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Kayode Ajulo writes that the Nigerian Judiciary is still a pawn in the hands of the executive with respect to the issue of financial autonomy. It will be recalled that on the 28th of August 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to hold her customary speech in mid-October, a move many believed was calculated to suspend parliament for a month and tactically limit lawmakers’ time to block a no-deal Brexit. This singular request by the PM amplified the drama and intrigues surrounding the UK’s decision to withdraw its membership of the European Union. The Queen acting pursuant to the request by the PM ordered as follows: “It is this day ordered by Her Majesty in Council that the Prorogued on a day no earlier than Monday the 9th day of September and no later than Thursday the 12th day of September 2019 to Monday the 14th…

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BACKGROUND It will be recalled that on the 28th of August 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to hold her customary speech in mid-October, a move many believed was calculated to suspend Parliament for a month and tactically limit lawmakers’ time to block a no-deal BREXIT. This singular request by the PM amplified the drama and intrigues surrounding the UK’s decision to withdraw its membership of the European Union. The Queen acting pursuant to the request by the PM ordered as follows: “It is this day ordered by Her Majesty in Council that the Prorogued on a day no earlier than Monday the 9th day of September and no later than Thursday the 12th day of September 2019 to Monday the 14th day of October 2019,” The purported prorogation of Parliament led to a public outcry in the UK, the Speaker of the House of Commons…

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The unfortunate xenophobic is a patent fallout of the calamity that befalls the third world, particularly the old colonies of colonial masters. I’ve said it before, we need to be compensated, for the pillage not only of our resources but our brains, knowledge, attitude, altitudes, culture and values. It’s why we hate ourselves, we attacked and killed ourselves because we’ve being programs go against anything African, hence black is abhorred. Don’t you see the way some bleached their skins to look white. On a serious note Xenophobic attacks in South Africa stems from the standpoint of misplaced anger, hatred on the part of South Africans towards other Africans most especially Nigerians. It is sad and appalling that South Africans failed to advert their minds to their not too long history of apartheid for which Nigerian played a key role in ending. This unexpected behaviour cannot be justified in the…

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My attention has been drawn to the publication in print and electronic media of my encounter with some vigilantes on my way from Akure on the 21st July, 2019 which has generated a lot of controversial responses from different quarters. I have received calls from various well-wishers and friends of mine, locally and internationally, who out of concern, inquired whether I was hurt or injured by the vigilantes. It is pertinent to state that I am quite hale and hearty without any injury or harm. Moreso, it is important to state for the records the actual facts as regards the events that occurred that fateful, Sunday afternoon of 21st July, 2019 in order to clarify the narrative trailing the publications. It is quite true that I was in Akure, Ondo State from Friday, 19th July, 2019 to Sunday, 22nd July, 2019 for my mother’s investiture as the Iya-Ijo (Chief Matron)…

AIT Vs. NBC: My Humble Opinion. The recent withdrawal of license of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power owned by the management of DAAR Communications by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) as expected, has generated lots of hues and cries from the general public. It was reported that the Director General of NBC said the decision was based on the violation of the broadcasting code of the station and failure of the broadcasting station to pay its license fees as when due which is backed up by the provisions of paragraph 10 of the third schedule of the NBC Act. It was however alleged that the actual reason for the withdrawal of license was principally linked to the issues regarding the operations of AIT/Raypower, particularly, political platforms and Kakaaki aired on AIT. It is on this note that it is imperative to bring to bear the position of the…

Saying Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, CON is a distinctive personality, no doubt, amounts to stating the obvious. Times and events have certified him as a father of nations, he also carries toga of an enigma of detribalized intercontinental leadership. He has served in various local, regional and national capacities, including as a Commissioner for Education, Finance and Establishment in the old Bendel State in the 70s, Federal Minister for Information and National Orientation during the civil war till 1975 when General Gowon’s regime was terminated, as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1983 and todCelebrating Chief E. K. Clark at 92: A Tribute to a Living Legend Saying Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, CON is a distinctive personality, no doubt, amounts to stating the obvious. Times and events have certified him as a father of nations, he also carries toga of an enigma of detribalized…

Abstract In the recent times, there have been calls from different quarters on the need to legalize the use of Marijuana in Nigeria. This legal opinion considers the mischief behind the laws proscribing the production, possession, sale and use of Marijuana and thereafter considers the benefits of legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria. Introduction Classified as an illicit drug in many countries, marijuana is outlawed by many governments. In Nigeria, it is often referred to as ‘Indian hemp’, in the country, Cannabis Sativa, which has enjoyed use as fibre, seed and seed oils, medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug traces its origin to Central and South Asia. The drug also has many other aliases igbo, dope, ganja, sensi, kuma, morocco, eja, kpoli, weed, trees, etc. Though usually smoked, the plant can be soaked in alcoholic drinks dubbed ‘monkey-tail’, and consumed mostly in the south-south parts of the country. Some people…

The Forward With Buhari Campaign Team (FWB) , says has kicked off registration of Volunteers of its initiative tagged “National anti-rigging Volunteers.” The Secretary of the Group and Human Rights Lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday after a meeting with stakeholders. He explained that the initiative was aimed at check mating vote rigging across the nation in the 2019 presidential elections. The group was unveiled in Abuja on Tuesday. Ajulo said the initiative was part of the group’s proposed mass mobilisationation and mandate protection which it intended to employ, in ensuring that the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari was not scuttled by vote riggers. He said the group had already commenced the recruitment of young Nigerians as volunteers, who will be equipped with necessary Information Communication gadgets, that would be used to expose any form of rigging or voters inducement, particularly, the opposition during the…

Human rights lawyer, Kayode Ajulo has joined other prominent legal practitioners calling for the immediate release of human rights activist and co-convener of #OurMumuDonDo , Deji Adeyanju. Adeyanju and two others were arrested on Wednesday by the Police while leading a protest against Police involvement in politics. Bob Olukoya a UK based lawyer has lended his voice to the purpotedly unlawful arrest of protesters in Nigeria. Bob posted as follows on Wednesday “Nigerian Police: I heard you guys have arrested Prince Deji Adeyanju. No problem. Make sure you charge him to court by daylight or else you will hear from us all…. #Justice4Deji” Picures: Protesters have been gathering momentum on Wednesday as many social media users use hashtag #FreeDejiNow, #FreeDeji #Justice4Deji among others to highlight what they refered to as unlawful arrest and detention by Nigerian Police. In the same vein Olufemi Olu-Kayode (FFK) posted on his social…