HARD WORDS FOR A HARD COUNTRY | by Ayo Sogunro
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HARD WORDS FOR A HARD COUNTRY | by Ayo Sogunro

Nigeria is not progressing in any meaningful way. Except that modern technological advances  continue to insulate us from the worst effects of bad governance, we are deteriorating rapidly in several ways. In particular, the last few years have seen a rapid decline in Nigeria’s indicators. Between 2016 and now, Nigeria has been ranked as having … Continue reading

ON NIGERIAN LAWYERS AND RECEIVED ENGLISH LORE | by Ayo Sogunro
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ON NIGERIAN LAWYERS AND RECEIVED ENGLISH LORE | by Ayo Sogunro

A couple of weeks ago, I received a bulletin email from Dr Aminu Gamawa, secretary of the newly constituted “Nigerian Bar Association Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee”. According to the email, this committee had been created to review “the current regulatory objectives and the regulatory architecture of the legal profession”. This is a good idea. … Continue reading

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THE UNFORTUNATE CASE OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE | by Ayo Sogunro

The utility of the Nigeria Police Force has, again, been questioned since the increasing presence of “Fulani herdsmen” marauders in the country. Any Nigerian child with a fair level of social-awareness can tell you one or two negative things about the police. The Nigeria Police Force is considered the primary symbol of corruption, administrative inefficiency … Continue reading

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CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC OFFICIAL | by Ayo Sogunro

Sometime last week, President Muhammadu Buhari gave an apology. This was for his administration’s improper dissolution of university boards. Apologies are uncharacteristic for Nigerian presidents in general, and for Buhari in particular. This is why his words are worth noting: “There is nothing wrong in saying sorry and going back on your decision. So, we … Continue reading