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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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Columns

Reputational Erosion and the Dangers of a Rudderless Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is supposed to be the institution that could adjudicate in a manner in which justice could be delivered not withstanding the hierarchy occupied by the accused. What we are witnessing today however is that the reputational erosion occurring with the Judiciary is even worse than that of the Legislature.…
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Guest Columns

How the Conflicting Orders of the Federal High Courts in PDP’s Leadership Suits Could Have Been Averted, By Jiti Ogunye

- Hon. Justice Ibrahim Auta. By refusing or declining to exercise this power when it became absolutely necessary, but choosing to wait for the two suits, essentially on the same cause of action, to be litigated and adjudicated simultaneously, the Chief Judge has failed woefully in the discharge of his…
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Columns

The Jankara Syndrome and Conflicting Judgments: Have Our Judges Gone Mad?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

If the truth is that the judges are compromised into deliberately making Jankara judgments, why are the judicial authorities silent? How can we deepen our democracy and continue to improve the quality of elections if judgments can be procured? Why can we not modernise our judicial practice and force lawyers…
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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

Why Nigeria Urgently Needs a Special Anti-Corruption Court, By Femi Falana

At the end of the four years of the Buhari administration, the success of the anti-corruption policy will not be measured by the number of arrests or investigations carried out by the anti-graft agencies. If the status quo remains unchanged, the Nigerian people and the international community will blame the…
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