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Political Party Defections In Nigeria. By Okachikwu Dibia

The primary effort of the Nigerian politician is political power for economic power. With this power he or she is able to cause trouble in his or her locality, recruit cult boys and girls, buys guns and ammunitions for them, pay them monthly, ensure that in that locality they are the only ones with meaningful life to live. Details

 

Gale Of Defections: Game Of Musical Chairs. By Monima Daminabo

In any case, so much drama has marked the political terrain in recent times and leaves Nigerians with whetted appetite for more. Given that the anti-Saraki group will need at least two third majority to unseat him as Senate President, efforts at his ouster will surely attract more drama on the political turf. Even then, such will only be just another round of the game of musical chairs, that is traditional Nigerian politics. Details

 

Buhari is a Success, Not Problem of Nigeria. By  Muhammad Ajah

I have compassion for Buhari because, like hungry hunters, the Nigerian enemies have continued to hunt him from all angles, trying to confuse, disorganize, frighten, cage or even kill him. Let them have sleepless nights and plot. Let them toil. But their toils will be in vain. I do not need remind these slapdash hunters that their days are numbered. Justice will catch up with them when God will expose them to Nigerians and the world. Details

 

Democracy Rule Of Law & Religion In Trojan Horse. By Farouk Martins

Supporters of Buhari and Jonathan have lost their sense of sanity. Whenever the Looters fight, it is the poor masses that cry the loudest for the rule of law and democracy they hardly know.   We forget that Swahili proverb that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. We see politicians divide income within themselves from our resources and celebrate together. But during the elections, they send us out for fight for them even at the cost of our lives. Details

 

Nigeria’s Political Leadership: Basic Qualities For Success. By Okachikwu Dibia

Nigeria has been a failed state since January 1914 when it was created. The Europeans who created the country did so for overwhelming economic interest: to create a market for the extraction of abundant raw materials, export the materials to Europe, convert the materials into commodities and export them back to Nigeria as finished goods. The ultimate political economy of this is that Nigeria has remained a commodities consuming state.  Details

 

Obj & Da 40 Thieves: Their Only Good President Is A Dead Mko. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Do not cry for Obasanjo as the only head of State to be tried and condemned to death which he luckily escaped. MKO Abiola, a member of the same gang, was killed without a trial. They now honored him in his grave. It could have been preferable to honor him alive but Their Only Good President Is A Dead MKO. Details

 

Abuja Massacre Of Police Officers: Matters Arising. By Ezekiel Daminabo

By virtue of their position in the security architecture, the police remain the frontline of the guiding angels of the citizenry including their haters and traducers, such as the ruthless gunmen that snuffed life out of the ‘Galadimawa Seven’. The implication then is that the assault on them constitutes an assault on the collective welfare of the entire citizenry. That is where the intervention of the National Assembly no only falls into context but also provides the impetus for the country to adopt a fresh look at the operational circumstances of the police pursuant to adopting a fast track to a complete make-over of the force, on the basis of the Constitutional provisions.  Details

 

That Anti-Open Grazing Bill Was Premature. By Lawrence P. Ganchok

Now, on the Anti-Open Grazing Bill that was hastily passed by Benue State House of Assembly, Taraba State House of Assembly and few others in Nigeria. I believe the State Houses of Assemblies only responded according to the prevailing situations in the land. These Bills were passed without proper articulation of the pros and cons of the after effect of the Bill. In the end the Bills CANNOT work. I believe the Bills targeted the Fulani (Nomadic) but does a Nomadic Fulani care since he is always on the move? Those who enacted the laws forgot that the Town Fulani and the Locals who have cows will also be subjected to the same laws of anti-open grazing. Details

 Presidential Amnesty Programme: More Openness Please! By Ezekiel Daminabo

Just as one bad turn ruins an otherwise fine trip, so do tendencies of misguided presumptions and attendant indiscrete responses, account for the less than optimal corporate governance practices, in the leadership circles of not a few organisations - at least in the Nigerian public space. The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) - judging by its recent history, suffers from an integrity surfeit courtesy of a hangover of past regime of compromised corporate governance, during the tenures of some of its immediate past leaders. Details

 

