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Justice on a slow lane: Sign of corruption fighting back

Also speaking on the matter, a legal luminary, Norrison I. Quakers, SAN, had this to say: “Overtime, in prosecuting the anti-corruption agenda of the Buhari led-administration, a cause for concern has always been the dreaded forces of corruption fighting back with media reports of mind-boggling revelations of criminal diversion of public funds even within the present administration despite several ongoing criminal trials of politically exposed persons, PEPs.

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Justice on a slow lane

For instance, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, before the ACJ Act was enacted, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, representing allegedly corrupt governors had a field day frustrating the trial process with preliminary objections.

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Understanding Nigeria’s Weak Party System by Ladipo Adamolekun

After five election cycles (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015), Nigeria’s party system has remained fundamentally weak.  Strong evidence of this weakness is provided by the current inchoate state of the two major parties, the All Progressive Congress (APC) that controls the federal government and twenty-three of the thirty-six states and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that ruled at the centre from 1999 to 2015 and controls twelve states.  Besides the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) that controls one state government, all the other 65 registered parties (27 of them were registered in 2017) largely exist only on paper, notwithstanding the requirements for effective national spread prescribed in Part III, D of the 1999 Constitution.

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Justice on a slow lane: Curious posers on why many political trial cases are still in abeyance…

A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people and three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that people come to believe that inefficiency and delay will drain even a just judgment of its value; that people who have long been exploited in the smaller transactions of daily life come to believe that courts cannot vindicate their legal rights from fraud and over-reaching; that people come to believe the law – in the larger sense – cannot fulfill its primary function to protect them and their families in their homes, at their work, and on the public streets

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Professionals, OPS, others criticise Lagos new Land Use Charge

THE re-enactment of the Lagos State Land Use Charge to Law replace the one enacted in 2001, was greeted with strident public outcry obviously due to misunderstanding of its provisions. However, a detailed look at the Land Use Charge, LUC, Law (2018), which is the state government’s property tax, indicates that it is a consolidation of ground rent, tenement rate, and neighbourhood improvement levy.

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