HOW THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NIGERIA AND THE CAMEROONS WAS FORMED

During the Second World War in 1944, the student boarders of King’s College, Lagos were moved from the college premises to ‘Bonanza House’ in Customs Street, to enable the Army to use the College buildings. The students went on strike when they felt they were badly treated in their new accommodation. Some of the student …

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Ambrose Ali University ASUU chairman suspended over sex-for-marks scandal

The management of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo state, has suspended the Chairman of ASUU branch of the University, Dr. Monday Igbafen over alleged gross misconduct bordering on sexual harassment and threats of sex for marks. Leadership reports that Igbafen's suspension order was contained in University’s News Bulletin, dated 13th February and signed by …

FLASHBACK: What Buhari said when INEC postponed 2015 election

President Muhammadu Buhari heavily criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) when it postponed the 2015 general elections. Then an aspirant under the APC merger, Mr Buhari also criticised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of systematic rigging. On February 8, 2015, six days away, INEC postponed the February 14 presidential election by six weeks …

MPs have voted for a fantasy. It’s an indictment of our entire political class by Tom Clark

Politicians have lost the plot. But lawyers still grasp Brexit realities In times of crisis, politics usually tramples on the law. But this time a fractured Westminster can’t even agree on the facts Politics and law are entirely different ways of seeing the world, even though they bump up against each other all of the …

What to Watch for in Nigeria’s Election by John Campbell

Campaign billboards with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Nigeria's main opposition party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar with his running mate, Peter Obi, in Abuja, Nigeria, on February 5, 2019. Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters Nigerians will go to the polls to cast votes in national elections on Saturday, February 16. The country has a …

Can children and parents apply to remain after seven years residence? By Colin Yeo

From a child’s perspective, seven years of residence in the UK can be literally a lifetime. It may be the sum of all the child’s experience and the UK may be the only home they know in any meaningful sense. On top of that, children do not make their own decisions about moving homes and …

Nigeria election: ‘Mr Honesty’ tainted by failure to tackle corruption by Eromo Egbejule

Supporters Buhari hold up brooms at the Lagos rally. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP Muhammadu Buhari’s reputation hindered by allegations about his allies Nigeria’s president, who came to power with a pledge to tackle corruption, has said he needs more time to sort out the problem but has begun no successful prosecutions and has appeared to condone …

Political season awards by Feyi Fawehinmi

APC leader, Adams Oshiomole Nigerian politicians are ridiculous. But during election campaigns aka political season, their ridiculousness rises to new levels. Thus, I am compelled by circumstances to present the inaugural Fawehinmi Political Season Awards. The PPP Award The Preposterous Political Personality (PPP) award goes to Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the outgoing governor of Ogun state. …

Nigeria’s Election Brings Dual Crises Back to the Polls: Corruption and Boko Haram By Dionne Searcey and Emmanuel Akinwotu

Supporters of President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigera at a rally in Kano last month. Mr. Buhari first took power after a military coup in 1983, and won election in 2015. Supporters of President Mohammadu Buhari of Nigera at a rally in Kano last month. Mr. Buhari first took power after a military coup in 1983, …

Has Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari honoured his promises?

Lagos, Nigeria - Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people had thronged the streets of Nigeria to celebrate Muhammadu Buhari's historic win in the presidential election in 2015, hoping the country's problems would end soon. The former army general had defeated rival Goodluck Jonathan by more than two million votes on the strength of his grassroots …