Kannywood, Struggle and Resuscitation of Cinema in Kano. By Muhsin Ibrahim

Kannywood film industry faces an existential threat from many fronts. A leading Hausa film scholar, Prof. Abdullah Uba Adamu declared last year that “by 2016, the Hausa film industry had literally crashed” and, therefore, major actors in the production, marketing and distributing its films had pulled out and ventured into other more propitious businesses. Details

 

Curbing Late Budgets: Moving Beyond Rhetoric. By Monima Daminabo

For those who think that delayed budgets for the country’s fiscal life do not matter, they are standing the truth on its head. For indeed, hardly can they have treated the country with a worse act of disservice. Even as space will fail this piece to delve into the wider implications of delayed budgets, suffice it to be declared that any delayed budget remains a dispensation that is dead on arrival. Details

 

Nigeria’s 2019 election: Background and setting. By  Edwin Madunagu

The self-determination group, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has not, by force of arms, contested any part of the Nigerian territory. And none of the various armed groups in the Niger Delta region has, since the days of Isaac Boro, raised the banner of secession. These four regions—the Northeast, the Middle Belt, the Southeast and the Niger Delta—have been the main areas of threats to the territorial integrity of Nigeria since May 1999. But the “status quo ante” has been maintained.  Details

 

Sustainable Development Stories:   Accepting A TRUST. By Abdulwarees Solanke

Granted that many Sub-Saharan African countries were slow in catching up with modern civilization, this pejorative perception does not in any way do justice to the vast opportunities and resources of the continent, the very reason for which western nations invaded Africa to access raw materials to feed their factories during the industrial revolution. Details

 

Plato, Machiavelli and the Qualities of Good Political Leadership. By Okachikwu Dibia

Thus for Nigeria to progress, it needs leadership that has integrity, intellectualism, patriotism and fear of God. Applying these qualities on Nigerian political leadership, how many Nigerian leaders qualify to lead the country since independence in 1960? An attempt will show that over 90% of Nigeria’s past and present political leadership has no business in leading the country and that is the chief reason the country has remained underdeveloped since 1960. I will prove this very soon. Details

 

 

Poverty In Africa Not Rooted In Ethics Integrity Or Laziness. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Imported finished goods and services will never liberate you. Your destiny is in your own hands. Until we have an African country bold enough that other black countries can look up to throughout the world, we will continue to wallow in poverty, lose best brains and our leaders that want to be like their colonial masters, even as great grandchildren of slaves, will continue to sell us out for pittance. Details

 

Buhari 2019 Campaigners: Lying to Sell a Truth. By Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibia

As the rest of us are waiting for explanation or at worst a mum, I m particularly disappointed at the kind of things coming from the Government and her social media campaigners. Last week, for example, many newspapers bore various headlines like, ‘Good News: FG Declares Tuition FREE At All Federal Universities In Nigeria’, ‘Beware that tuition fee is now illegal in Federal Universities’, etc. My God! As someone who has been in a Federal University for almost a half of my short life I know that tuition has been free in Federal universities from the beginning. My parents did not pay for me and I m not paying for my children. My students are not paying. Why then present the issue as if tuition fees were being paid and the Government of the day is now banning it?Details

 

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EDITORIALS

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Save forfeited assets from rot, rodents

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2019: Buhari govt and press freedom

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Insecurity: Police decentralisation not enough

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Fuel tracking: Another wasteful government adventure

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TraderMoni concerns over transparency

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Happy Eid-el Kabir

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The police and media harassment

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Insecurity: Police decentralisation not enough

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Fuel tracking: Another wasteful government adventure

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SARS: Holistic police shake-up better

TOP STORIES

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Two dead, 68 ill from West Nile virus outbreak, Israel says

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Police summon Fani-Kayode over alleged criminal conspiracy, incitement

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You can’t distract me, Buhari tells Saraki, others

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Buhari receives governors, other dignitaries in Daura

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Nigeria-bound ship with arms held in South Africa

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Presidency faults bomb blast claim in Borno

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Nigerian stabbed fellow compatriot to death in S/Africa

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PDP to Buhari: Arrest Miyetti Allah leaders within 24 hours or else……

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Nigerian Christians felicitate with Muslims at Sallah

FROM THE STATES

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Kaduna declares curfew over communal clash

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Over 300 Houses Submerged As Flood Ravages Kaduna Communities

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Kerosene explosion kills pregnant woman, injures 2 in Delta

