Lawan@61: The quintessential politician behind the Gavel

Ola Awoniyi   When Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan graduated from the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in 1984 with a B.Sc in Geography, his apparent career was as an academic. The career was probably foisted on him as Ahmad was a beneficiary of the legacy of Professor Jubril Aminu, who, as the Vice- Chancellor of UNIMAID, offered graduates with first-class or second class upper degrees appointment at the university as graduate assistants. For the next decade, Lawan’s sojourn was within the academic community of UNIMAID. In 1990, he went to the Cranfield…

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Dapo Abiodun: New road decongests toll gate, Lagos/Abeokuta Road

Seyi Bakare   It was like a Christmas gift. Two days to the 2019 Christmas celebration, Governor Dapo Abiodun drove through Lagos – Abeokuta Road to Ota, Ogun State, to inspect two roads being done at Osi Ota to link AIT Road and Ikola, Lagos State. One of the roads – Osi Ota/AIT Road – was 95 percent completed while the other – Osi Ota/Ikola Road – was at about 80 percent completion stage. Residents trooped out at the sound of the siren announcing the governor’s visit. Within minutes of…

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Kwara yesterday, today and tomorrow

Waheed Bakare   Although I am not an active participant, I have a vested interest in Kwara State politics. My interest is borne out of being an indigene of the state. Besides, the political concept behind the ‘O to ge,’ a protest movement and the resistance/insistence ideology of the ‘O tun ya’ group further piqued my interest in the politics of the state that prides itself as the ‘State of Harmony.’ I consider O to ge/ O tun ya philosophy as Kwara’s contribution to the lexicon of Nigeria’s political dictionary.…

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Dryness of the skin

DR ADE ODERINDE     Miss LTF has had an age long struggle with dry skin. She’s a fashion freak just like her mum and acquisition of ornaments is actually her passion. There is a particular brand of lotion that’s been just fine on her skin over the years, but the fashion adventurer in her craved for something new. This craving got a push from her friend who introduced her to a ‘’much more better fragranced moisturizer which keeps the skin glowing all day’’. She started the application almost immediately…

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The people that may not find peace in marriage (part 1)

There are some people that may never find peace in marriage irrespective of who they marry or get married to. It is not a curse. It is a function of principles. Life operates based on principles and standards and once the divinely laid down principles are violated or disrespected, things go the other way. There is equally a category of people that get married but lose their peace shortly after wedding or get their marital peace truncated after several years of marriage. Who are those people that may not find…

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Soleimani: When trouble sleeps yanga go wake am…

When trouble sleeps Yanga go wake am Wetin him dey find Palaver, he dey find – Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, 1972 On the morning of Friday, January 3, the world awoke to the staggering news of the assassination of a top Iranian General in the person of Qasem Soleimani. For those very few oblivious to who Soleimani was, let me quickly rig memories. Soleimani, who was widely considered the second most powerful man in Iran behind Supreme Leader  Ayatollah Khamenei, was head of the Quds Force, the overseas branch of the Revolutionary…

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Towards a noiseless Lagos

Dr Adedolapo Fasawe   What is a noise? How does it differ from sound? What levels of a noise is allowable in my area? How does it affect health? These are questions we frequently encounter in the course of performing our regulatory activities in the state. Sound is what the ears hear. Sound in moderate level is good to human ears. Correct perception of sound is a key evidence of the proper functioning of human auditory capacity. Our human ears are so accustomed to sound that one may practically live…

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President Buhari and corruption in Nigeria

    Sunday O. Ajai     P laywright and social critics, Prof. Wole Soyinka has urged those saddled with the responsibility of administering justice for social order not to trivialize corruption to score what he called, “dismissive political points”.     A few months ago, a report of Action Aid said there was a correlation between corruption and poverty in Nigeria. The nation scored high in corruption perception index and scored low in human development index, because the rate of corruption is high. The report said poverty level is…

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Bakare’s treatise on Nigeria’s enemies

Adewale Kupoluyi P astor Tunde Bakare is a common name in this part of the world. He is a lawyer, rights activist, teacher, author, and President, Latter Rain Assembly (End-Time Church). In a state of the nation broadcast themed; “Unveiling the True Enemies of Nigeria”, he offered rich moments to ruminate over our national life by going down memory lane into the political history of African most populous country.     Bakare has identified his perceived true  enemies of Nigeria among every level  of  government,  from  the  local  to  the …

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FG can’t detain Sowore, Dasuki in defiance of court orders

Femi Falana

Femi Falana     I n the same vein, the federal government did not  file  any appeal against any of the orders of the high courts  which had admitted Sowore and Dasuki to bail. Consequently,  no motion was ever filed for stay of execution of any of the court orders. Since no notice of appeal or motion for stay of execution was ever filed by the federal government against the orders of bail for Sowore and Dasuki the Justice Minister ought to tender a public apology for misleading the Nigerian…

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