Saraki’s impeachment: Ozekhome, NBA chief, others caution Oshiomhole

Some eminent lawyers yesterday came down heavily on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, over his recent utterances since he assumed his new position. Specifically, among the utterances lawyers raised issue on was the one credited to Oshiomhole saying that, “No court will save Saraki.” The lawyers, who spoke to Saturday Telegraph, noted that such statement was a sign of disrespect to the nation’s judiciary. They, however, reminded him that he cannot be a judge in his own case. Oshiomhole had been calling for the…

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Lawyers to Ekweremadu: Coup not an option

Some senior lawyers have expressed concerns over a statement credited to the Senate deputy president, Ike Ekweremadu that the country’s democracy is receding and as such it is not unlikely for the military to take over. The lawyers, who spoke in separate interviews with New Telegraph, were unanimous that despite the numerous challenges the country is facing, military coup should not be an option to be considered by anyone. According to them, the era of military regime in the country is gone for good because the worst form of democratic…

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N4.8bn audit report: Judiciary, again on the spotlight

AKEEM NAFIU and TUNDE OYESINA write that five months after the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) published a report, indicting the judiciary as number two after police on corruption radar, another damning report by the Auditor-General of the Federation has again put the third arm of government on the spotlight. This time, the report accused the judiciary of defrauding the federal government of N4.8 billion in three years Five months after a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ranked the judiciary as number two most corrupt institution after…

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Magu should go, say Daudu, Ozekhome, Hon, others

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Tunde Oyesina, Akeem Nafiu and John Chikezie Forty-eight hours after the Senate insisted that the Presidency must comply with its resolution on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, lawyers were yesterday unanimous that the country was on the edge of a precipice. According to them, the Senate’s directive on the EFCC’s Acting Chairman must be complied with as otherwise would make the Presidency thread on an impeachable offence. Although they agreed that presidency’s insistence on Magu contrary to the Senate’s approval was…

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EFCC, humongous money ‘discoveries’ and circus shows

The farcical story that National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Nigeria’s external secret Police, has claimed ownership of the large hill of $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million heretic is total hogwash, bunkun and balderdash. Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so-called corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual and collective psyche has dulled our analytical minds.…

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EFCC, humongous money ‘discoveries’ and the continuous entertaining circus shows (Part 1)

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

INTRODUCTION The farcical story that NIA, Nigeria’s external secret Police, has claimed ownership of the large haul of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m is heretic flapdoodle, bunkum, baloney, hogwash, poppycock and balderdash. Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so called anti-corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual and collective psyche has dulled our analytical minds. The…

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…Ozekhome, others chide NIA over alleged ownership

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, yesterday, described, as farcical, the story that National Intelligence Agency, (NIA), Nigeria’s external secret police has claimed ownership of the large hill of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m. He said, “Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so called corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual…

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Accord concondiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity (13)

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

Marilyn Ferguson once opined that achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learnt to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher. Same can be said of these great Nigerian iconic achievers, who were themselves laboratory of innovation and change. On this note, we continue our discourse on these great Nigerian icons, Chief…

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