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May 22, 2015

OATH OF OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT


On May 29, General Buhari will be sworn in as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and this is the oath of office he will be swearing to:

 OATH OF OFFICE OF PRESIDENT

I ______________________________ do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria: that as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will; that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me  as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as President; and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of Nigeria.

So help me God.

LAWYERS BEWARE


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I heard the news that a very senior lawyer, Kunle kalejaiye (SAN) had his name struck off the roll for unprofessional conduct. As a lawyer, I feel for him because I can’t imagine putting in all that work and effort into building a career in the legal profession, getting to the height of the profession and the inner bar and losing everything in one swoop. Like a friend mentioned to me last night, it’s surely synonymous to death.

Mr Kalejaiye was disbarred by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) following an investigation into an allegation that Mr. Kalejaiye engaged in “confidential and private telephone conversations with the Chairman of an election petition tribunal, Justice Thomas Naron without the knowledge of other counsels in the matter.

May 7, 2015

OUR PROBLEM WITH BUYING FUEL IN CANS

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Why do some Nigerians like to take advantage of their fellow countrymen? The saying that - one man must fail in order for another to succeed, is a proverb we must totally do away with. You must be wondering what’s causing me to vent, well it’s the fuel situation currently in Nigeria and the way the oil marketers and petrol station attendants have handled it. In my opinion, the operators of the oil sector in Nigeria have developed a system of robbing Nigeria and Nigerians in broad daylight. Some oil marketers have been falsifying figures and sometimes getting paid two or three times the amount for the same vessel of petroleum products being brought into the shores of the country, hopefully The General will help us get rid of those unscrupulous entities but they are not my reason for writing this brief, my qualms today is directed at the owners of petrol stations and their fuel attendants.

Just last week, I spent over 7 hours trying to buy fuel due to the scarcity and mob rush at the stations where petrol was being sold. What hurt  most was that the fuel attendant charged an extra 1,000 Naira to sell fuel into cars and I had to pay same, i mean, WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO BRIBE A FUEL ATTENDANT A THOUSAND NAIRA TO SELL FUEL INTO MY CAR, AREN’T I PAYING FOR THE FUEL ALREADY?