Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is genuinely patriotic and unapologetic about it, writes Olawale Olaleye He is not infallible and unlike many in his class, does not pretend to be. He is conscious of his humanity. Even more stupefying is that he flaunts his patriotism without minding whose ox is gored....
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...
Fellow Nigerians, the way events happen at the speed of light, in our dear beloved country Nigeria, is unbelievable. I flew out of Lagos yesterday on a few hours flight to Sierra Leone but within that twinkle of an eye, a monumental development had occurred back home. Thanks to...
PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS A simple fact that will aid understanding of Section 11 of the Interpretation Act and help in the appreciation of possible future developments in the interpretation of this section, is the fact that section 11 of our Act parallels the Crown’s power under the common law (Source: Report...
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...
Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has lamented the current state of the nation and said that Nigeria may soon be under a tyrannical government. The senator said in terse statement on his Twitter handle, “When the Parliament is demonized; When the Judiciary is violated; When the free press is...
I've read people say they don't want to sacrifice the relationships they've built over the years on the altar of politics. Good for them. For me, the position you take in a moment of momentous moral crisis determines whether or not I want to ever relate with you. A...
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...
The purported suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari is unequivocally unconstitutional, illegal, immoral and grossly indefensible. What General Buhari has done, putting it mildly, is a brazen coup against democracy. The following 20 (twenty) points are worth noting: The office...
A Lagos lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged the Federal Government to withdraw the criminal charges filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Falana said he made the request having confirmed that a petition had been submitted to the National Judicial Council alleging...