Relief for women as lawyers seek implementation of native inheritance laws
Relief may soon come the way of women as lawyers began an awareness campaign for implementation of the provisions of law on gender discrimination, especially as regards women traditional inheritance.
Epiphany Azinge (SAN): A worthy fellow
Professor Epiphany Azinge was born into a prominent Asaba family and he made his early mark as a student of law, He graduated from the University of Lagos in 1976 with a Second Class Upper Division. He was called to the Bar in 1980. With an insatiable quest for knowledge, and ever probing and questioning…
‘Call for self-defence is a veiled reference to breach of social contract between government and the people’
Our criminal jurisprudence recognises right of self-defence. Even at that, it is not a right that is invoked arbitrarily. Firstly, it is fundamental to determine whether the right of self-defence can be applied collectively in a corporate manner or what is only invoked by an individual in a personal manner.
Tribe and tongue in Nigeria: From detribalisation to retribalisation
On February 24, this year, I delivered the convocation lecture for the University of Abuja, titled, Though Tribe and Tongue May Differ: Managing Diversity in Nigeria.
Ex DG NIALS calls for abolition of state of origin, indigeneship
Former Director General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Professor Epiphany Azinge, has advocated abolition of state of origin and indigeneship from the constitution.
Is confirmation of executive appointment by Senate inconsistent with section 171 of 1999 constitution? Lawyers say no
The supremacy battle between the Executive and the National Assembly over the confirmation of certain executive appointments appears intractable.
‘Time for state police has come’
I personally do not subscribe to the notion of “Biafran state” out of Nigeria. At least, it can be appreciated that the geographical entity Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu conceptualized in 1967 is not the same as the present South East as constituted.
‘It’s wrong and patently so to parade suspect criminals publicly’
Prof Epiphany Azinge (SAN), and elected member representing Nigeria and Africa at the Commonwealth Arbitral Tribunal in London, told JOSEPH ONYEKWERE that more often than not, youths are those paraded...