Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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Opinion

“Crackdown” On Judicial Officers – Separating The Law From Sentiments, By Inibehe Effiong

The Judiciary is a sacred institution that should not be desecrated by any person. However, there is no sacredness in corruption. Judges must at all times be treated with decency and respect befitting of their offices but corrupt judges should be identified and treated like other criminals in the society.…
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Opinion

Constitutional Validity of Pre-charge Detention of Suspects, By Femi Falana

Introduction Last month, some of the principal suspects implicated in the probe of the $ billion and N643 billion armsgate were nabbed by the Economic and Financial Commission. As investigation of the complaints could not be completed within 24 or 48 hours, the EFCC filed ex parte applications at the…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Anti-graft Campaign and the Jurisprudence of Anti-corruption, By Johannes Tobi Wojuola

Nonetheless, our entrenched system of separation of powers, as an alternative to coercive rule, at this moment in Nigeria’s history – that requires a re-evaluation and re-work of our moral compass – will require a consensus of the three arms of government in the fight against corruption. The core objective…
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Opinion

How the Supreme Court Banned Stay of Proceedings!, By Femi Falana

...contempt proceedings will certainly provide an opportunity for me to join issues with the lawyers who are manipulating the criminal justice system to shield members of the ruling class from prosecution for grand corruption while indigent suspects are railroaded to jail over minor economic offences. Following the granting of stay…
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