Browsing: Kayode Oladele

In his opinion, which was made available to the media over the weekend, all the facts and substantive issues as pleaded by the parties were well assembled,  painstakingly examined and specifically addressed while all applicable legal principles were well articulated and applied by the Court.

 In December 2022, the Federal Government through Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced the demonetization Policy which has necessitated the redesigning of new Naira notes to replace the old ones. The policy also set February 10, 2023 as the deadline for the phasing out of high-value naira notes, otherwise known as Naira swap throughout the country.

However, according to the former former Federal lawmaker, the National Assembly cannot grant the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or any federal Agency the power to retain a percentage of any funds recovered for administrative purposes through the Appropriation Act (annual budget) without first amending the Establishment Act of that Agency, in this case that of the EFCC.

When the youth are discussed in social and economic terms, they are said to be the architects of their own misfortune. On the political turf, they are totally excluded from power. They are merely complimented as “leaders of tomorrow”. In this article, I try to argue that central to the understanding of the youth question is our collective failure and the question of youth marginalization.

Commenting on the Nigeria nation-state, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, wrote as follows: “It has been estimated that there are about 250 national or ethnic groups in the country – each with its own distinct language…’ In any case, there are ten principal national groups namely: Hausa/Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Efik/Ibibio, Kanuri, Tiv, Ijaw, Edo, Urhobo, Nupe etc. These ten and the other national groups, who are still to be identified separately, are diverse in their origins, and speak different languages. In many respects, their cultural patterns, political institutions, social standards and customary usages differ very widely.” (Awolowo: 1966).

In order to achieve these objectives, certain fundamental things must happen, prominent amongst which are: patriotism, accountability and a social system that gives opportunities and advantages to people on the basis of their ability rather than their family background, political connection, religious, social or ethnographic considerations, etc.

Oladele spoke with The Eagle Online after the Federal Government told the Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin, and the suspended Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, to recuse themselves from duties until the Visitation Panel set up by President Buhari concludes its investigation.

Let me start by doing a quick comparison between conventional warfare and unconventional warfare. While conventional warfare is the use of conventional, traditional means to wage war, unconventional warfare on the other hand, uses unconventional weapons, targets the civilian population as well as the armed forces and specializes in unconventional tactics. The United States Department of Defense defines unconventional warfare as activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or insurgency to coerce, disrupt, or overthrow a government or occupying power by operating through or with an underground, auxiliary and guerrilla force in a denied area.