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...
This is a high-level overview of what the Cybercrime Act 2015 provides, and things we should be aware of. 1. The Nigerian Cybercrime Act 2015 gives the President the power to designate certain computer systems, networks and information infrastructure vital to the national security of Nigeria or the economic and social well-being of...
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...
Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, The Candidates, I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to me in your answers...
Until the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill is passed into law any election result that is electronically transmitted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is illegal, a cross section of Nigerian lawyers has said. In their contributions to the raging controversy over INEC’s purported transmission of the results of...
FRN v. MAISHANU & ORS (2019) LPELR-46380 (SC) In the Supreme Court of Nigeria ON FRIDAY, 25TH JANUARY, 2019 Suit No: SC.51/2015 Before Their Lordships: IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, JSC MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, JSC AMIRU SANUSI, JSC EJEMBI EKO Between FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA – Appellant And ALH. ABUBAKAR MAISHANU & ORS – Respondent LEAD JUDGMENT DELIVERED BY IBRAHIM...
By Fredrick Nwabufo… On December 31, 1983, a putsch coordinated by General Buhari and his associates led to the demise of a democratic government. He was 41 years old at the time. And at the age of 76, Buhari has not lost the taste for “plotting”. He is still the...
“Conversations enrich the understanding, but solitude is the school of geniuses”. These days, I have developed a habit of asking random questions from known and unknown persons. Questions mainly around the political frame of the public mind on those running for the highest office; the Presidency. And one of such...
To Dame Carol Ajie It was Albert Einstein who declared that peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Dear Dame of the great Nigerian Bar, I have just read a letter you wrote to some prominent Nigerian leaders asking them to derecognize Paul...
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...