The investigation ordered by the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, into the beating and alleged assault on the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, in Owerri on November 1, is most instructive.
That there is no specific law against the misuse of the presidential aircraft by persons other than the president does not at all excuse its frivolous use as Seyi Tinubu clearly did. An indignant commentator is quoted to say that “even if our laws are vague on this, one thing is clear: this is an offence to the moral code of leadership.” He is right.
The report recently that one Seyi Tinubu, son of sitting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, took a plane in the presidential fleet to attend a private function in Kano is sufficiently improper to be condemnable.
With the transition of Professor Benjamin Obi Nwabueze at 94 on Sunday, October 29, 2023, Nigeria lost one of her most eminent jurists and nationalists. His death also constitutes a great loss to the legal profession and all those who were privileged to have encountere...
For understandable reasons, the caustic reactions of two major contenders to the country’s presidency, namely Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi, to the judgment of the court against their contention are predictable.
Two years after signing the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), the projected gains for Nigeria’s oil and gas sector and by extension the economy, have remained elusive. Instead of acting as the gamechanger with the capacity to introduce best global standards in governance......
Given that education is the bedrock of development at both personal and corporate levels, reports that teachers, particularly at the tertiary level, are moving in droves for greener pastures abroad is most disheartening.
Worried that the United States dollar has become an underground legal tender in Nigeria, the House of Representatives recently mandated its Committee on Banking Regulation to investigate the use of the United States dollar and other foreign currencies as legal tender in Nigeria.
The resolve of the National Assembly to proceed with the acquisition of luxury Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for its members, despite public outcry, is condemnable and highly insensitive to the poor economic plight of most Nigerians....
Reported escalation of terrorist attacks in Borno State and environs that have claimed many lives in the past few months is unfortunate and should not be taken lightly by the authorities. Reports that the development is not unconnected with the so-called repentant terrorists who were recently integrated back into the society is particularly alarming because…
Notwithstanding the federal law mandating hospitals to treat victims of gunshots with or without police treatment in order to save precious and innocent lives, it has become necessary for the government to embrace sterner measures to make this effective, following various incidences...
Statement issued the other day by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice debunking speculation in the public sphere of a possible plea bargain arrangement between government and the former Governor of the Central Bank came at a good time. To some extent, it may have helped to remove some of the haze surrounding the prosecution of the embattled banker, who has been in security custody for several months now