Perspectives

  • Rule by the gun? Never again!, by Gbemiga Ogunleye

    The year was 2002 and we were seeing off Mrs. Bola Thomas, the Chief Executive Officer of LTC Advertising. She had come to The Punch on a courtesy call, in solidarity, for the foremost role the newspaper played in forcing the soldiers back to the barracks, after 16 years of military rule. When we saw the charming lady to the…

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  • The feedback Tinubu needs, by Bolaji Adebiyi

    Protest in the streets is a wake-up call for the president that the people are not getting relief, writes Bolaji Adebiyi There were more troubles during the week as protesters took over Ibadan streets on Monday over the rising cost of living. There had been previous ones in Minna and Kano. Mercifully, the protests of prevalent biting hunger by the…

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  • Open letter to President on the state of the nation, need for immediate action

    His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TINUBU (GCFR), President C-in-C, of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aso Villa, FCT, Abuja. Your Excellency, OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT ON THE STATE OF THE NATION AND THE NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION. Keen observers of happenings in the Nigerian political sphere would testify that since Your Excellency’s inauguration into the office of…

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  • Aketi

    Aketi as I knew him: Lawyer and a professional in politics

    By Babatunde Ogala – I had met Aketi very early in my legal career. I didn’t have the privilege of meeting him before I was called to the bar and as a lawyer. I first encountered him as a young lawyer when he contested and was elected Publicity Secretary of the bar. From thence I admired him from a distance.…

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  • Dele Alake

    Nigeria leads Africa’s mining sector resurgence

     By Segun Tomori – The 30th edition of “Investing in Mining Indaba” recently held in Cape Town, South Africa provided another opportunity for African countries through their Ministers of Solid Minerals/Mineral Resources to consolidate on the pact to forge a common front in projecting the continent’s interest in the global mining industry. Nigeria and Uganda had led over a dozen…

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  • A World, a continent in transition, By Bola Tinubu

    The world exists in a period of fundamental transition. Neither Africa nor Nigeria is exempt from realities of this transition. Where there is transition, there inherently is uncertainty. Again, neither Africa nor Nigeria is immune from the uncertainty for it is systemic.  As a continent and as individual nations, we face strong headwinds and difficult hurdles seeking to complicate our…

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  • Lawyers are not traders, the legal practitioners Act is the only authority that allows practice of law in Nigeria, By Olukayode Ajulo

    The purported signing of the Enhanced Trade Investment Partnership (ETIP) Agreement between the Nigerian and United Kingdom governments has garnered significant media attention. This agreement aims to foster collaboration in various sectors, including finance, trade barriers, healthcare, investment, customs and trade facilitation, agriculture, intellectual property, creative industry, and legal services. Speculations have arisen regarding provisions that may permit UK lawyers…

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  • TRIBUTE: In Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, I lost a brother, by Akin Olujinmi

    It is indeed a sad moment for me as I write this tribute.   A huge chunk of me has been yanked off  by the  transition of Rotimi (Aketi) from the terrestrial plane to  celestial abode. 48 years of relationship in between us, 37 of  it professionally,  and not a day of quarrel. I have lost  a sibling from another mother,…

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  • Olayemi Cardoso’s dilemma, by Tunde Rahman

     Those who know Mr. Olayemi Cardoso will agree he got his current job as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria on a platter of solid professional background and strong personal attributes. His pedigree is rich as his character is unsullied. Cardoso had a remarkable private sector career where he shone brilliantly in banking, stockbroking and consulting. Cardoso also came…

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  • Herbert Wigwe always wanted you to consider it done, by Tolu Ogunlesi

    Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe (15 August 1966 – 9 February 2024) He made a living, and a fortune, pitching and being pitched to. In a viral video circulating in the wake of his passing, he’s captured pitching his latest project: a new University. “This is your project, and you will protect it with everything you have,” he says, in pidgin English.…

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