Home-based players can succeed in Eagles with right mentality –Yobo

Super Eagles assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, has said the Nigeria Professional Football League is strong enough to throw up players who can succeed in the senior national team but they (players) must come with the right mentality. There have been mounting calls for increased number of home-based players in the Super Eagles as the national team coach Gernot Rohr has come under intense pressure to look inwards as he continues to build his team. The German coach has managed to use only 23 players from the local league since he…

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Rape: This cruel behaviour must stop

Rape cases in Nigeria in recent days are quite disheartening. It is never a funny experience for the victims of rape. Before now, apart from the victims, parents, family and friends of the violated usually live with the pain, abuse and stigma associated with the ugly and dehumanized onslaught. In some climes, the offence attracts capital punishment. Likewise, paedophilia attracts same consequence in some Arab countries. Identifying what constitutes a rape, the common knowledge is that of forced sexual intercourse with an opposite sex without their consent. It is surprising…

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Biafra, Mayrock and justice

  Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant”- Henry David Thoreau     If you are feeling that Nigeria environment is looking harsh and discordant, take a critical look at the level of injustice in the country. Last weekend was the anniversaries of some remarkable dates in our national history as a country with all highlighting the inherent injustices in our clime. May 29, 2020 was the anniversary of three events, the fifth anniversary of coming into power of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All…

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Still on ‘Is this the language PHCN understands?’

First to respond to last week’s “Is this the language PHCN understands?” was Mr. Adesegun Dosumu, Chairman, Oloye Estate CDA, Erunwen-Ikorodu, who narrated his estate’s tale of woes; thereafter, he forwarded to me a copy of their petition dated Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 to fsoetan@ikeja electric.com and complaints@nercng.org. I have yet to get an acknowledgment of my own petition to the same Soetan. Sina Loremikan, veteran journalist and rights advocate, called to salute what he called the “NEPA War” and to enlist as a frontline General in the diligent prosecution…

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A pandemic Nigeria in search of leadership

    O ften times, I tried as much as possible to wear a smileful face to encouragingly cushion the pandemic effect of a pandemic economy in a pandemic country that has become pandemically nepotistic by a president that has shown incompetence at managing the challenges facing Nigeria. I truly feel for my dear country men and women. I feel for a citizenry that is utterly and pandemically disillusioned in a country with limited choices, narrow opportunities and policy summersaults; a country that is manifestly living in self-denial, with broken…

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How media aid abuse of judicial process

    A detailed study of criminal prosecutions in Nigeria since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999 reveals the dramatic roles played by the media in cases after cases. I describe the role of the media as dramatic because in many cases the outcome of an investigation and prosecution of a criminal case is determined by the media before the judges is to give her judgement. In such situation where the media have consistently been a major outcome determinant of cases, any serious study of the Nigerian criminal…

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Justice Karibi-Whyte: The glorious exit of an uncommon jurist

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

T he Hon Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte recently passed on to the great beyond at 88. Kabiri-Whyte would be remembered, not just as an uncommon Jurist of great lucidity and untrammelled knowledge of the law, but also, as one of the few that became Professors of Law and worked their way from the judicial rung up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Justice Niki Tobi fell into this exceptional category.     The legal icon, prolific writer and author of many law books and about 55 academic papers, hailed from…

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Justice Karibi-Whyte: The glorious exit of an uncommon jurist

    The Hon Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte recently passed on to the great beyond at 88. Kabiri- Whyte would be remembered, not just as an uncommon Jurist of great lucidity and untrammelled knowledge of the law, but also, as one of the few that became Professors of Law and worked their way from the judicial rung up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Justice Niki Tobi fell into this exceptional category.   The legal icon, prolific writer and author of many law books and about 55 academic papers, hailed…

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Akwuegbu tasks Rohr to win next AFCON, and reac h World Cup semis

Former Nigeria international Benedict Akwuegbu has welcomed the decision of Nigeria Football Federation to tie Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr to the new contract. The President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick announced on Wednesday that the Franco-German tactician had finally signed his long-awaited new deal that will keep in charge of the team until after 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Pinnick also stated that the Coach had been tasked to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations and also go beyond the group stage of the World Cup. While…

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‘Life with older men is better’

Two weeks ago, I read a post on a social media platform that spurred my desire to engage the author. The writer was courageous to write about her ‘mistake’ in the choice of a life partner. She lamented the loss of a better choice in older men that proposed to her one of whom she would have married despite the fear of going into polygamy as second wife. On my request, she offered to share her thought on marrying older men as a good option that assures stability, peace, love…

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