FCMB: Is Moyo Thomas beauty on trial?

By Jimoh Ibrahim– As Nuru appears before the Board of the ethics committee of FCMB today, one unknown issue for trial is Moyo Thomas’s unquestionable beauty. But the memo there is about the ethical qualifications of the MD. Unfortunately, morals are not laws because of their imposing characteristics that offend justice. The court of fairness passed the judgment long before now on morality- it is repugnant to natural justice, equity, and good conscience – they are un-practicable and un-enforceable in fairness! If the court is to be presiding over what is immoral, then the judiciary is gone. Morals are subjective/objective.

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BAFI Awards: FirstBank’s COVID-19 response sets the pace in CSR for other financial institutions

By Aniekan Ezekiel– From the publisher of BusinessDay, Frank Aigbogun’s welcome address at the recently held BusinessDay’s Banks and other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards came the following words: ‘The year 2020 has been a most interesting year. The economy and communities have been managed by disruptions imposed by COVID-19. Yet financial services have shown uncommon responsiveness and compassion towards customers and communities.’ Indeed, this has been an unusual year, no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has been a year defined as much by COVID-19 and its associated disruptions and difficulties as by the unprecedented response in kindness by corporate Nigeria.

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Trump’s violation of American history

By Moses Jolayemi– As 538 electors meet at various times in their respective state capitols to choose the next president of the United States, out of which 306 electors will give the President-elect, Joe Biden and Vice-President elect, Kamala Harris a resounding victory, it is clear, from all available evidence that Donald J. Trump may go down as the worst episode in contemporary American political history. 

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Buhari is repressing human rights and getting away with it

By Kolawole Olaniyan– President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to live up to his promises to ensure respect for human rights, obey the rule of law, and tackle corruption. Since assuming office in May 2015, Mr Buhari’s government has consistently flouted constitutionally and internationally guaranteed human rights. The growing crackdown on peaceful dissent, and the signing into law of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 to squeeze civic space and impose restrictions on civil society suggest that this brutal repression will only escalate under his watch.

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Why football in Nigeria is on its deathbed

By Adewale T. Akande — Ex-international, Sunday Oliseh, wrote in his SundayOliseh.tv webpage sometimes ago that, “To some people in Nigeria, football is no longer a sport, but rather it is all about money, nepotism, and politics”. In fact, this is the apt description of what we have just witnessed during the last Super Eagles home and away group “L” African Cup of Nations qualifying matches. Institutional nepotism and administrative incompetency have deprived the nation of her best football experts, ruined talented local footballers’ careers as they are not given chances to play. In another vein, most ex-footballers are side-lined and forgotten. The bribe-taking stories of old national coaches and administrators are still fresh in our collective psyche.

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#EndSARS Protests: A fundamental lesson in democratic governance – Tinubu

By Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu– I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies go to their families and loved ones for none should have been made to pay such a dear price.  My career as an active politician spans nearly three decades.  In that time, I have seen many things as Nigeria has struggled, sometimes against itself, to undertake the often painful yet inexorable push toward democratic government accountable to, and protective of, the people.

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#ENDSARS Protests – The remedy for national maladies is more, not less, democracy

By Asiwaju Bola Tinubu — For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).

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Avoiding security complexities

By Oluwafemi Anthony– Many years ago, the firewall was everything. Defence-in depth was a concept defined as layered defence with multiple firewalls on the path. Behind the firewall was a fortress. Organisations designed networks with strong perimeters and demilitarised zones to ensure the crown jewels were well-protected. Attackers had a difficult time trying to break into the firewalls. On the physical layer, Network Admission Control (NAC) technologies were implemented to prevent intruders from having direct access into the network by preventing them from plugging unauthorised devices into the network. Before a device was admitted, it had to meet a minimum requirement defined by the organisation.

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