What could be more pedestrian than that life is sacrosanct? No measure truly can be given it. It is naturally expected that man will not play ducks and drakes with his life as he shouldn't another's. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. It is for this reason that mobs are … Continue reading ‘END MY MISERY AND LET ME DIE’; LAWS REACT.
The directive issued by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen) to all Chief Judges of the various states that they designate special court (s) in their jurisdiction for the sole purpose of handling corruption cases, seemed not to have conveniently drained down the throat of some lawyers. The said directive … Continue reading DESIGNATED SPECIAL COURTS ARE SUPERIOR COURTS OF RECORD IN NIGERIA
When the Department of State Services swooped down on many suspected corrupt judges last year in a Gestapo style raid, many Nigerians were quick to condemn the actions of the DSS as “unconstitutional” and “illegal”. It was not until the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA 2015) was dissected at the trial of Federal Republic of Nigeria v Justice Ademola that it was discovered that the DSS acted within the parameters of the law. It is indeed an insult on the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria for unenlightened Nigerians to be quick to brandish certain actions as “illegal” and “unconstitutional” when host of well-trained lawyers work in the advisory departments of such government agencies that carry out such purported unconstitutional acts.
"Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law." — MARGARET THATCHER. Whether the rule of law has sufficiently had its dominance on our … Continue reading RULE OF LAW IN NIGERIA; A ONCE UPON A TIME
There comes a time or period of general economic decline typically accompanied by a drop in the stock market, an increase in unemployment, and a decline in the housing market. It is a period called economic recession; a disease that is first caused by the ruler, head of federal reserve, or the entire administration, but … Continue reading THE BLAME GAME
Hackneyed squabbles occurred as of late due to carnal relationships between two strange bed fellows; a parson and a stripper. The facts of this case are in no way terse, as bulk of it is an uncorroborated accusation from a disputant of questionable credibility, while the rest is constituted of demurrals from an accused with … Continue reading PASTOR V PEELER; DISCREDITING THE WITNESS
In what has been considered by many as a judgment long overdue, the Federal High Court sitting at Abuja finally held that basic education be litigious and enforceable in courts of Nigeria. Previously, the right to free basic education was non-justiciable i.e it couldnt be enforced in court. For ease of understanding, an adumbrated explanation … Continue reading THE RIGHT TO FREE BASIC EDUCATION NOW ENFORCEABLE IN NIGERIA; AN ANALYSIS OF THE NUANCES OF THE COURT’S DECISION IN LEDAP V MIN OF EDUCATION
The purpose of this piece is not to evaluate the depth of injustice that has been done to the famous Political activist and Radio Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the State Security Service (SSS) in the past years or even during the course of his hearing in Nigeria. The SSS continuously disobey a standing court … Continue reading NNAMDI KANU’S TRIAL AT THE ECOWAS COURT: JUSTICE OR DOUBLE JEOPARDY?
Today, March 15, 2017, makes it the third day that our President receives papers and assumes his official duties as the number one citizen of our dear Nation. It is true that for over 52 days, our President has been away for matters that must have been health related. With warmness is he presumed welcome … Continue reading DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA: AN EPOCH OF TWO SAILORS?
What most people fail to realise, what many an individual would not see fit concede as I have come to agree is that there are no certainties and no conclusive propositions in life. The truth is that, there are no perfectly functional mechanisms by which the world augurs. There are no totally encompasing truths that … Continue reading THE VICES WE NEED, THE VIRTUES WE CAN DO WITHOUT.