable growth in net profit at the end of 2018 but 10 of them are outstanding. Bamidele Famoofo reports Financials While the economy groans under heavy burden of population growth outpacing that of

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SECURITY CHALLENGES AND INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA​:​ EU GROUNDWORK AND RECUPERATION

Corruption, bad governance, political Favoritism and terrorism are the major problem Nigeria is facing. Nigeria is the most populous African country with the current population estimated to be 199 million people, which is equivalent to 2.6% of the total world population. With its endowed natural resources Nigeria is one of the largest producer and exporter of crude oil but 63%

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The Assassins in Police Uniform

That those saddled with the responsibility of protecting Nigerians are beginning to behave like assassins is a troubling challenge the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Muhammad Adamu has decided to confront. Henceforth, electro-muscular disruption technology known as teaser will replace the use of firearms for routine patrols, arrest duties and other low-risk operations. This, according to Adamu, is

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