Gang injunctions, human rights and standards of proof

The Court of Appeal recently rejected a legal challenge brought on human rights grounds over a gang injunction obtained by Birmingham City Council. Jonathan Manning and Ayesha Omar explain why. Summary The Court of Appeal has held that proceedings for a gang injunction under Part 4, Policing and Crime Act 2009 (the “2009 Act”) and …

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Governance Is Not For Dancers’ — Oshiomhole Taunts Adeleke (Video of Oshiomole dancing)

Editorial: Barefaced hypocrisy Adams Oshiomhole Share this on WhatsApp Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Osun state does not need a governor who would turn the government house to a disco place. Oshiomhole said this during the APC governorship rally in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday. Ademola Adeleke, senator …

War-weary soldiers protest in Maiduguri by Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim

The British troops during the second world war were referred to as a bunch of lions led by donkeys. Such a setiment is apt for today's Nigerian Army. Their leadership are on the take and on the run. They are promoted beyond their abilities and have no business leading cows rather than our heroes in …

Zimbabwe’s new finance minister considering scrapping bond notes, what you need to know…

Zimbabwe introduced bond notes in November 2016 in a bid to ease acute shortages of cash. Photo: Shutterstock. HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube may scrap the quasi currency bond note and liberalise exchange controls as part of reforms he plans to implement by end of this year, a state-owned weekly newspaper …

No Books, No Desks, No Pay: Nigeria’s Education System Is Failing by Tope Alake

When Babalola Foluke enters her classroom at Ibadan Municipal Government primary school in southwestern Nigeria each morning she faces a demoralizing scene: shortages of books, chalk and desks for her 41 students. Often, she hasn’t been paid for several months. Foluke, 44, is one of tens of thousands of teachers struggling to train the next …

Full Text: Kemi Adeosun’s resignation letter to Buhari

14th September, 2018 His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria State House Aso Villa Abuja Dear Excellency, Let me commence by thanking you profusely for the honour and privilege of serving under your inspirational leadership. It has been a truly rewarding experience to learn from you and to observe at close quarters your …

Meet Dr Dayo Olukoshi, Nigerian Principal Who Heads East London School With Best 2018 A’level Result

A Nigerian principal identified as Dr. Dayo Olukoshi currently heads Brampton Manor Academy, a state school located in East London, United Kingdom, that  produced the best A’level results this year. This is an amazing feat and we celebrate our own. Over 100 of the sixth form students obtained straight A* to A and gained admissions …

Boston Firm Admits ‘Massive Failure’ in Plan to Aid South Africa Tax Agency

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, center, has promised to tackle endemic corruption in the government.Gulshan Khan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images CAPE TOWN — The Boston consulting firm Bain and Company, which usually gets top dollar for its meticulously researched advice, charged $11 million on a contract in 2015 to advise South Africa’s tax agency …