Are Houses of Assemblies rubber stamps for the Executive governors Punch

The concept of rubber stamp in legislative-executive relationship is a negative one. I want to think that a lawmaker, who thinks that a state House of Assembly can be a rubber stamp for development, is just being sarcastic by trying to justify why they (lawmakers) will always endorse executive actions. But the entire idea of …

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God Created the Nigerian in 7 DaysBy Pius Adesanmi

A married man who served two terms as state governor and has since been in the Senate and is one of the "leaders of Nigeria" is caught in a sexual romp in a hotel. Even that has degenerated into ethnic and religious warfare, underwritten by cultural alibis. No way to say: what is wrong is …

AFRAID OF DEFENSE LAWYERS, MUCH?Hassan Mohammed

All of a sudden a lot of people I have a lot of respect for are proving that the respect is misplaced. Some of the commentaries about that Evans lawyer are unbelievably stupid, petulant, impetuous and totally uncalled for. I'm shocked that people are saying a man, no matter how evil we think he is, …

One of Africa’s best kept secrets – its historyBBC

 Pyramids in KushKush Communications The pyramids from the Kingdom of Kush form one of the most spectacular sights in Sudan Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa. Zeinab Badawi has been asking …

Trump’s Obama Obsession      Charles M. Blow

Donald Trump has a thing about Barack Obama. Trump is obsessed with Obama. Obama haunts Trump’s dreams. One of Trump’s primary motivators is the absolute erasure of Obama — were it possible — not only from the political landscape but also from the history books. Trump is president because of Obama, or more precisely, because …

Recovering Africa’s Stolen Assets: Lessons from the Windward Trading Case

A report by the World Bank's Stolen Asset Recovery programme found that, while nearly $1.4 billion in suspected corrupt assets were frozen in OECD countries between 2010 and 2012, less than $150 million was returned. Recovering stolen assets is of particular importance for sub-Saharan African countries, given the extent of the looting of public funds …