Author Archives: Mike Ozekhome

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Placing“Placeholders” Placeless

Placing“Placeholders” Placeless

The APC political contraption never ceases to amaze and confound me. It intrigues me to no end. This is a party (is it really one, going by the text book definition of a politcal party in Political Science?) that rose from its often predicted imminent disintegration into smithereens, like a phoenix from its ashes, in

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Can Mallam Nasir El-Rufai And Northwest Governors Engage Mercenaries to Fight Insecurity?

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai has just stirred the hornet’s nest when he declared that the Northwest governors and neighbouring Niger Republic may be forced to consider inviting mercenaries to help fight insecurity in their areas. The engagement of external mercenaries is akin to deployment of the military to repel and contain

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Neither A Governor Nor Deputy Governor Can Be Removed From Office By A Court Of Law For Defecting From His Political Party To Another

I have just read social media publications regarding the judgment delivered Tuesday by the respected Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja. I am of the firm belief that the judgment, shredded of all legal and factual details, cannot stand the acid test of constitutionalism, nor pass the furnace of appellate court’s

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I Humbly Disagree With Obasanjo And His Oily Thesis

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has theorized that the oil and gas found in the Niger Delta region belong to the federal government, and not to the oil-bearing communities. Legally speaking, Obasanjo can be said to be correct, because he was part and parcel of successive military juntas that cleverly and systematically inserted expropriatory and inhuman

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FIRS & Rivers State Government: Who should Now Collect VAT?

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has just ruled that both parties maintained the status quo in an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS against the judgement of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, validating the Rivers State law that empowered Rivers State Government to collect VAT, as against the FIRS that

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Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho, Boko Haram: Two Faces of Government Contradictions

Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, has declared he will not be intimidated by the recent fresh attempt by the Department of State Services, (DSS) to arrest him. He said any attempt to arrest him on Yoruba land will fail woefully. Nnamdi Kanu, still in DSS custody, is as defiant

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Prof. Auwalu Yadudu’s Scaremongering: Why The NASS Must Ignore Him

I have just read, to my utmost chagrin and dismay, a release authored by Prof. Auwalu Yadudu and currently trending in the social media. Yadudu titled his piece (which apparently represents his memorandum to the NASS Committee on the Review of the Constitution), “AVOID TAKING THE SLIPPERY SLOPE PATH TO CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW”. Although, I have

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