Prepaid metering as a remedial mechanism for improved electricity By Carl Umegboro

INARGUABLY, electricity customers have never gotten a fair deal from the distribution companies (DisCos) in Nigeria, instead outrageous bills have remained their lot. The service providers every now and then freely bombard the electricity consumers with outrageous bills even without services rendered. It doesn’t matter to them if the customer didn’t use any electricity for months probably the customer toured abroad or kept apartment under lock and key.

NANS condemns invasion of National Assembly by security agencies

THE National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent invasion of the National Assembly complex by operatives of the State Security Service without authorization from the presidency.
In a statement to the newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja which was signed by the National Vice President (External affairs), Taiwo Bamigbade, the students’ apex body condemned the incident which it described as attempted coup.

Dasuki’s detention: Matters arising By Carl Umegboro

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd)

PURSUANT to the Supreme Court in Dokubo-Asari v FRN (2007) ALL FWLR (PT 375) 588 (pg 585-586) per Muhammed JSC (CJN rtd), fundamental human or individual rights may be suspended over national security. However, such situations apply at pretrial stages; prior to arraignment in the court. The moment arraignment is done; the court assumes the position of the referee.

Justice Pam orders IGP to produce INEC boss in court on August 14

Report by Carl Umegboro
THE Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) to produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu in court on August 14.
Justice Stephen Pam gave the order after Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), counsel to the INEC boss, informed the court that he did not know the whereabouts of his client.

2019: Between broom revolution and umbrella united By Carl Umegboro

AFRICA’s most populous nation, Nigeria will next year complete uninterrupted twenty years of democratic governments. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) formed in 1998 by merger of numerous groups after the annulment of June 12-election by General Ibrahim Babangida’s military junta, controlled power at the center uninterruptedly for sixteen years from 1999 albeit under three respective presidents; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo - late Umaru Yar’Adua - Goodluck Jonathan.

NANS elects Obande, Bamigbade, others as new Exco

Gideon Obanda
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has elected a new administration led by Mr. Gideon Obande; a student of Nasarawa State University, Keffi as its 32nd President and Comrade Taiwo Bamigbade as the new Vice President (External affairs) amongst others.
Obande, a former speaker of the Northern Youth Assembly of Nigeria succeeded Chinonso Obasi while Comrade Bamigbade who was until the election the NANS Senate President now joins a set of number two officials of the association.

PLATEAU MASSACRE: NANS Condemns Incessant Killings, Demands Justice

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent killings in Plateau state that claimed about 200 lives including children and parents noting that unlawful killings of human beings are becoming a common incident in the country with no value placed any longer on lives.

LAW SCHOOL: Do the needful, we’ve been vindicated. - NOUN law graduates tell CLE

The law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN has once again appealed to the Council of Legal Education to grant them quota for admission into the Nigerian Law School as the National Universities Commission, NUC unequivocally affirmed that the commission remains the sole body to accredit law faculties in the universities in Nigeria.

Ebonyi lawmakers’ ultimatum to Anambra government By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

The up-to-the-minute squabbles between Anambra state government and Ebonyi House of Assembly is to say the least uncalled for and trivial. The state governor, Chief Willie Obiano renamed the old ‘Abakaliki Street’ in Awka to “Club Street’ purportedly to synchronize the master-plan. Consequently, he designated another street the government considered suitable and more strategic for its swap.

Obiano’s mandate and Anambra political developments By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Obiano on 17 March renewed his oath of office for a second term following his landslide victory in the November 18, 2017 election.  A mammoth crowd from within and outside cheerfully witnessed the inauguration. By his laudable performance which largely, advantageously worked for him at the poll, Akpokuedike-Aguleri indeed deserved a second term.

INEC and Election Reordering Bill By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

The bill of the Parliament seeking to reorder the sequence of elections which intriguingly hit the brick wall remains a pandemonium. President Muhammadu Buhari recently withheld his assent over purported conflicts and interference in the administrative duties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Statutorily, powers to make laws for the federation are vested in the National Assembly; nonetheless, the powers are relative and not absolute.

Law School: NANS gives FG, others 3-month ultimatum to admit NOUN law graduates

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a three month ultimatum to the Federal Government and Council of Legal Education to admit all law graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that have been idle for about 5 years after graduation in the Nigerian Law School for vocational training without further delay.

Security and Police withdrawal from VIPs By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

PURSUANT to Section 14(2)(b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria, as amended, security of lives and properties of the people is a fundamental duty of the federal government of Nigeria.  The government discharges the onerous task primarily through the Nigeria Police Force. Over the years, outcries over under-funding and short-staffing of the Police have never subsided.

