Awa Kalu commands commendable followership both as a lawyer, a law teacher, a jurist, an administrator and a technocrat. This probably is because of his forthrightness, sense of humour, humility, candour, loyalty to friends and unique style of leadership which is rooted in competence, genuine concern for others, admirable character and team spirit. He preaches and practices teamwork and collectivist aspiration for excellence.Read More
Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Umar Malik Kuliya, has been in the saddle in the last one and half years. A former State Counsel in the State Ministry of Justice who began his career 25 years ago is a product of Bayero University. Kuliya who left for the banking sector two years after, later returned to the State Justice Ministry as Commissioner 23 years after.
In this interview, he spoke on the nation’s Criminal Justice System, particularly the inherent peculiarities in both Penal and Criminal Codes, Corruption and Constitution amendments.
Kuliya also spoke on his challenges as well as achievements as Kano State number one law officer which include training and employment of several lawyers and the state government face-off with Outdoor Advertisers Association of Nigeria which has now been resolved.
The 18th century English Ballad, George Bernard Shaw wrote; ‘Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I get to hold for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before turning it over to future generations’.Read More
Following last week demand by the Sultan of Sokoto, A lhaji Muhammed Abubakar, and some Northern leaders, that amnesty be granted to armed groups in the north, some Senior Advocates of Nigeria and lawyer, who spoke with Vanguard Law and Human Rights on the issue, said the daily orgy of violence and killings by armed groups makes nonsense of amnesty, if granted.Read More
A leading law report centre and law software provider, Law Pavilion, is set to improve law reporting through a new product-Law Pavilion 6.0; a paradigm shifting technologically-driven solution strategically developed to address all user challenges and technological developments on the existing 5.0 version.Read More
Mr Ekpo Nta, is the current Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices (and Related offences) Commission ICPC. A lawyer by profession, he acted in this capacity from November 29, 2011 to August 2012 before he was confirmed by the Senate and subsequently sworn-in as the substantive Chairman of the Commission with effect from September same year. In this interview, he spoke on the tasks ahead, corruption in the polity, his approach to combat the menace and his overall vision for the Commission.Read More
I was just going through Vanguard daily and I saw your column which I cherish. I am a civil servant I got married in 1992. My husband and I lived happily until one day when his elder brother died. After the burial, my husband told me that he is going to marry the widow because it was his right.Read More
National Judicial Council, NJC, headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, last week after its emergency meeting in Abuja, recommended the retirement of two judges of the high court. The council accused Justices Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court and Thomas Naron of the Plateau State High Court for gross misconducts, contrary to their oaths of office. Specifically, they accused Justice Archibong of lacking “full grasp of the law and procedure of the court.”Read More
In the period since then, the popularity of the IED has grown exponentially almost in inverse proportion to the capacity of the country’s legal institutions to deal with it.Read More
National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to set up a high-powered Presidential Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate the cause of death, source and identity of the floating corpses discovered on Ezu River between Anambra and Enugu States.Read More