By Aare Afe Babalola,SAN,CON Donald Trump, who was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America last Friday, is undoubtedly a very outspoken man who does not bother about how anyone receives his comment. Indeed, why this trait in Trump offends the establishment, it appeals to the vast majority of the “forgotten…

NIGERIA AND ECONOMIC RECESSION: WAY OUT (8) “In the absence of improved food processing methods and storage facilities, the fear of losing these products due to the effects of nature is one factor that may prevent farmers from engaging in their cultivation on a much larger scale than that which exists at the moment. Therefore…

GOVERNMENT 5% REWARD POLICY ON WHISTLEBLOWERS: NEED FOR STATUTORY FRAMEWORK FOR PROTECTION (2) “When faced with corruption, only few people have the courage to speak up. Reporting questionable practices or abuse of power without protection is simply too risky for many.” Last week I examined the ‘Whistle Blowing Programme,’ introduced by the Federal Government of…

 INDISCIPLINE IN NIGERIA’S EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (3) “Good academic qualifications without good foundation of self-discipline, the individual is useless to him/herself, family and the society”. Over the past two weeks I have examined the growing issue of indiscipline in Nigerian educational sector. I have stated how there is a growing menace of substance abuse amongst Nigerian…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE – ANOTHER LOOK AT THE ROLE OF LAWYERS AND JUDGES “There is a real link between a strong and independent judiciary and economic growth and prosperity. No investor will for example invest in a country in which it will take years to resolve the simplest of business disputes”. Last week,…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE- ANOTHER LOOK AT THE ROLE OF LAWYERS AND JUDGES  “There must be a conscious effort to improve the process and attract the best minds to the Bench. This can be achieved where Lawyers who are doing very well in private practice do not fear a regression in their earnings or standards…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE- ANOTHER LOOK AT THE ROLE OF LAWYERS AND JUDGES “Before laying the blame entirely at the doorsteps of Lawyers and Judges, society must firstly undertake a scrutiny of which or what values are still held dear or sacrosanct by its members. Like a popular musician once sang: “If you want to…

THE ANATOMY ACT: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES (1) “Since the enactment of the Anatomy Act, many developments have taken place which necessitates a revision or an amendment. The world has changed so much that aging statutes certainly need to be revisited. It is my view that the law is archaic and needs an overhaul”. INTRODUCTION The examination…

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL: SERVICE ABOVE SELF AN IDEOLOGY WORTHY OF EMULATION (4) “Based on these facts, it would be impossible for Nigerian Universities to compete favourably with any of the top universities in the world let alone drive innovation and maintain qualitative levels of delivery without donations, endowments or gifts from sources other than government”. Last week…

CREATION OF ADDITIONAL 18 STATES: NEED FOR A REFERENDUM (6) “The creation of the 12 States by General Yakubu Gowon structure was necessitated by a need to address structural imbalance which was at that time seen as the greatest impediment to the political and economic stability of the country. However, it appears that subsequent creation of…

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