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
I have resisted the urge to write on the contentious saga of Judges' arrest and investigation but my guards were broken by the protracted misfires on issues of law by esteemed men in the legal business. I waited earnestly for a reply to the mail I sent the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, M. … Continue reading JUDGES’ ARREST; THE INCONGRUITIES AND THE LAW – THE NEED TO PUT THE NBA IN THE KNOW!
I could not have allowed sleeping dogs lie just like that, not even would I have let go of this issue however it laid doggo, that one would not have heard its slithering escape. It came along rushing advances that many a people could not have suffered pains of allowing it go by without giving … Continue reading THE DSS ARREST OF JUDGES- HAD THEY NOT STRUCK IS PAST HISTORY, THEY STRUCK IS HISTORY PASSED
So thinking outside the box has made many a Nigerian politician stir crazy. Wow! It is really interesting to know some do not think outside the box before and we have same thing in and out the year. The log covering their eyes is seemingly beginning to fall off like scales. I even think they … Continue reading CAN I SELL MY GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK? NO, SELL THAT HOUSE
I would not have expected and even thought to experience a point in time like this in my dear loving country, Nigeria. I remembered when I was told stories by my dad about my country that she indeed suffered (of course no country would thrive if she never at any point experienced scourge), and even … Continue reading TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS REALLY EXPECTED
The issue of competence is a hotly contested issue. In every spectrum of human endeavour, there are offices or posts designated for persons who possess a certain level of competence, the lack of which dispossesses or threatens the assumption of such posts. In the days of yore, competence to rule varied from consanguineous blood lines … Continue reading SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE – A COMPULSORY REQUIREMENT FOR PRESIDENCY?
I was chilling in the confines of my comfort when a friend of mine happened on me. Being a curious English Student who found interest in the mores of the legality or otherwise of police actions, he quizzed me on the propriety of the arrest of One Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, a 40 year old purple … Continue reading THE DOG NAMED BUHARI; POLICE INTERVENTION NECESSARY?
The world has made a mistake. She needs a tutor who can enlighten her on the disparity between love and lust, a tutor to coach her on relationship tips, friendship, and even HOW TO SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE. The world was not able to find men that could fit that purpose as they were keen on … Continue reading FILTHY CONVERSATIONS
The hub of this discussion is to appraise the criminal justice system vis-à-vis the enforcement of human rights in the course of criminal proceedings.It is needless to say that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 robustly provides for the fundamental rights of citizens and this is in consonance with the provisions of … Continue reading PRE-EMPTIVE HUMAN RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT APPLICATIONS: A MERE SHENANIGAN TO FRUSTRATE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS?
Amidst the tintinnabulation of door bolts and keys opening up to surface a new farming morning, was a sharp-pitched voice waking up the entire household, dragging us from the comforting arms of Morpheus (the land or god of sleep or dreams). That was my father, popularly called ‘Ekpen’ (which translated to mean ‘The lion’) in … Continue reading 1984; A TRUE LIFE STORY