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Democracy and the people’s role (5), by Afe Babalola

Democracy and the people’s role (5), by Afe Babalola

From General Elections of 1964 to 1999 Presidential Election Preparatory to the general elections slated for December 1964, various political alignments began to emerge.  The NCNC sought new political friends in the AG and the coalition was joined by the UMBC and NEPU to form the United Progressive Grand Alliance, UPGA. In response, the NPC with […]
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Executive immunity and good government (4), by Afe Babalola

Executive immunity and good government (4), by Afe Babalola

In the previous publication on this topic, opinions in support of Executive immunity and vice versa were considered. It is obvious that the executive immunity has been exploited by chief executives to the detriment of the governed. In 2013, Ekweremadu stated that above $100 billion had been looted by immune executives, many of which have not […]

Executive immunity and good government (2), by Afe Babalola

Executive immunity and good government (2), by Afe Babalola

Introduction  Lord Denning, a highly celebrated judge in England and the Commonwealth, once said in the case of Carrier v Union of Post Office Worker and I quote: “be ye ever so high, the law is above you”.  However, it seems that there is a class of people who are above the law. Section 308 […]

Executive immunity and good government

Executive immunity and good government

Introduction  The paramount duty of a government is the promotion of the welfare of all persons in the country. Good governance is a necessary tool to improve state capacity in fulfilling its constitutional responsibility. A good government properly so-called should put in place all necessary measures to protect its Chief Executive from malicious litigation which […]

The Palestinians and Israelis: Hate without an end? (Part 6), By Afe Babalola

The Palestinians and Israelis: Hate without an end? (Part 6), By Afe Babalola

INTRODUCTION  After the 2nd world war, there was the desire to put an institution in place to prevent the advent of another world war. This led to the creation of the United Nations (UN) through the UN Charter. The preamble to the UN Charter reads as follows: “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED […]

The Palestinians and Israelis: Hate without an end? (Part 5)

The Palestinians and Israelis: Hate without an end? (Part 5)

The momentary peace that began on 24th November, came to an end on 8th December after only 10 days. The truce ended when the Israeli Iron dome intercepted rockets launched from Gaza. In response, Israel resumed air and ground attacks on Gaza. Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets later, stating that they were a misfire.  It is […]