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Wanted: Special courts for electoral offences

Wanted: Special courts for electoral offences

ELECTORAL rigging is considered as the mother of all other maladies in a democracy. Once a mandate is obtained through fraudulent or criminal acts it lacks legitimacy. This is a precursor for corruption and lack of accountable leadership.

Special courts a worthy experiment

Special courts a worthy experiment

The call became necessary because the wheel of justice is extraordinarily slow in Nigeria. It is even slower when it comes to the trial of big-time corruption cases, especially politically-exposed persons and bankers who capitalise on the slow judicial process and elements within the anti-graft agencies to frustrate the anti-corruption war.

Knowing when to approach the Courts

Knowing when to approach the Courts

You can only go to court to challenge the content of an Act after it has been duly enacted, not when it is still a Bill and only as good as any other piece of paper

What the courts proclaimed

What the courts proclaimed

HIS Lordship Courtenay Reece of the then Supreme Court, Warri Division (now High Court) in his judgment, October, 1951, on the declaration of title sought by the plaintiffs (Omadino) people held that Omadinor people founded Okenghigho (Okerenghigho), Omadinor, Bakokodia and Akpata.