Opinion

Electoral Justice in Kenya and Nigeria, By Femi Falana

...it is undoubtedly clear that the Supreme Court of Kenya has freed itself from the dangerous influence of Nigerian courts by jettisoning the doctrines of substantial compliance and proof of election petitions beyond reasonable doubt. In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2016, it has also embraced technology…
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Columns

Transititonal Justice and the Insurgency In the North-East, By Jibrin Ibrahim

- Justice Chukwudifu Oputa It is difficult to talk about transitional justice without deep pedagogy that the spirit of mass punishment might result in a prolongation of the insurgency, thereby leading to more, rather than less, suffering. At the same time, many communities would be right to pose the question…
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Opinion

Kudos to Nigeria and Senegal for Not Withdrawing From ICC, By Femi Falana

...the African Union will be deceiving itself if it believes that the planned mass withdrawal of African states from the ICC will shield African leaders who engage in genocidal acts from prosecution and humiliation. Last week, at the annual summit of the African Union, the leaders and representatives of the…
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Opinion

Unmasking the Ruse of Law: An Outlook for Nigeria in 2017, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

...2017 will be a significant, if trying year for Nigeria’s legal, judicial and institutional systems. There will be major decisions to take, none more important in its implications than the fate of the office of the Chief Justice of the Federation. With the judiciary under pressure, this is an important…
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Guest Columns

In the Vortex of Gambian Politics, By By Owei Lakemfa

Barrow says he would reverse Jammeh's policies. Restoring press freedom, releasing political prisoners, ensuring secularism and independence of the judiciary, are worthy steps. But retaining and improving on Jammeh’s social programmes and Pan-African policies are necessary. Barrow singing the praises of Britain and the ICC, is not a good beginning.…
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Opinion

Africa and the International Criminal Court — Cutting Through the Noise, By Africa Group for Justice and Accountability

We call on these governments to stand up and speak loudly and courageously in the fight against impunity — both in Africa and beyond. We are committed to working towards and supporting a world without impunity for international crimes and without double standards. Yet that will not and cannot be…
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Opinion

Official Corruption and Immunity In Nigeria, By Femi Falana

In order to promote accountability and transparency in government and deepen the democratic process, the courts have whittled down the absoluteness of immunity enjoyed by heads of government with respect to electoral disputes and criminal investigations. In the circumstance, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the police and the anti-graft agencies…
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Opinion

Indict Violators, Not Liberators: New York Times’ Skewed Editorial on Nigeria, By Wale Adedayo

Buhari should be allowed to get quality military materials to end the menace of the animals called Boko Haram finally. He has shown good faith and the capacity of a competent Commander-in-Chief to contain them. The New York Times should not give Boko Haram room to wriggle out of Buhari's…
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