The Adeleke gubernatorial election case wherein he won at the elections, lost at the tribunal, won at the Court of Appeal, and then again at the Supreme Court, is the latest legal ping pong in Nigeria’s electoral jurisprudence.
The adoption of the British Westminster System of Government at Independence in 1960 with a Republican upgraded status in 1966 makes a mockery of democratic ethics and ethos, which the Britain had relished for centuries. Nigeria’s democratic system of government as we knew and practiced it came crashing with the introduction of “Fellow Nigerians” in…
12 Nov 2021
On October 27, 2021 my faith in the Nigerian judiciary was shaken to its foundation. That day, my high hopes that the Nigerian judiciary is the last hope of the common man was shattered but nonetheless...
4 Feb 2020
As a lawyer, it would be difficult for you to have a view about a judgment when you have not had the privilege of reading the judgment. But I have had the privilege of listening to many commentators on the judgment.
27 May 2019
The year 2019 would for a very long time to come, remain one of the most treacherous seasons for Nigeria’s judiciary going by the self-inflicted...
27 Dec 2017
The Nigerian judiciary came to the fore recently when the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended two judges – Justice Adeniyi Ademola and Justice O.O. Tokode - for compulsory retirement on account of proven cases of misconduct. NJC also recommended other judges for various forms of punishment over actions that impugned the integrity of the nation’s…
10 Nov 2016
In Nigeria, the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) which is the proponent law of the land clearly spells out the place and role of the judiciary in Section 6.
25 Oct 2016
Reactions to the overnight raids of Judges/Justices residence have mostly been divided – maybe unnecessarily so – between two pole positions: one camp forcefully asserting ...