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.
Ours is a land blessed with an abundance of resources and talents. We have everything we need for our daily survival in this country at our disposal. Our rich history and present events suggest that Nigeria will realise the extent of her potentials only when her borders are shut tight. To ascertain the validity of … Continue reading NIGERIA FOR NIGERIANS
History has proved sufficiently that as everywhere and always, in every struggle, there were, in order of importance: the fighters, the lukewarm, and the traitors. The sifting process must necessarily begin with the self. The social world in which I grew up was virtually Nigerian – without needing to say so. Nigerian imageries, customs, doctrines, … Continue reading Dreams of My Nigerian Sunrise.
I cannot but agree with the infusing words of Eddie Rickenbacker that; "The four cornerstones on which the structure of a nation is built are initiative, imagination, individuality and independence." True to type the last word, unveiled so much in time that transported me to an evolutionary stage as a little girl who felt the … Continue reading HAVE WE LOST THE INDEPENDENCE CONSTRUCT?
I had to give time to enable me carefully address this issue. The unresolved issues of succession in Nigeria. It is one that is not palatable to me even as I feel it. Although, I may not be directly affected, I am sitting on a wit end to prop up legal sentiments for victims undergoing the … Continue reading THE BOWLEGGED LAWS OF INHERITANCE
Her clothes were torn; what did she do to deserve this cruelty? She was gang raped by six men in a bus; her boyfriend was understandably absent as a rod was used to force him to snore. All her struggle was in vain, her bites could not stop these supposed men, her tears and screams … Continue reading RAPE CULTURE: SMALL TALK, SORE THOUGHTS
The fundamentals of justice are tied to what the court says it is. Whatsoever thought or fashion conceived it to be, it remains at best a virtue so publicly appreciated when it is not only done, but, manifestly and undoubtedly seen to be done. To the extent to which society determines what is good or bad, the better the … Continue reading A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF BODE GEORGE’S TRIAL: THE VIEW POINT OF SOCIETAL JUSTICE.
It need not take the special prayers of heavenly angels nor 'babalawos' in our own country, euphemistically regarded as Nigerian angels to reveal to us that the economy is buoyantly crashing in a style seemingly comforting. I need not fast, if I dare it, my creator will quickly forearm me from the resulting economic ravage that I may not … Continue reading NASS: STILL RECESSING IN RECESSION
I remember Usman even today. His memory lingers like a pale veil hovering in my subconscious. Sometimes I even seem to hear his voice ululating in my mind. The throaty clatter of his words used to make me laugh. I remember when I first met him. He had been quarreling with mama Useni, over the … Continue reading FULANI BOY