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 …

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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 …

We’ve elected uneducated leaders –Sanusi By OLALEYE ALUKO

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday said Nigerians must ensure they elect into public offices, leaders who “are educated and know the value of education.” Sanusi said Nigerians had made mistakes in the past by electing leaders without education, who subsequently could not give quality education when they got into the government. …

Letter from Nigeria: Young country for old men by Mannir Dan Ali for the BBC

President Muhammudu Buhari, (left) 71 will face his strongest challenge from Atiku Abubakar, 75 Editor-in-chief of Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper Mannir Dan Ali looks at why a country where more than half the population is under 35 looks set to get another septuagenarian president after next year's election. On polling day, the two leading candidates …

Racist-In-Chief by Ryan Bort

The president continues to embrace white nationalism as Republican candidates struggle in the polls President Trump has provided America with yet another reminder to never underestimate how deep into the gutter he will crawl to win an election. On Wednesday afternoon, the president tweeted a new, deeply racist campaign ad in which he continued to …