Keyamo’s appointments and matters arising By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

In the recent times, a renowned social crusader, Festus Keyamo (SAN) faced adverse criticisms over his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari; first as a board member of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). And recently, the legal luminary was announced as the spokesperson of the President Buhari Reelection Campaign Organization which some conceived as a betrayal of the masses. From their inferences, Keyamo prioritized egotism; abandoning the Nigerian masses he has over two decades fearlessly represented their interests.

Gbajabiamila and the G-wagon saga By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

Nigeria’s landscape recently chronicled yet another episode involving a member of the House of Representatives from All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Surulere-1 Federal Constituency in Lagos, Femi Gbajabiamila.

2018 Budget: NANS commends Buhari, calls for comprehensive implementation

Comr. Taiwo Bamigbade,
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the 2018 appropriation bill into law on Wednesday 20 June albeit belated due to self-centeredness of some public officeholders.

A Paper Presentation By Prof. Amuda-Kannike Abiodun (SAN) at the National Conference on Higher Education Studies (NACHOES) Faculty of Education, Institute of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Held At Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Of Nigeria on Wednesday 13th Day Of June, 2018

Presenter’s E-mail address:

Presenter’s Tel No.             08033256756

This topic is crucial to our higher education survival, development and progress because, there are lots of illegalities taking place in relation to higher education in the 21st Century which we tend to ignore or we may not be aware of, yet when they are exposed either by the members of the public, the media or through litigation, the embarrassment may become a monumental fraud, capable of destroying the main basis of a society/country.

NANS hails Buhari, demands release of remaining Dapchi kidnapped girl

Taiwo Bamigbade, NANS Senate President
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the ‘Not-too-young-to-run’ bill into law stating that the action has rekindled the hopes of millions of Nigerian youths hitherto dispirited from participating in the nation’s governments.
However, the association regretted to note that  Miss Liya Sharibu; the unreleased Dapchi school girl reportedly held by Boko Haram is still in captivity after the purported release of others and therefore calls on federal government to ensure her release without further delay.

IGP’s Summons: Senate acting out of order - Umegboro

SOCIAL crusader and public affairs analyst, Carl Umegboro has berated the Senate’s newest action over the failure of the Inspector General of Police; Ibrahim Idris to appear before it in person which he said is all over again reducing the red chamber to disdain. The senate declared the IGP as enemy of democracy over failure to respond to her summons in person for the third time.

MELAYE: Triumphal But Not Yet Uhuru By Carl Umegboro

EMBATTLED senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber, Dino Melaye elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is indeed between a rock and a hard place. Despite the initial criminal allegations leveled against him by the Nigerian Police Force, the controversial lawmaker recklessly complicated his predicaments that the end may never come soon.

Obiano’s second mandate and Anambra success story By Carl Umegboro

GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Obiano on 17 March renewed his oath of office for a second term following his landslide victory in the November 18, 2017 election.  A mammoth crowd from within and outside cheerfully witnessed the inauguration. By his laudable performance which largely, advantageously worked for him at the poll, Akpokuedike-Aguleri indeed deserved a second term. Splendidly, a cursory look in his new cabinet will convince every doubting Thomas that the state is in a safe hand and the governor is determined if nothing else, to maintain the frequency.

Melaye, Senate and Police brouhaha By Carl Umegboro

The Nigerian Police Force deserved some condemnations over her dramas with Dino Melaye; senator representing Kogi West senatorial district on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Senate. The Police strangely arraigned the lawmaker in the magistrate court right from the hospital successively on a stretcher, first on three charges; attempted suicide among others in the Federal Capital Territory.

Suspension of elected representatives and Senate's Mace saga By Carl Umegboro

The legislature has over the years played politics to the extreme by repeatedly, egotistically misappropriating its gavel in contradiction of democratic norm, and severally, conceitedly axed opposing colleagues that were elected by the people in their respective senatorial districts and constituencies for their counterparts at the House of Representatives or Assembly. By democratic norms, the electorates freely and wittingly bid their mandate to some persons to exercise the sovereignty on their behalf as their representatives and therefore can only be removed from workplace by the people.

NECO Registrar suspension: Group senses gimmicks, calls for transparent investigations

A Non-government organization (NGO), Equity and Social Justice Initiative (ESJI) has condemned the rushed suspension of the Registrar of National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe and two other directors over unfounded allegations.
The three were suspended over purported irregular recruitment in 2015/2017, faulty procurement processes for 2016/2017 and financial mismanagement amounting to a sum of N25b (twenty five billion naira).

How to Sleep Better. Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night's Sleep

 Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the sleep we need. There is a solution. Making simple but important changes to your daytime routine and bedtime habits can have a profound impact on how well you sleep, leaving you feeling mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long.