Every Nigerian has a right to be governed properly. Electoral contestants should be held accountable to their constituents, whilst voters should be accountable to their votes and fellow voters. A voter owes his neighbour a duty to elect credible leaders who will implement good policies for the good of the commonwealth. Without this duty of reciprocal accountability, voters will feel justified in supporting a non-performing government.
Man is a social creature but so are dogs and chimpanzees and in fact, we have biological predispositions like the other animals on earth. But, what is different about us humans is that we have linguistic abilities and are guided by reason. We are the only creatures capable of consciously and intentionally creating systems of … Continue reading TRANSFORMING LAW INTO SOCIAL ORDER: SUSTAINING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY RECALIBRATING NIGERIA’S FAILED APPROACH
An astonishingly robust number of dissertations have been written by lawyers and students alike, all of whom have exemplified their scholarships on the issue of plea bargain as it concerns the criminal jurisprudence in Nigeria. Amidst the flurry of dissertations, a remarkably extensive volume of literature has been devoted to the argument that plea bargain … Continue reading REVISITING THE LAW ON PLEA BARGAINS: A TROJAN HORSE OR ANOTHER ROAD TO DAMASCUS?
“Good Morning Stephanie, is me okafor Stanley ur 2017b copa mate in Oyo state. Am working with Shell Oil Company in Rivers State branch, call me now 4 details b/cos internal recruitment is going on now.” A colleague of mine who is a serving as a youth corps member shared the message above to me … Continue reading The National Youth Service Corps and Data Protection
On the 21st of September, 2018 it was announced that the banking license of Skye Bank Plc has been revoked by the regulatory institution, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This action spurns from the long term indebtedness of Skye Bank, its permanent presence at the debt margin on the CBN index reports and the near … Continue reading Skye Bank’s Corporate Governance Failures; Bridge Bank Solutions
At the risk of over-estimation, no less than ten out of every dozen of Nigerian guys are actively involved in cyber fraud as of now. The negligible remainder consists of heavily distraught individuals who lose sleep as a result of serious contemplation in that regard. This is bad enough. But, what is worse is … Continue reading “YAHOO BOYS” AND CYBER FRAUD: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LAW AND PROSECUTORIAL PRETENSIONS
“A communication by which a party is invited to make an offer is commonly called an invitation to treat. It is distinguishable from an offer, primarily on the ground that it is not made with the intention that it shall become binding as soon as the person to whom it is addressed simply communicates (his or her) assent … Continue reading ADVERTISEMENTS: AN OFFER OR AN INVITATION TO TREAT?
Recovery of premises is a delicate one, because the law is natured to protect the weakest party in its mandate to do justice. In an action for the recovery of premises, the court is seen to weigh matters so as not to render a tenant suddenly homeless. The weaker party is prima facie the tenant. An act of self-help usually enrages the court, and the court is quick to frustrate the landlord in the event that such tenant is fully aware of his legal right and applies it at the slightest infraction.
In spite of the crass flout of the rule of the law in Nigeria, the rule of law is one such that ought to be followed ideally in a sane society and its meaning would be best appreciated in present day governance in our everyday living each time we recall what had happened when there was no rule of law. But, that does not seem to be as one can hardly rack ones brain to recall upon a time the rule of law ever existed in this country.
When a child can no longer or her hands too short to scratch the very centre part of her back where it itches her the most, she will unknowingly draw the attention of people to her rescue, one will by then realize that what has been covered with clothing has unknowingly been exposed to the public.
An astute exposition.
The law of defamation is one thoroughly handled under civil law, particularly tort law. It is under tort law, defined as injury to the reputation of the person resulting from words written or spoken carrying false contents and published to the ears or eyes of a third person; the intent to mislead a third party is not of relevance but sufficient enough that upon the facts, a reasonable man was likely to be swayed by the defamatory statement prima facie thus a heightened likelihood of holding a negative view about the person defamed. This writer, however, is not unaware of the fact that the abusive words or insults uttered as prelude to a fight may be considered as words not to be taken seriously after considering…
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