My attention has been drawn to the “prompt suspension” of 17 students by the Olabisi Onabanjo University Management for having pending financial crimes cases with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Collins Arikor is a young Nigerian lawyer who has written and presented different legal papers adjudged as insightful by many eminent legal minds.
A Nigerian agency known as the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has released Nigeria Data Protection Regulation to regulate and control the use of data in the Country.
I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the people it seeks to serve.
…it is crystal clear that President Muhammadu Buhari acted illegally and ultra vires his powers and such suspension is null and void and of no effect in law. The purported swearing in of an acting CJN is also void and of no effect. The president therefore has only one course of action open to him; to reverse his illegality and apologise to Nigerians.
A Judge dies the day he is compared with a politician or other men of this world -: Richarmond O. Natha-Alade
…May Lord, by what channel, manner or form shall we get your own share across? “I prefer the night hour, I love it in cash, in Dollars, Pounds or Euros (hard currencies), ask me no further question, you shouldn’t be seen discussing with me, tell your counsel, he is an intelligent and my very good friend…”
This is undoubtedly a trying period for the legal profession in Nigeria; the heads of the Bench and the Bar are being alleged to have committed financial offences, in a country where corruption is viewed as the number one enemy of the State and the bane of its development.
Last week, I wrote the first part in these series. There was no intention for a second part until the events of yesterday: the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Buhari and the swearing in of the new Acting CJN, Mohammed Tanko. These are my thoughts.
In the course of my active practice of law as an attorney in Nigeria, I witnessed first hand the widespread rot in the nation’s judiciary. Incompetent judges dished out judgements neither supported by law nor logic.