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Suspected killers of policemen paraded in Kaduna

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Daura Emirate Turbans Orji Kalu, “Danbaiwan-Hausa”

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Power-drunk Lagos DPO leads team to mosque, raid adherents, others • We paid N30,000 for bail – Residents

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Priest nabbed for death of woman accused of witchcraft

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

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Kaduna Electric loses N50m to vandals in six months

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Nigerian capital importation in Q2 hits $5.513m

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Market infractions: CBN fines 3 banks N34.1m in 6 months

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BDCs kick as banks suspend accounts over tax remittance

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How police foil attempt to burn Jos Church

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U.S. import of Nigeria crude in record fall

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Power: Benin Republic, Niger pay Nigeria $10m after disconnection threat

POLITICS

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How 16 deputy governors quit in 19 years

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‘Why I trekked 800m in Daura’

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5,000 PDP members defect to APC in Lagos

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The shenanigans, shady actions of Nigeria’s Attorney General Malami

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2019: APC proposes Sept dates for primaries

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Battle for governorship seats heats up in States

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APC Expresses Dismay Over Leaking Of Letters To INEC

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If Saraki, Ekweremadu have cases to answer, they must answer- APC spokesman

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I have more integrity than Buhari - Datti Baba-Ahmed

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Atiku reacts to Buhari sponsoring medical bill of blind NYSC member

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Again, APC, Saraki Trade Words Over 2019 Presidency

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Resign or we’ll force you out, Miyetti Allah tells Saraki

ARTICLES

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The 2019 elections and the party system that won’t change

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Nigeria returning to a state of nature

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One foot in the door? Hopefully

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The 2019 elections and the party system that won’t change

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2019: Why Nigerian Youths Are Becoming Despondent

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IBB: Celebrating The People’s General At 77

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Communication collision, phariseesm and change management

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How Nigerian politicians are the luckiest in the world

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Much ado about nothing

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The lessons and challenges of Galadima’s feat

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Just because you change a name

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How Nigerian politicians are the luckiest in the world

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SPORTS

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Rohr unveils 23-man Nigeria squad for AFCON qualifier

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Kaduna To Host YSFON U-18 Tourney

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Oladipo Thumbs FG Up For Averting FIFA Ban

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Cultural Festival: Fulani Youth Express Displeasure Over Ban

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Minister lauds FG for averting FIFA ban over NFF crisis

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FIFA ban: FG recognises Pinnick as NFF President

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FIFA ban: FG recognises Pinnick as NFF President

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France on top in latest FIFA ranking, Nigeria No.49

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NFF Crisis: Dalung, Pinnick meet Osinbajo

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Ahmed Musa Reacts As Victor Moses Retires From Super Eagles

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Spain Vs Nigeria: U-20 Women’s World Cup At 3pm Today

 

POLICY INTERROGATION, DISCOURSE AND DEBATE BY  OSELOKA H. OBAZE

 

Kofi Annan: In Service of the World

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During his tenure as Secretary General, Kofi Atta Annan frequently reminded the world that “there could be no development without peace, no peace without development, and neither peace nor development without human rights”. That perspective embodied his deep aspirations for global peace and prosperity but, paradoxically, also reflected the bitter lessons of experience learnt in many conflict-afflicted zones in the world, not least the Rwanda and Srebrenica genocides in the 1990s, which occurred during his tenure as the Head of UN Peacekeeping Operations. Details

 

 

PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA

 

Malam Adamu Ciroma – a man with the courage of his convictions

[GAMJI WRITER]

To be sure, I never believed Malam Adamu acceptance to serve under Obasanjo was for personal aggrandizement, gauging by his antecedents. By the time he became a close political associate of Obasanjo, he had served his region and the country as a senior civil servant, as editor and managing director of New Nigerian, as Governor of the Central Bank, and as Secretary General of the ruling party and minister during the Second Republic. In each and every one of them, he left a legacy of modest living, competence, courage and integrity. Details

 

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Ayefele vs Oyo; In our systems,  a deficiency in integrity

