Nigeria’s Electricity Regulator’s reduction of tariffs


Proem It is the writer’s view that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (“NERC”) has performed its duties admirably in the last five (5) years. NERC has for example, worked very hard at forging a good balance (which is a delicate one) between consumer protection and investment attractiveness of the sector.

Ijaw youths accept Buhari, warn against violence

The President of the umbrella body of all Ijaw youths in the country, the Ijaw Youth Council, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, has called on all Ijaw youths across the nation to avoid all acts of violence, destruction and protests as a fallout of the last Saturday’s Presidential election, won by Maj.

MTN shares gain most in five years after peaceful Nigerian vote


MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s biggest wireless operator, increased the most in almost five years after former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari won a largely peaceful vote in Nigeria, the South African company’s biggest market. The shares advanced as much as 6.

Inexpensive measures to help alleviate the Lagos traffic situation


One of the greatest challenges faced by residents of Lagos is the difficulty of commuting. The state government, in appreciation of this fact, is expending large sums of money on improving the road infrastructure and the deployment of traffic officers. While commending these moves, I will like to suggest a

Uduaghan, MEND hail Jonathan, Buhari

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan demonstrated that he is truly a statesman and a patriotic Nigerian.

Slow growth spurs consolidation in Africa’s telecoms industry


A fresh wave of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals are expected to take place across Africa in 2015 due to slowing growth and increasing investment demands on telecommunications companies, industry analysts have said. Panellists at the Telecommunications Media and Technology (TMT) M&A Forum 2015, including industry heads, private equity investors

We may return to militancy, says Asari-Dokubo

A former Niger-Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, says with the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, he and other militants may be forced to return to the creeks. Asari-Dokubo, who hails from the same state as Jonathan, said the voting pattern showed that the South-West and the North ganged up against the

The judiciary in a democracy


The judiciary as the third leg of government could be described as a lubricant, having the capacity to calm frayed nerves and lubricate frictions in party and electoral systems. Its existence in a democratic government is justified by the principle of separation of powers which states that people who make

Go to court, Oyo REC tells aggrieved politicians

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Oyo State, Rufus Akeju, has warned aggrieved politicians in the state to desist from violence but to seek lawful means to air their grievances over the Saturday’s elections. Thousands of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, Accord Party and Labour Party had on Monday besieged

Vote for continuity – Ambode

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on Lagos residents to vote for the party in the April 11 governorship poll in order to retain the ideology of excellence the state is known for. Ambode, in a statement on Tuesday, said the

‘My victory, a call to better service’

Senator Gbenga Ashafa of the All Progressives Congress says his victory in Saturday’s National Assembly election is a call to work harder to bring development to his constituency and the people of the Lagos East Senatorial District. Ashafa emerged on Monday as the winner of the Lagos East Senatorial District

Ladoja vows to defeat Ajimobi

The Accord Party governorship candidate in Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, has played down the victory of the All Progressives Congress in the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, saying that the outcome would not count in the April 11 governorship and state assembly elections. AP did not win any of

Thinking like the rich


The rich and financially successful are worthy of emulation. The very few who have been able to acquire wealth through dint of inspiration and perspiration has worthy experiences and tales that could be extremely useful to those who intend to become like them. Unfortunately those who are not wealthy do

The National Alternative Dispute Resolution regulatory commission bill: big deal?


In recent times, it has become apparent that arbitration and indeed other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms have increasingly become the preferred methods of dispute resolution for commercial matters in Nigeria. The number of practitioners engaged in or seeking to engage in the practice of arbitration in the

Buhari vindicated!


MUIZ ADEYEMI BANIRE, Notary Public and erudite legal scholar, has a doctorate degree in Property Law from the University of Lagos. He was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Private and Properly Law, University of Lagos, and has also been in active legal practice for years. He is a