When you are weak, when there is no power, when you are poor, in the time of sorrow, war and when you are not certain of what will happen next; then you are helpless.
In Part 1 of the paper delivered at the reception in honour of the newly-appointed Chief Judge of Ondo State, and published in this column on Monday April 3, 2023, we examined the impact of the judiciary on our democratic experience as a nation.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25, 2023 presidential poll, Atiku Abubakar, has said allegations of massive irregularities trailing the exercise have put the judiciary on triial.
Mr. Jacob Zuma, a former South Africa president captured the executive temperament on the audacity of the judiciary aptly when he stated in 2010, that “in paying tribute to our former Chief Judge, we reiterate our firm belief in the principle of rule of law, the separation of powers, and judicial independence.
South Africa: The main focus under the South African experience is that Nigeria must borrow a leaf from there just as Uganda did, by adopting constitutional amendment as a tool for regulating justiciability and non-justiciability. India is also a classic example of this success story.
Politics cannot be effectively divorced from human societies and interactions, which is why Aristotle stated many centuries ago in his well-celebrated masterpiece titled ‘Politics’ that “man is by nature a political animal.”
On Friday March 3, 2023, the nation waited with bated breath for the Supreme Court, the crowning glory and head of Nigeria’s judicial system.
16 Oct 2022
Having assumed office as the 18th Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola should do everything within his capacity to return the country’s judiciary to the path
27 Sep 2022
The above evergreen postulation of Andrew Jackson, a highly cerebral American lawyer, first-class general, and statesman of repute, who served as the 7th President of the United States of America
25 Aug 2022
To affirm that the judiciary is corrupt is an understatement. The judiciary is not just corrupt; the men and women entrusted with the affairs of the judiciary are suffering from a huge character deficit.
17 Aug 2022
] The Osun State House of Assembly has approved Section 121 of a bill for an Act to provide for financial independence of the Houses of Assembly and State Judiciary.
10 Aug 2022
The recent order by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria for increment in the salaries of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and other judges has evoked mixed feelings – on the one, salutary and on the other, a sad comment on Nigeria’s degenerate reward system.