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Let me end my admonition in this manner, in the Sarduana Sir Ahmadu Bello 1959 addressing Christians made a broadcast that I will reinvent to Muslim faithfuls as we celebrate the sacrificial Sallah…We are people of many different races, tribes and religions, who are knit together by common history, common interests and common ideals. Our diversity may be great but the things that unite us are stronger than the things that divide us. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Four years after–Chibok girls, and tales of nationhood They were abducted because our institutions are not working the way it should, the girls will/may not be found because we are not sincere people, and because many of them are dead, and because we are largely, and easily divided by our selfish motives.Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Despite power cuts, our political mobsters; Nigeria still will grow

In Nigeria don’t ask me how it works, with charges for electricity not given, or electricity that comes with surges that destroy home appliances, electricity companies that distribute power that do not have. Power outages without explanation or apology… Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON The herds, the herdsmen and men in Nigeria

We have closed our eyes, ears and noses, lost our consciences, as we have become victims of our own self-inflicted docility. In parts of Benue, local youths now will kill and eat those they perceive to be enemies...The Newspapers did not tell you this, neither did anyone tell you that in many parts of Nigeria today, there is an average of one gun for every ten houses, unlicensed arms and ammunition. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON We like or we nor’ like Buhari 2019

Before I go far, let me state the following facts...as of today comparatively Mr. Buhari is a decent man... (Note my word, comparatively). He is not as tainted as most players in our power block. However trust me, he is tainted. He may have not helped himself to the treasury till, but he is culpable for several indecisions, comments and actions that are ludicrous. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Despite power cuts, our political mobsters; Nigeria still will grow

In Nigeria don’t ask me how it works, with charges for electricity not given, or electricity that comes with surges that destroy home appliances, electricity companies that distribute power that do not have. Power outages without explanation or apology… Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Have you watched the movie Sarakick

Leadership and followership is in a state of higgledy-piggledy, Nigerians are docile people, despite our acclaimed intellectual prowess, we are largely politically ‘miseducated’, and majorly functional illiterates, we still are naive, it might sound hard and derogatory but we are equally cowards that are quick to celebrate a bunch of self serving, self interest and petty interest infested persons. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Kemi Adeosun; to serve Nigeria no be lie?

For all the noise, when the chips are down the Adeosun NYSC exemption certificate will die away, if at all there is anything like that, and we will do nothing. Government at all levels lie, its simple logic, who is government, you, them, and me...Them; they are there. You; aspiring to be there. Me; hoping to be there...to chop you must lie or be lied to. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria; Our pikin, children, and issues of the future

So where are our children and kids; I will tell quite a lot of us where our children are, while they are right under our noses, they have gone far away...today that Nigerian child can barely speak his local dialect, unless he lives in the suburb where English is restricted to pidgin, that Nigerian child is divided by those that never will get the Montessori education because they have to make do with the now non-existent local government education authority education where Math is taught in yoruba for better understanding.

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BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria Air; An Ambush?

It is obvious that we don’t get it, yes, we have problems, but in truth we are just creating them by the day. Rat; do not chew the doctor’s bag on purpose, and doctor, do not starve the rat on purpose. Where is Nigeria headed, is this airline business a true renaissance of a nation or another ambush in the air; one cannot tell—Only time will tell. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON On fathers’ day; to the IG of Police and Simeon

Part of the problem with us as a nation is that our fathers do not just lack honor but it has increasingly become difficult to keep honor. They do not intend to keep it. And yes, until you are up there you don’t know the pressure. You may be that odd good politician, bank CEO, teacher or artiste but how do you cope in a chain-line that thinks you are insignificant. One where tail you loose and many times head you equally loose. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Sorrows, Tears, and blood, and Nigeria

I am not prophesying dooms day, I see hope, though as always I remain cautiously optimistic about the Nigerian project, if there is any and what it is in the first place but trust me on this, before the year ends, there will be more killings, yes more killings, and another round of blames, wails, sorrows, and tears and Nigeria; for how long—Only time would tell. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON The emir of Kanam, and the women of Kanam

Nigeria needs leadership that is loved by all, urbane, educated and charismatic ruler. The palatial mosque by his soon to be equally completed palace tells the story of vision. However while it may not be his direct responsibility one wanted to see these visions in the area of education, health, and more. Details

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Where are Nigeria’s educated men and women In these moments of tragic disorder, a special burden rests on the educated men and women of our country to reject the temptations of prejudice and violence, and to reaffirm the values of freedom and law on which our free society depends. Details

 

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