FUNDING OF UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA:  ATTITUDE OF NIGERIANS TO GIVING “The average Nigerian has come to believe that everything must be free and that government must provide all. Unfortunately, Nigerians were fed, by successive governments with wrong notion of who should fund university education”. The National Assembly a few days ago passed the 2017 Budget…

ELECTORAL REFORM: AN APPRAISAL OF THE CASE FOR E-VOTING (3) “The solution lies in voter education. It lies in the formulation of government policies aimed at the eradication of illiteracy and poverty. A solution must be found to voter apathy which has characterised most elections since the incursion of the military into politics”. Two weeks…

PREVALENCE OF DRUGS AND CULTISM AMONG YOUTHS: STIFFER PENALTY (3) “I remain of the view that the sentences should be made more severe by the imposition of the death penalty in deserving cases”. I have in the past weeks discussed the rising prevalence of drug addiction among the nation’s youth. Last week I highlighted some…

Unveiled: Meet the 7 Richest Lawyers in Nigeria (Photos) Posted by Samuel on Mon 27th March 2017 – tori.ng A list of the top earning lawyers in Nigeria has been compiled and you will be surprised by it’s content. File photo: Nigerian lawyers The names and a little background information on the wealthiest lawyers in…

PREVALENCE OF DRUGS AND CULTISM AMONG YOUTHS (2) “A major factor is that many Parents have abandoned the moral development of their children to the schools. Many parents are too busy attending to economic matters to attend to issues bothering on the welfare and development of their children. They believe that their responsibility starts and…

NON PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND WAGES: INVITATION TO CRIME AND ANARCHY “The failure to pay a worker his salary is one that is bound to have profound effect on the country. Where a worker is unable to receive his salary, it is not improbable that even those around him and particularly his dependents will suffer. He…

MOULDING NIGERIA INTO A NATION (6) I concluded my discussion last week with a promise to examine the constitution making process of some countries that share similar features with Nigeria. Two of those countries are Kenya and Tanzania respectively with the former regarded as being more ethnically diverse than Nigeria. KENYA The process in Kenya…

APPOINTMENT TO JUDICIAL OFFICES: A LOOK AT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS “Invitation to legal practitioners ensures that only those who eventually honoured such invitations were those who were genuinely interested in making a career on the bench”. Recently the Nigerian Bar Association sent out notices to lawyers inviting applications for appointment as Justices of the Court of…

BAIL FOR ACCUSED PERSON: REQUIREMENT FOR WRITTEN APPLICATION ERRONEOUS “An order to file written application for bail is a great disservice to the cause of justice”. Lately there has been an upswing in the number of cases filed by law enforcement agencies. Most of these cases have been in relation to allegations of corruption and…

By Aare Afe Babalola,SAN,CON Donald Trump, who was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America last Friday, is undoubtedly a very outspoken man who does not bother about how anyone receives his comment. Indeed, why this trait in Trump offends the establishment, it appeals to the vast majority of the “forgotten…

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