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…

  MATTERS ARISING “What the senate resorted to was to ask such nominees to react to allegations or petitions pending before other statutory bodies. Naturally the concerned nominees denied the allegation but in law, mere denial does not amount to full proof that the allegation is not true”. Upon the assumption of President Muhammadu Buhari…

Last week I began a discussion of the debate about the propriety of Nigeria’s retention of the death penalty. I concluded last week’s piece with an examination of the argument that the death penalty deters criminals. My view as s stated last week is that it does not even if the number of persons so…

“NELSON MANDELA would have been hanged in 1964 but for the discretionary power of the judge to substitute imprisonment”  The death penalty is as old as mankind itself. For thousands of years, it has been applied, as confirmed by the major religious texts, as the ultimate penalty or punishment for crimes as varied as adultery, stealing,…

(II) “NELSON MANDELA would have been hanged in 1964 but for the judge’s discretionary power to substitute imprisonment” Last week I began a

“NELSON MANDELA would have been hanged in 1964 but for the discretionary power of the judge to substitute imprisonment” The death penalty is as old as mankind itself. For thousands of years,

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