THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS – SANUSI THE GENIUS: A CASE STUDY (2) “The time-hallowed tradition was bastardized by the British Colonial Masters in order to weaken the authority of the monarch, abolish slave trade, extend British Protectorate, and promote Royal Niger Company commercial enterprise”. LAST week, I commenced a discussion on the concept of traditional…

REPORT OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NEED FOR A REFERENDUM (3) “Sovereignty belongs to the people. It does not and cannot belong to their elected representatives. Indeed the Section 14(2) of the Constitution provides that sovereignty belongs to the people from whom the government through the Constitution derives its authority and power… the National Assembly cannot without…

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…

  REPORT OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE: NEED FOR A REFERENDUM (2) “Members of the National Assembly cannot legitimately argue that the same people who voted them into office cannot be heard in a referendum on a matter of primary importance including those affecting their pecuniary interest such as (a) membership of both national and state assembly on…

MINISTER’S PRONOUNCEMENT TO SCRAP POST-UTME EXAMS: A SERIOUS MISTAKE (3) POST –UTME: A RESCUE MECHANISM  As I stated last week, it must always be borne in mind that the post-UTME exercise was conceived as a rescue mechanism in response to the falling standard of education in Nigeria. Notwithstanding the fact that the exercise must of necessity…

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…

“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…

“As President Buhari sets about his agenda of making Nigeria a destination for foreign investors, it is imperative as has been done by former British Colonies, that his administration sets about the task of amending the provision of Sheriffs and Civil Process Law which make it virtually impossible for judgment debts to be enforced”.  …

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