By Onozure Dania Mr. Olusina Abdulrafiu Sofola, SAN, is the first son of the late renowned legal luminary, Chief Idowu Shotayo Sofola, SAN. In this interview, he shares his view on what the APC government should focus on in the next four years. He also spoke on law reforms, remedy...
In this engaging chat with STEPHEN UBIMAGO, Barrister Leon Mbakwe argues that Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen was removal because he had a history of judicial activism on the bench, which the powers were too terrified to allow seeing the election will end up before a courageous judge like him. He...
However strictly speaking with respect to the charges before the CCT, I understand the thrust of the Charges to be predicated on false and non -declaration of assets as reflected in his forms submitted to the CCB. To refresh our minds I stand to be corrected, these are the...
The Electoral Act 2010 empowers INEC to cancel an election where there is a basis for it. Section 53 (1) provides: “(1) No voter shall vote for more than one candidate or record more than one vote in favour of any candidate at any one election. “(2) Where the votes cast...
British newspaper, the Telegraph, on Tuesday published a review of Nigeria’s economic situation, and the risk of slipping to the state of Venezuela. Written by a top economic commentator for the media firm, Jeremy Warner, the review rebuffs Nigeria’s status as an emerging market considering its low income and...
LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 276) WHAT ARE THE APPROVED METER RECONNECTION FEES & ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS ACROSS NIGERIA. First of all, note that the Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) in charge of an area can disconnect a customer without any notice where such customer has an illegal network/connection or...
Fellow Nigerians, finally, hopefully, the appointed time has come for the most anticipated Presidential election in Nigeria. It is not that the other elections are not important but the stakes are much higher because the President of Nigeria is probably the most powerful man on earth. He can...
* Says No One Put On Patriotic Political Cap For The Good Of All *Stresses On Why Political Parties Do Not Want To Spend Money To Get Well Trained And Well Motivated Party Agents Senior Advocate of Nigeria, J.S. Okutepa, has said that the postponement of the elections fixed for today...
The Code of Conduct Tribunal issued a warrant of arrest for Justice Walter Onnoghen, the estranged Chief Justice of the Federation. This has raised a lot of questions as to the place of the Tribunal in the Judicial Hierarchy.   In every society, the courts play a pivotal role in the...
INEC has put the final number of registered voters for the 2019 general election at 84 million with the North West leading the pack as usual with 20.2 million, followed by the South West with 16.3 million registered voters. The thumb-print columns on the ballot-papers have been compressed further by...