Ministering Justice: Undoing the Locusts, Clogs and Fetters, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Nigeria’s laws, institutions and processes are, for the most part and with some exception, defined by two inherent flaws. One is the flaw of the time warp and the other is the flaw of institutional cross-dressing. Let’s begin with the time warp. Many of the essential norms and institutions that…
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EDITORIAL: Onnoghen: Time To Halt Nigeria’s Slide To Anarchy

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. He immediately swore in Justice Tanko Muhammad as his interim replacement in a development that had precedence in what happened over four decades ago under military rule. The president said his action followed an order he obtained…
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Connecting the Dots of Corruption: How Individual Greed Crippled Nigeria (III), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Because we do not connect the dots, we are unable correlate the lack of punishment for actions as one of the reasons why we are where we are. Further up the judicial chain, we tend to think only the judges are corrupt. No! The lawyers, magistrates, and administrative staff are…
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CCB/CCT: The Senate On a Slippery Slope, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If the unseen hands of previous presidents could be spotted in previous amendments and therefore rejected, one wonders how far the Senate president and his co-travellers can go in arm-twisting Nigerians to accept amendments done for their protection, to the neglect of other bills that are critical to address current…
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