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Pay judges their wages promptly

THE Judiciary as an independent arm of government plays a pivotal role in deepening the roots of a young democracy like ours. The 1999 Constitution emphasises this importance and makes sure this arm of government does not rely on other arms of government in discharging its functions. This underscores its inclusion in direct first line charge in terms of funding as provided in Section 81(3) of the Constitution.

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Ending INEC’s inconclusive elections

WE join other concerned Nigerians to register our disappointment over the spate of inconclusive elections which have taken place under the watch of the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which some now cynically refer to as the “inconclusive” National Electoral Commission.

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Corruption

Stop demonising defence lawyers

IN every constitutional democracy, adherence to the rule of law is the fulcrum on which the principle and tenets of democracy stand. The rule of law demands obedience of the law (including court orders) as it is and not as it ought to be. Anything short of this is a recipe for anarchy. Therefore, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA’s) recent caution to this effect is timely and should not be ignored.

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