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...
Former chief of army staff and Afenifere leader, General Alani Akinrinade has described as “an insult to our collective intelligence” former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku Abubakar as his choice in next week’s election. Akinrinade who took out a page in the Punch newspaper on Thursday to advertise his...
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...
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...
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...
This article was first posted on November 6, 2016. Gives reasons why corruption festers in the judiciary Says appointment of judges, composition of NJC must be reviewed Justice Isa Ayo Salami (retd)! Remember him? He was the President of the Court of Appeal who during his tenure accused his boss,...
There was a pandemonium on Wednesday at the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt as angry thugs pounced on the protesting Port Harcourt NBA Chairman, Silvester Adaka and other lawyers who had gone to the court to disrupt the proceedings. Our reporter learnt that the angry litigants chased the protesting NBA...