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Star of Africa

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  • Legal practice in Nigeria is like the country itself - on a good day, it could trounce Brazil, other days you could lose your flutter betting against Angola making it over Nigeria to the World Cup or Gabon beating it to the Nations' Cup. The affluent Victoria Island in Lagos can throw up some of the best legal minds with Ivy League and Oxbridge backgrounds that you are left wondering if indeed you are in Africa. Sadly, opaque rules, lax enforcement and Ineffective regulation of the profession and the state of the judiciary have not done this brilliant crop of lawyers favours. There's an urgent need to reinvent legal education and practice in Nigeria on a large scale to take advantage of the transaction flows imminent if the elephant in the room (the Federal Government) can be eased out of the way of commerce. Nigeria is a better proposition than what's in the press most times. My tuppence, the country's diplomacy needs urgent commercial orientation and the scourge of Boko Haram needs to be contained.

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  • Anon @ 6:14 - 03.04.2012 - True say, but the time has come when the world must learn to look beyond the dust on the gold and concentrate on how to excavate it. There will always be challenges in EVERY society; one could readily complain about the spate of intra-family murders that have been in the news in the UK of late, but I'm sure that's not what living in England is about. Nigeria is on the move, the sooner the rest of the world learns to ride that 'train' the better for everyone - the world and Nigeria/Nigerians. I find the article very heart-warming.

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