THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS –SANUSI THE GENIUS: A CASE STUDY (3) In the last week edition, I identified the economic and expansion reasons behind the British Colonial Masters’ assault and bastardization of the age long tradition of great and influential Obas along the Atlantic Coast line. This week, I intend to write on three…

THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS – SANUSI THE GENIUS: A CASE STUDY (2) “The time-hallowed tradition was bastardized by the British Colonial Masters in order to weaken the authority of the monarch, abolish slave trade, extend British Protectorate, and promote Royal Niger Company commercial enterprise”. LAST week, I commenced a discussion on the concept of traditional…

RELEVANCE OF SEPARATION OF POWERS AND ITS APPLICATION TO NIGERIA (2) Under what circumstances can a Judge give judgment against the President, members of the National Assembly, the Police, the Army without fear or favour, bearing in mind the conditions under which they serve? It is my view that the conditions of service including salaries,…

CONVOCATION OF SOVEREIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE BEFORE THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS (4) “The only long term solution to insecurity is a new constitution”. In recent times, three separate but related events have attracted public attention in Nigeria. The first was the decision of the South West States to launch a security outfit to combat rising spate…

CONVOCATION OF SOVEREIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE BEFORE THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS (3) I have received several responses from readers on the need for the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference before the next general elections scheduled for 2013. I welcome these responses and thank the writers for taking the time to comment on an issue of…

RECURRING DELAY IN PASSAGE OF BUDGET: MATTERS ARISING “The Chilean constitution mandates that the executive provide the legislature its budget 60 days before the end of the fiscal year. While this time- frame is comparable with a number of countries, the consequences of Chilean legislative inaction are especially significant. If the legislature does not approve…

ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF SERVING JUDGES: THE ROLE OF NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL “All that is required is that the NJC be allowed to carry out its duties before Judges are brought before a court of law to face criminal prosecutions”. On the 11th December 2017, the Court of Appeal delivered what many have described as a…

Afe Babalola x-rays success factors in establishing universities By: Tunde Olofintila The world over and across all cultures, the establishment of universities has been an expensive and non-rewarding enterprise where their Founders/Proprietors would continually be spending on salaries, infrastructure and equipment among several other shades and shapes of overheads. No wonder, private universities abroad rely…

FORCED SLAVERY AND SELF IMPOSED SLAVERY IN NIGERIA AND BEYOND “We think this trade must go on. That is the verdict of our oracle and the priests. They say that your country, however great, can never stop a trade ordained by God himself” In mid November CNN broadcast a video showing how black Africans were…

RECURRING PROBLEMS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION: ZERO PARTY AS BASIS FOR ELECTION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL (2) “I suggest that election to local councils should no longer be on political party basis but strictly on zero party. Elections on a zero party system will ensure that candidates will be drawn from the locality in which…

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