REVISITING THE LAW ON ​PLEA BARGAINS: A TROJAN HORSE OR ANOTHER ROAD TO DAMASCUS?

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?

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The National Youth Service Corps and Data Protection

“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

Skye Bank’s Corporate Governance Failures; Bridge Bank Solutions

On the 21st of September, 2018 it was announced that the banking license of Skye Bank Plc has been revoked by the regulatory institution, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).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

“YAHOO BOYS” AND CYBER FRAUD: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LAW AND PROSECUTORIAL PRETENSIONS

  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

ADVERTISEMENTS: AN OFFER OR AN INVITATION TO TREAT?

“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: THE LAW AND A LANDLORD’S RIGHT TO SELF HELP

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.

MALAMI’S JITTERY UNBECOMING FOR NIGERIANS

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.

LEGAL SKETCHES ON CRIMINAL DEFAMATION

An astute exposition.

THE VOICE

“The public is increasingly disgusted with a steady diet of defamation, and prepared to reward those who refrain from it.” – MITCH DANIELS

INTRODUCTION

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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THE BITTER TRUTHS; A WALK INTO FIRDAUS’ CONTROVERSY

“I submit that an individual who breaks a law  that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”                     — … Continue reading THE BITTER TRUTHS; A WALK INTO FIRDAUS’ CONTROVERSY

CRITICAL LEGAL REVIEWS ON THE ABDULRASHEED MAINA’S SCANDAL

At a time in the political history of this country this issue seemed to have been nipped. Perchance, by some instruments at the corridors of power mention of the alleged disappearance of a whooping N 17 billion of the N 24 billion the Federal Government set aside for payment of pension liabilities to its workers … Continue reading CRITICAL LEGAL REVIEWS ON THE ABDULRASHEED MAINA’S SCANDAL