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
"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
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.
IS EVERY COUSE WORTH STUDYING? Every other second, the Nigerian university system through the instrumentality of its academic mandate, proffers new courses of study; new curricula, new course designations all with intriguing new nomenclature, and all in a bid to meet the high pitched demand for Tertiary education by the masses as well as to … Continue reading IS EVERY COURSE WORTH THE STUDY REALLY?
You were convinced you had seen enough. You let out an irritated grunt and stood up abruptly, staggering as you did and headed towards the walkway. As you walked out of the row of seats, clustered so close together you graze your leg on every living thing in your path, you wondered as to who … Continue reading A TALE OF TWO ENDS (EPISODE ONE)
The need to create balance within a political milieu and its undocumented realities have often time been the major focus of successive electoral reforms in most developing countries. The internalization of this framework is an issue of the government in power given the frequent structural and procedural changes in the way and manner elections … Continue reading A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ON ELECTORAL REFORMS IN NIGERIA