Opinion

Why the Conviction Of Funke Akindele Cannot Stand In Law, By Inibehe Effiong

Since the charge against the defendants was brought under a regulation that has not been approved by the House of Assembly as required by law, the entire case - from the charge sheet, to arraignment, conviction and sentencing of Funke and her husband, is a nullity. Introduction The trial and…
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Opinion

Governor Wike, COVID-19 and the “Doctrine of Necessity”, By Inibehe Effiong

Governor Wike and others cannot just wake up and ban entry into and exit from a state through executive fiat. Similarly, lockdown cannot be enforced without legal basis. Freedom of movement is a fundamental right guaranteed by Section 41 of the Constitution. It is not a right that can be…
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Guest Columns

Teacher’s Plight Under Akpabio’s “Uncommon Transformation,” By Inibehe Effiong

If there is a class of civil servants in Akwa Ibom State that have been perennially marginalized, deeply stigmatized and greatly insulted, it is teachers in the about 1110 public primary schools in the state. Their story is a tragic reminder of the agonizing era of slavery when slave-workers who…
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