Let the parties be, INEC
Against the background of the shortcomings of the recent general elections in the country, the jury is out performing a post-mortem.
‘Lagos settlement week delays wheel of justice’
That is already a condition. Once judgment is given, the compliance with it becomes immediate. If it is money judgement, you have to pay it. If you are appealing...
A nation in contempt of history
President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated for a second term in office on May 29, 2019 after contesting and winning in presidential ballot of February 2019. The day Mr. President was inaugurated for a second term in office is of particular significance in Nigeria’s history not for any other peculiar reason but because on the same…
‘Assembly of political gladiators unnecessary, honour Abiola as president’
Former representative of Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, yesterday said June 12 should not be about gathering political gladiators in Abuja but a celebration of those who actually fought and died for Nigeria’s democracy. Speaking at of June 12 anniversary tagged: June 12: Hope 1993 and Prospects of Democratic Prosperity and Political Stability in…
Falana and his prejudice against Atiku
Sir: Femi Falana attained the title of “human rights lawyer” when he was working with Gani Fawehinmi, a Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM, of blessed memory), who became SAN (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) many years before his death. Falana is also a SAN of many years standing by now, but to what extent is…
Internal crisis, cash crunch threaten NCP presidential primary
Crisis among leaders of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and lean purse may deny the party participation in the presidential general election next year, as its primary election continues to flounder.
When administrative discretion raises questions
Discretion is a huge part of administrative law in most national systems across the world. The constitution and other legislation cannot possibly contemplate or provide a remedy for every single situation, so the government’s powers are delegated to agencies to administer laws in a more tailored fashion.
Associates, CSOs remember Gani Fawehinmi nine years after
Citizens and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos State yesterday to commemorate the death of the Ondo-born legal luminary and human rights activist. They unanimously decried the poor state of the nation, noting that nine years after Gani’s death, the country has gone from bad to worse. According…
MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi statues swell ‘failed’ Lagos public space art
Over the years, art works from Nigeria have enjoyed rave reviews and plaudits. However, quite worrisome is that recent public space sculptures from the country - Lagos State precisely – have cast doubts on its artistic valour.
Fawehinmi family accepts presidential regognition, chides Obasanjo
The family of the late human right lawyer and activist, Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) has accepted the posthumous honour bestowed on the late lawyer by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari honours MKO Abiola, declares June 12 Democracy Day
Instead of May 29 every year, Democracy Day will now be celebrated in Nigerian on June 12, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday. "I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day," Buhari said in a statement. Nigeria had its,…