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Richard Akinjide: Legal luminary, elder statesman

Richard Akinjide ON Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide, a legal giant who played prominent roles in Nigeria’s chequered history, passed on. The late elder statesman was a nationalist, administrator, politician, teacher and journalist whose impact on our legal and political firmaments dates back to the First Republic. For instance, he served as…

Abule Ado: Kudos to LASG

Scene of the explosion THE government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has continued to project an image of responsible governance. While still demonstrating great capacity in the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in the nation’s epicentre of the pandemic outbreak, the governor did not forget the promise he made to victims of the…

Handling the Export Growth Grant deadlock

THE attention of the public has recently been drawn to the protracted controversy over the implementation of the Federal Government’s Export Expansion Grant, EEG, a laudable policy aimed at driving non-oil exports and ultimately diversifying Nigeria’s economy and the revenue base. As much as the objective is in tandem with the Economic Recovery and Growth…

Buhari ought to sign the Electoral Change Costs

IT is barely one month to the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term. In another six weeks or so, the Eighth National Assembly will also wind up. That the Executive and Legislative branches endured a stormy relationship since they came into government in May/June 2015 is beyond argument. No other legislative instrument underlined the…

Very first term oversights Buhari need to remedy

PENDING the final outcome of the proposed challenge of the Presidential Election at the Election Petition Tribunal, we join millions of law-abiding and well-meaning Nigerians to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari, whom the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, pronounced as the winner of the February 23, 2019 poll. According to…

Let there be peace

THE Presidential and National Assembly elections have come and gone. Winners and losers as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have also emerged. The winner of the presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari, has already been issued with his Certificate of Returns by INEC. President Buhari releases the pigeons to Mark the end of…

A vulnerable 2019 financial outlook

THE health of our 2019 economy looks fragile, like one convalescing from a protracted health challenge. Though we exited recession over a year ago, all macroeconomic performance indicators are still either in the negative or in sluggish recovery. But what are the key challenges as we brace up for 2019? Nigeria Economy The foremost has…

A New Year of hope and hard choice

The New Year across the world is usually a harbinger of hope, joy and good wishes. The year 2019 is expected not to be different. However, in our country, it is also a year of decision as Nigerians will be going to the polls in elections that may point a direction for this and future…

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