Buhari’s autocracy and why the CJN suspension cannot stand

By Festus Ogun President Mohammadu Buhari, a former military dictator, has once again put the law on his head and subsequently summersaulted with it. He did this on Friday, January 25, 2019, by suspending the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen and appointed Mr Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed from Bauchi state as acting CJN. To start with, the suspension is unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, arbitrary and a complete capsize of the rule of law. The position of our law as regards the removal of the CJN is succinctly stated under…

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Not until the average civil servant can buy a land and build a house on his government salary, Nigeria is a Failure— Obie3ice

In a post made by an instagram user, Obie3ice, He talks about his observation on the state of the Nigerian affairs. He said, I know a Man in Nigeria, who started work in the Civil service in 1983 with a Salary of N500($700) at the then Bendel State University now Ambrose Alli University. He just recently retired in 2018 on a salary of N180,000($500). For 35 years in active service, He was moving slowly and consistently moving backwards. This is what bad governance can do and could still do in…

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JUSTICE: How the Nation of Nigeria Failed Ochanya Ogbaje

Caroline Omotayo, Founder, Hope Restoration Foundation/TheElite Times Guest writer, in this emotion-provoked piece, perused into the decadence of values, morality and the insanity that currently characterizes the third world, asking rhetorically if Ochanya and the several Ochanyas in the world will ever get Justice?   It is no more a news that the incident of late Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje a 13-year old girl that was raped to death by her uncle Mr Andrew ogbuja a 51-year old lecturer in the department of catering and hotel management, benue state polytechnic, ugboloko,…

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Mass Media: An Estate Under Siege

  By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye Any system that declares war against the Media and the Legislative arm of government for no reason than refusing to be a RUBBER STAMP cannot be called DEMOCRACY but a DICTATOR in Civilian Uniform. From my archive, I authored 118 columns in Print and Online News Platforms against the PDP led administration from 2011 till date without being questioned at any police or DSS formation. However, today, the APC government in Nigeria at all levels who enjoyed the support of the media and civil society…

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Yoruba KO’YA And Her Peaceful Match For Restructuring

By Afiz Mosope Abolayo Last Week Friday 13th of April, 2018, will remain a memorable day for a long time to come in Yoruba land. It was a day when millions of people in the six south western states of Nigeria comprising of Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun and Lagos state respectively woke up to behold a Pan Yoruba Movement Group “YORUBA KO’YA ” in their hundreds marched round all the state capitals in the south western geo political zone of Nigeria in a peaceful protest to  sensitive the people…

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Highlight of Lai Mohammed’s response to ex-president, Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye On a lighter mood, most of my followers on social networks had accused me of not seeing anything good about the Buhari’s administration thus far. I therefore bring to you the highlight of the Federal Government’s response to the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo’s press statement on State of the Nation as authored by the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. Enjoy, peruse and react! * Foreign Reserves have peaked at $40b, the highest level in about four years, and up from $24 billion just a year ago, even…

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Fulani Herdsmen: A Citizen’s Honest Perspective

  By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye POLITICALLY: The silence of some leaders on the payroll of central government, officially and unofficially, and the irresponsible comparison of herdsmen attacks under Goodluck Jonathan reign with the current administration by the Chief President Secretary to ASO VILLA is enough evidence to accuse President Muhammad Buhari of supporting the attacks being perpetrated by Fulani Herdsmen across the country. Logically, the reason for that comparison is as simple as “FULANI HERDSMEN HAVE NOT KILLED ENOUGH”. The President has shown not vigour and passion, no compassion, no…

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Ekiti 2018: Who is Afraid of Fayemi?

By Gboyega Ajayi It is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends and it is just as wrong, or even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends. Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State are currently working at cross-purposes. This may spell doom for the party and lead to another abysmal outcome in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The APC in Ekiti state is blessed with all shades of characters, out of which about forty (40) individuals have shown or…

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Ekiti 2018: APC, Give Us Babafemi Ojudu

By Oluwafemi Ojo In a matter of months the good people of Ekiti will have another golden opportunity(an opportunity that only presents itself after every four years in our clime) to choose between consolidation of executive rascality through crony and discontinuation of an appetitive style of governance, a form of political economy style propagated and popularized by the current governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and his political associates since the beginning of his second term in 2014. The matter that is therefore before thepeople of Ekiti home and…

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An Oppressed and the God of Wole Oluwasuji

  By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye Seven years ago, a boss, mentor and benefactor, Clement Olawole Oluwasujiwas materially, professionally, financially and emotionally oppressed out of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, without any justification as far as I knew. He was dismissed for not supervising an examination paper that had earlier been postponed but was rescheduled without a proper announcement. He got a harsh judgment in the hands of a powerful cabal envying his progress within his department. He was sacked without any gratuity. He lost his job. He was decayed. He…

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