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In 2013, NGOs must return to the trenches (3)

The ICC prosecutor opened preliminary examination into the situations to determine if Nigeria’s international justice obligations have been breached. The April 2011 post election violence, incessant cases of kidnapping, assassination, terrorist bombings and attacks on police and military formations, armed attacks on hapless civilians, etc demonstrate the urgency of addressing the situation as a matter of priority.

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Amending the constitution will not solve Nigeria’s problem – Orbih, SAN

Mr Fred Orbih, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, based in Benin, Edo State, in this interview, cautioned that amending the country’s constitution was not the solution to the problems facing the country. He stressed the need for Nigerians to imbibe attitudinal change, which according to him was the only way the nation’s constitution will be appreciated.

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Still on Justice Kayode Eso…(2)

It will be appropriate to note that the committee’s visit to Lusaka Zambia, coincided with the first trip by Dr. Nelson Mandela outside South Africa after his release from incarceration. I can still vividly recall His Lordship’s determined attempt to record with his camera, Mandela’s entry to the Hotel in the company of the late Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and equally late General Joseph N. Garba, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Chairman of the UN General Assembly at the time.

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Our procedural laws are frustrating corruption cases – Godwin Obla

Chief Godwin Obla, is one of the foremost prosecutors in the country. He is prosecuting some cases for Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Obla, who recently turned 50, in this interview, spoke on the challenges facing criminal justice administration in the country and problems militating against the prosecution of economic and financial crime cases. He also counseled young lawyers on the need for hard work, noting that success only come through hard work and perseverance.

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