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.
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
It was 1 a.m when it happened; A singular event which by any standard struck a clear cord sharp enough to reach the ears of God. An historical affront on the judiciary was recorded; most definitely the first of its kind since the end of the military rule in the year 1999. Nigeria had yet … Continue reading Corruption and The Judiciary: An analysis on the Constitutional Duties of the Executive Arm.
Time and time again has come to show, perchance any little to go by the splitting dissatisfaction of election results in my dear country, it is that the aggrieved or grieving party always than not carry their grievance beyond the doormat of party settlement into the innings of election tribunals for resolution. It is such … Continue reading A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE SUPREME COURT’S VERDICT IN THE KOGI STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION
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 just want to pack my bag and baggage, and leave this place for good or bad or both. I am tired of waking up every morning just to count black faces – I am sorry, did I hurt your feelings? It is all social media, a perfect place for you to attack every statement … Continue reading MY BLACK BRAIN BOX
Edolites will troop out in less than few days, precisely September 28th, 2016 to vote. I mean to cast their ballots for the candidate of their choice. After much toss and game play of the electorates by those officials responsible, it is expected that something good comes out of Israel on said day. It is … Continue reading MORE THAN ONE PENNY FOR THOUGHT TO TAKE DOWN AHEAD OF THE EDO STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS
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.