SECURITY FORCES, the law and indiscretions By Emmanuel Onwubiko

“If we feel our own happiness is threatened by a move towards the greater good, it’s hard to vote for the greater good”, (The Rules of People” by Richard Templar). The above citation from the international best-selling series as aforementioned has indeed captured the essence of the Rule of law in any sane and humane […]

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The ICPC’s ‘bow and go’ enforcement

By Emmanuel Onwubiko To begin from a positive note, this writer notes with satisfaction the determination and zeal showed so far by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related Offences Commission (ICPC) in the prosecution of the director general of the Natural Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Alhaji Modibbo Kawu over alleged #2.5 billion misappropriation of public […]

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Boris Johnson’s premiership and Africa

By Emmanuel Onwubiko About noon today, Great Britain would have officially formalized modalities to have a fresh prime minister to take over from the immediate past leader and only the second ever woman premier after Mrs. Margret Thatcher in the person of Mrs. Theresa May. Precisely around noon on July 23rd 2019, Mr. Boris Johnson was […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS’ ISSUES IN BAYELSA POLLS By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Bayelsa state is the ancestral home of the Ijaw speaking ethnicity in the deep south and is the first spot whereby crude oil explorations in Nigeria began over four decades running. Bayelsa is unique in the sense that apart from the South East of Nigeria whereby the entire population speaks a common native tongue of […]

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PMB, How many more prisons for Shiites? By Emmanuel Onwubiko

One of the most cherished values that marks out a society as genuinely humane and responsive to the yearnings of the generality of the citizenry, is the ability of the institutions of democracy to be stronger than individuals in such a robust manner that no single political office holder can clothe himself with powers extraneous and […]

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Idumuje-Ugboko’s end to terrorism and right’s violations

By Emmanuel Onwubiko The current administration has just intervened in the protracted human rights violations that have threatened the social fabrics of a notable agrarian community in the crude oil rich Delta state known as Idumuje-Ugboko which is approximately a trekkable distance from the political seat of power of Delta state of Asaba. The alleged […]

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Firestorm of insecurity and impunity in Nigeria

By Emmanuel Onwubiko Malcom N. Shaw, Queens Counsel, is a senior fellow at the Lautorpacht Centre for international law, university of Cambridge, United Kingdom. In the preambles to his scholarly work on international law, he had stated as follows: “law is that element which binds the members of the community together in their adherence to […]

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