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.
The problem with linear thinking
Recently, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce posted a message from his Twitter account that said “In the last 3 years, some of us leaders built new houses for ourselves, yet we haven’t built new housing estates for the people. We‘ve bought new private jets yet Nigeria still does not have a national airline.
The ease of being law-abiding
The Ease of Doing Business Index is a yearly publication released by the World Bank, comparing different features in business regimes across different countries, resulting in a league table. Generally, countries in which companies can be registered quickly, contracts can be enforced in courts...
A Competition Act at Last!
In very welcome news this past week, the National Assembly passed the harmonised version of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill.
Is the problem the system or the people?
What is the system and how does it work? I’d like to suggest that the system is a theoretical machine handling the interaction between the government and the people, and the people between themselves.
No, all is not well
The premise underlying all think-pieces, postulations and reflections on the future of Nigeria and the steps it needs to take towards reforming itself and turning all its little cogs...
Free education is bad education
There’s a rumbling discontent brewing in Jos. On one hand, it’s great news that it is not as a result of the usual tensions that are frequently reported. On the other, it is news that forces us to confront the state of our tertiary institutions, once again.
Clarifying our confusions for 2017
It is also confusing when members of the Senate highlight certain other bills as potentially having the power to completely revolutionise the economy –like the Petroleum Industry Bill and
Corruption: How to suspend fair hearing & the presumption of innocence
Why is the presumption of innocence so fundamental to fair hearing? Why, in a country with such a severe corruption problem as ours, can the provision not be suspended?