Introduction In a move widely interpreted as motivated by either political desperation or ruthless Machiavellism, the Presidency, through the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Monday, charged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja allegedly for falsely declaring or...
Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana on Tuesday called on relevant authorities to follow due process in charging the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Falana who spoke at the 15th Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture in Lagos noted that...
One of the greatest misfortunes of this country is that it has never had a visionary and competent leader. Successive Nigerian leaders have been either utterly inept or woefully visionless, or both. But few have combined incompetence with brazen arrogance. However, President Buhari stands out! He is both extremely...
The Otu Oka-Iwu (Law Society) rose from an emergency executive meeting following the widely reported plan by the Code of Conduct Bureau to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen on what is generally believed to be trumped charges of non-declaration of assets. The meeting considers the...
Abimbola Adelakun At some point, future historians of the present will give Donald Trump some credit for aptly summarising the dynamics of political following of our time. During his presidential campaigns, he bragged that he was so loved by his followers that he could shoot someone in public and not...
Chima Ubani Centre, Onitsha Nigeria: 11th January 2019)-Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is back to the trenches! In the immortal words of Less Brown, “sometimes it is better to remain silent for the purpose of strategic observation and critical and informed analysis of topical social happenings; at other...
Mr Norrison Quakers, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, in this interview with OLADIMEJI RAMON, appraises President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war in the last four years It’s less than five months to the end of the leadership mandate secured by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. His administration is headlined by the anti-corruption fight....
The All Progressive Congress was formed as a political party on February 6, 2013, being a merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and All Nigeria People’s Party, in anticipation of the 2015 general elections. It was not making any headway as a viable alternative...
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...