rule of law
Again, DSS shows evidence of a divided presidency
Without knowing it, the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s detachment of secret police, is helping Omoyele Sowore to push his agenda for #RevolutionNow
Using a criminal justice system to recover loan is wrong’
Using the criminal justice system to resolve civil disputes is very common in Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN), in this interview, maintains that such action is wrong, even when it seems like the easy way out.
Speaker Pelosi: Power personified
The saying “life is stranger than fiction”, may conjure images of happenstances that defy the imagination and stretch incredulity. Such occurrences may even engender universal awe and delight.
Oyo State government promises to uphold rule of law, reform judiciary
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that his administration will uphold the rule of law and reform the judiciary to enhance quick dispensation of justice.
APC will fizzle out with Buhari, says Shehu Sani
The Senator, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which started with President Muhammadu, Buhari will end with him in 2023. He said the future of Nigeria is dependent on having a political party with credible leadership and a clear ideological direction of…
The politics of hailers, haters and wailers
The struggles and contributions of our nationalists towards the attainment of the country`s independence cannot be quantified or measured. They were united in their quest for self-reliance, which they relentlessly pursued to a logical conclusion despite the allegedly perceived intentions of the colonialists to hold on for much longer.
Pro-democracy groups task Gbajabiamila on rule of law
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has been advised to stick to the rule of law, no matter whose ox is gored, in respect to the tension raging over list of minority principal officers at the Lower Chamber. The Pro-democracy groups, which gave the advice, maintained the 9th Assembly under the leadership of Gbajabiamila,…
Critique of abstract politics
About the middle of 1985, the tendency to which I belonged in Nigeria’s Marxist Left met somewhere on the campus of the former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We met to review our programme and, in particular, to discuss what I may now articulate as “abstractionism” in the national platforms of…
Still on Onnoghen
History is being made, and Nigeria is in uncharted waters. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Buhari based on allegations of failure to properly declare assets in line with the law. Last Thursday, the prosecution closed its case. During its presentation, the prosecutors called three witnesses out of the six…
Why international community cares about Nigeria’s political stability
There is no doubt that the United States of America (USA), the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) among few other foreign nations have always shown great interest in what happens in Nigeria.
The deity we now worship
These are interesting times when the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation is also in search of justice. Justice Walter Onnoghen is facing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja, for alleged infringement of the law. He is accused of not fully disclosing all his assets after he had taken office as CJN. Among…