Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem
It is most unfortunate that the proposed appointment of new judges for Nigeria’s Court of Appeal has been controversial since the announcement of a shortlist in December 2020. The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has now … Read the rest
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the arrest of Salisu Tanko-Yakassai, a former Special Adviser on Media to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who was arrested by the Department of State Services shortly after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari … Read the rest
The American diplomat John Campbell observes that Nigeria is always “dancing on the brink”. Constantly tempting fate may be a good plot in a Dostoevskian novel or in a Brechtian drama. But in real life, it can lead to irreversible … Read the rest
Even as figure of speech, I had thought this business of the tongue being a monster or a man’s most dangerous enemy was in the exclusive remit of literature.
That was until I chanced on Kano State’s Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s … Read the rest
On January 9, 2021, operatives of Amotekun – the quasi-state police outfit of south-western Nigeria – went to Aiyete in Ibarapa LGA, Oyo state, on a mission to arrest suspected kidnappers based on “intelligence” from the local communities. At the … Read the rest
The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States. The South Korean candidate … Read the rest
The Voice of Reason Lecture Series are dedicated to the memory of the late Goke Omisore, businessman and scion of one of the greatest aristocratic families from Ile-Ife. Arole Olagoke Omisore was born on February 19, 1949. He passed away … Read the rest
On Sunday, February 14, the Nigerian Presidency in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu reportedly affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure the protection of all religious and ethnic groups in the country, whether majority or minority, … Read the rest
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the leading international trade body as it seeks to to resolve disagreements over how it decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.
Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed director-general of the … Read the rest
There is tension in Lagos as many youth in the state have vowed to counter the planned February 13 #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest at the tollgate plaza with #DefendLagos.
The plan to #OccupyLekkiTollGate came barely one day after the ruling of the … Read the rest