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Presidential Pardon: Alamieyeseigha to go with his loot?

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT Former Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, may be paid billions of naira, the value of the assets seized from him after his conviction for money laundering. President Goodluck Jonathan had granted Mr. Alamieyeseigha a presidential pardon, rendering the former Bayelsa State governor a freeman. While Mr. Alamieyeseigha was convicted, properties he acquired

The Unmasking of Nigerian Federalism

By REMI OYEYEMI   “Conscience is an open wound, only the truth can heal it” – Uthman Dan Fodio (1754-1817) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 It was Uthman Dan Fodio, a Fulani and great Islamic scholar who described “Conscience” as