IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – In the line of fire

The Senate on 28 June insisted that it will still go ahead with investigating the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, despite his recent resignation. This was sequel to a motion on Matter of Urgent Public Importance titled, ‘State of Affairs in the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Demand by Justices of the Court’, moved by the Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti). Following prayers of the motion, the senate resolved to mandate the committee to go ahead with its assignment to find a lasting solution to the matter by interacting with relevant stakeholders in the three arms of government as well as at the Bar and the Bench. While moving the motion pursuant to Rules 41 and 51 of the Senate Standing Orders, Bamidele noted that the poor welfare of judicial officers would affect the optimal delivery of the judiciary. Supporting the motion, Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, said “this motion will show clearly that the Senate is not unaware of the role it is supposed to play”. Tanko's abrupt exit confirming his ill health comes amid a raging crisis in the Supreme Court following allegations by ...
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ANALYSIS

The week ahead – In the line of fire

The Senate on 28 June insisted that it will still ...
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Chart of the week: The 2022 SBM state health preparedness index

February 27, 2022, marked exactly two years after the first ...
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Africa Watch – Re-echoing old wars

East African Community (EAC) leaders last Monday agreed to send ...
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The week ahead – Growing exasperation

14 Fourteen Justices of Nigeria's Supreme Court have written to ...
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Nigeria’s history of inflation: a tale of the destruction of value

One of the fundamental goals of a modern economic system ...
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Africa Watch – Dead men voting

Kenya’s electoral agency says an ongoing audit of its voters’ ...
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The week ahead – Occam’s razor

Nigeria’s unions under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress ...
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Africa Watch – An own goal

Cameroon’s government has announced that a group of soldiers killed ...
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The week ahead – The hungry for power games

At least 50 people were killed and others injured after ...
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Africa Watch – Rumble in the jungle

Senegal President Macky Sall, who chairs the Africa Union, has ...
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The week ahead – A hungry man is an angry man

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has picked former Vice President ...
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Africa Watch – A rush of gas

Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects ...
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The week ahead – The game is the game

Nigeria’s economy grew 3.11 percent in the first quarter of ...
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Non-aligned no more: A new age of great power competition in Africa beckons

A bill that would compel the United States Government to ...
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Africa Watch – A fraying Françafrique

Chadian police fired tear gas and used water cannons to ...
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The week ahead – Two-speed drive

Sokoto declared an immediate 24-hour curfew to quell protests demanding ...
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Africa Watch – Sit-tight Syndrome

Somalia held presidential elections yesterday. The elections are more than ...
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The week ahead – Whirlwinds

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has decided to run for president ...
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Taxing Nigeria’s subnational economies to oblivion

Nigeria is mired in a crisis where high inflation, sluggish ...
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Africa Watch – ECOWAS is failing

Guinea’s military junta said its transition back to civilian rule ...
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The week ahead – This is a safety announcement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) once more failed to ...
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Africa Watch – Exporting asylum

Denmark is in talks with Rwanda about setting up a ...
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The week ahead – Governance by freestyle

Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday passed a bill imposing jail terms ...
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Africa Watch – Africa’s gas takes centre stage

Italy clinched an agreement in early April to ramp up ...
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