“SACK” OF VICE CHANCELLORS AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW ONES: THE ROLE OF A VISITOR IN UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION “If the President or Visitor takes over the duty of the Council to appoint a Vice-Chancellor, he has acted ultra-vires. It must be added that the Ministry of Education or the NUC has no legal right whatsoever to…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE- SEPARATION OF INVESTIGATIVE AND PROSECUTORIAL FUNCTIONS (6) “Both the ICPC and the EFCC have powers not only to investigate but also to prosecute. …if the prosecutor becomes involved in the investigation of a case, then the prosecutor may become committed to a particular line of inquiry and loose objectivity in…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE-LAWYERS ALONE NOT TO BLAME (5) “The poor remuneration paid to junior lawyers by senior lawyers have contributed to the problems encountered in the administration of justice”. A few days ago, President Buhari while on a visit to Kenya, again identified the judiciary as a major source of headache for him…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE – LAWYERS ALONE NOT TO BLAME (4)  “I have referred to all these examples to show the role played by clients themselves in contributing to the malaise affecting our justice delivery system. The win at all costs attitude encourages many to employ all manner of unscrupulous means to achieve their own…

JUSTICE: LOSS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE -LAWYERS ALONE NOT TO BLAME  “Lawyers have for far too long been unfairly isolated as the sole cause of the delay in the prosecution of cases, there is just so little a Judge or indeed a lawyer can do in certain circumstances”. The judiciary in Nigeria has come under immense…

PROPOSED REINTRODUCTION OF TOLL GATES ON FEDERAL ROADS (2) “With the slump in the price of Oil and its effect on government revenue, it is doubtful whether Government can single-handedly, without resort to some other source of funding, bankroll the much needed maintenance of some Federal Roads”. Last week I began an examination of the…

PROPOSED REINTRODUCTION OF TOLL GATES ON FEDERAL ROADS (1) “On a particular occasion, I instructed some of my lawyers to observe the volume of traffic from three points on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway over a 24 hour period. The volume of vehicular traffic observed and the expected revenue from these was mind blowing”. Recently the Federal…

“All over the world, decisions on proposed crucial change to political structure of a country such as the recommendations of the last constitutional conference are ultimately taken to the citizenry in the form of a referendum”.   The decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to withhold his assent to the passing of the 4th Alteration Act,…

“It is a result of this that I wish to draw attention, at this most auspicious of moments to the golden principle of law which should guard governance at all levels of our society, which is the principle of ‘Equality Before the Law’ ”. In less than 24 hours from now, Nigeria will witness yet…

“Governments across the Federation have over the years, acting on the basis on anachronistic laws, have developed a practice of frustrating such successful litigants thereby acting in flagrant disregard of the principle of equality before the law”.   Last week I started an examination of the concept of Equality before the law which I believe…

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