Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun Adegboruwa posits that the interim order for forfeiture of all monies in accounts without BVN is illegal
With the global awareness towards going digital, the likely conclusion would be the ability to hear the voice of people from the pulse on the digital space
The Interim Order of Hon. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja made on 17th October, 2017 directing 19 money deposit or commercial banks in the country to, amongst other directives, freeze and disclose accounts and funds without BVN has generated intense debate and this is quite understandable.
When a legislature, a national assembly in a presidential system of government where there is a settled operation of the principle of separation of powers and checks and balances, starts combining with its constitutionally prescribed role the roles constitutionally assigned to the two other branches of government- the Executive and the Judiciary; a legislature supposedly occupied by knowledgeable men and women, one is left to wonder whether this is not a national embarrassment and disgrace instead of being a national assembly.
The Federal Government of Nigeria on October 11, 2017 announced its resolution to enforce a “No Work No Pay Policy”. This resolution, though couched in the shape of a government policy, is in fact already contained in an existing law as encapsulated in Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act, which though recognises the right of a worker to disengage from service where there is a breakdown in negotiation with his employer, but also provides a corresponding right to the employer to withhold the employee’s wages for the said duration.
Following the overthrow of the civilian administration in Nigeria in January 1966, the Constitution was suspended while Martial Law became the grund norm. Human rights of citizens were put in abeyance. In a bid to justify the detention of citizens indefinitely without trial a decree was enacted for every detainee.
This above question has generated debate resulting to opinions and counter-opinions recently. There have been diverse propositions both in favour and against by various jurist.
Is Corporate Law Dead? Corporate Law is one thing; Corporate Governance is another. Corporate Law basically speaks to the law just as the title clearly suggests. Corporate Governance, on the other hand, transcends the law to finance, economics and even sociology. It is simply multidisciplinary.
This is the text of a speech made at the Unveiling of Corruption Anonymous, the Civil Society Whistleblower Support Initiative of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), Abuja, Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is no doubt one of the highly organized professional bodies in Nigeria. The fantastically organized 2017 Annual General Conference held in august at the beautiful city of Lagos gives credence to the foregoing assertion.