The constitutional power of the Attorney General of the Federation to discontinue criminal prosecution at any stage before judgement is delivered in any criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by him or any other authority or person is not in doubt. The only debate is as to the propriety or otherwise in the exercise of the awesome powers vested in the Attorney General in Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Read More
Law & Human Rights
Recent events seem to suggest that a session of the Nigerian society no longer places value on human life. Apart from the senseless killings and gang wars across the country, the return of jungle justice is the latest disturbing trend, which should make any reasonable human being to ask questions. Lives of many people have been taken on the slightest provocation and it is becoming more alarming by the day.Read More
A $249 million suit has been slammed against the African Capital Alliance Ltd (ACA), over alleged breach of contract.Read More
Head of Commercial Law, Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies, NIALS, Prof Paul Idornigie, SAN, has called on the Federal Government to reform the country’s laws to ease business operation in Nigeria.Read More
A 40-year old Apostle, Olufemi Martins accused of conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace before an Ogba Magistrate court, Lagos, has called for an independent investigation into allegations made against him by the managers of Refuge Home Savings and Loans Limited over his ‘Next Level Shopping Complex’.Read More
Prof. Ben Ayade, a lawyer and Governor of Cross River State is a Professor of Environmental Sciences. He had led a delegation of some governors from Africa to participate in a Climate Change Summit in Paris, France. He was privileged to be the only African governor that spoke at the summit. He discussed how
By Onozure Dania Proper training for judges in understanding the intricacies of arbitral matters to avoid errors in conflict resolution has been emphasised. The call became necessary at a time people are complaining about court congestions and they are yearning to embrace arbitration as an alternative means of resolving conflicts. Already several of the cases
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has threatened to wield the big stick against corrupt judicial officers across the federation.
“Let me seize this opportunity to remind us that as Ministers in the Temple of Justice, we must shun all corrupt practices in order to align ourselves with the anti-corruption strides of the current administration”, Justice Onnoghen stated at his first official function.
If Nigeria is going to be preserved, the judiciary must stand-up to the executive in this matter. I wish the CJN and NJC best of luck. The vilification of the judiciary can never augur well for the countryRead More
It was the same Justice Eso that once raised an alarm that the Nigerian judiciary had begun to breed billionaire judgesRead More
This cannot be faulted. I cannot fathom the implication of 4(4)(1)(c). Does it mean that anyone who finds himself as a Chief Registrar, through merely working in the Registry, could be appointed a judge, and, in the case of Kadi of a Sharia Court, does it mean that a person who is solely proficient in Arabic and its grammar, without training in Sharia Law, can be considered and appointed a Kadi?Read More
The recent invasion of some judges’ residence by the men of the Department of State Security (DSS) has indeed thrown the legal profession particularly the judiciary into a great turmoil. The incident has split the members of the profession into camps debating whether the action of the DSS against those judges was right or wrong. Regardless of which side of the divides any lawyer belongs to, the question that must be asked and answered is: Does two wrongs make a right?Read More
There is no question of wiping out corruption in the judiciary. I am of the very strong view that the judiciary is not a corrupt institution. There are corrupting influences scouting around the judiciary. Yes! The judiciary itself is not a corrupt institution. Judges are hard working, self giving people. They have onerous duty to cope with, not to be faced with the kind of image that they are burdened with presently. I believe that it is the corrupt people scouting around, who are flying around the judges, that have corrupted one or two persons. The judiciary itself is not a corrupt institution.Read More