Great art should stay in museums, not be returned to where it was made by TIFFANY JENKINS

While on a walking tour of England in 1782, the German, Carl Philip Moritz, wandered through the British Museum and was astonished — by the exhibits but also the clientele. It was humming with people, “of all classes and both sexes, including some of the lowest classes; for, since the Museum is the property of …

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Profile of General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yamma Gowon

General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yamma Gowon was born on October 19, 1934 in Lur, Kanke Local Government area of Plateau state, Nigeria. He was the fifth of eleven children and grew up in Zaria, Kaduna where he had his early life and education. His parents, Nde Yohanna and Matwork Kurnyang were early converts to Christianity and …

‘Why judges are referred in male gender in Nigeria’ by Unini Chioma

The Director of Information of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Soji Oye has explained why male and female judges are mentioned in the male gender. Females on the bench from Magistrates, judges of High Courts and justices in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are usually represented as males in nouns, adjectives and pronouns. …

The photographer taking the Twitter war to Trump

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his portraits of Obama into spiky ripostes to the tweet-happy current president Pete Souza Inauguration Day 2017 was an emotional day. I had spent eight years visually documenting President Barack Obama’s time in office as his chief official White House photographer, and I was exhausted. I looked …

What Lord Peter Hain didn’t consider when he rushed to name Philip Green by Secret Barrister

There are conflicting interests and considerations of public policy, free speech, evidence and law which deserved a fair hearing The Telegraph reported that it had been prevented by a court injunction from naming a well-known businessman who was the subject of serious allegations of racial and sexual harassment by employees. The man in question and …

What Africa’s Richest Man Thinks Would Make Africa Rich by Tom Saater for TIME

With hundreds of multi-hued cranes and stacked shipping containers, the construction site rises from the swamps east of Lagos like a Technicolor hallucination. It is Nigeria’s latest hope for transforming its stagnant economy: a $10.5 billion oil refinery that will be Africa’s biggest, able to produce 650,000 barrels a day. When the pumps roar to …

Donald Trump’s growing list of failures by The Observer editorial

It has been a difficult week for Donald Trump. A series of reverses at home was followed in short order by one of the US president’s least favourite things – obligatory participation in an international summit, namely this weekend’s G20 gathering in Buenos Aires, where he is not the sole focus of attention. Personal interaction …

Donald Trump’s vile rhetoric and the US pipe bombs by The Observer editorial

Donald Trump’s inadequate and self-referential response to last week’s spate of attempted pipe bomb attacks was, sadly, what we have come to expect from this most un-presidential of American presidents. As Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, told CNN, Trump has “never fully made the transition” from candidate to White House incumbent. It is …

Succession and discrimination – death or divorce By Giles Peaker

London Borough of Haringey v Simawi & Anor (2018) EWHC 2733 This was a challenge, arising from a possession claim, to the ‘one succession’ rule on secure tenancies. Mr S was the son of Mr and Mrs Simawi, who were the joint secure tenants of a Haringey property, beginning in 1994. The father died in …

SPECIAL REPORT: The men who embezzled Nigerian Airways to death By Nicholas Ibekwe for Premium Times

Nigeria_Airways On Tuesday, as the Nigerian government commenced payment of the pension of retired employees of the defunct Nigerian Airways, members of the House of Representatives passed a resolution to investigate those indicted for looting the resources of the fallen national carrier. After weeks of verification, the government eventually cleared about 6,000 former employees to …