Columns

The Onnoghen Affair: Getting the Judiciary and the Bar To Work For Justice, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigerians are seriously concerned about the entrenched culture of corruption and impunity in the country. Therefore, it beholds on the National Judicial Council to ensure justice is not just done but seen to be done in the CJN matter. More importantly, all the judges and senior lawyers notorious for bribe-taking…
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CJN Walter Onnoghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The chief justice of Nigeria must respond to the present crisis around his person and the judiciary in a way that would save the institution. He must explain to Nigerians the sources and legitimacy of the huge amounts of money in his accounts and his properties. Sometimes, only poets can…
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Opinion

The NBA President’s Trial: I See No Attack On the Legal Profession, By J. S. Okutepa

We must stop whipping up sentiment. The legal profession is a noble one. It does not encourage conduct that aids or abets wrong. The charge I read does not attempt to regulate the fees The charge seems to question the propriety of a lawyer being paid from government coffers for…
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The National Interest and the Government Interest, By Femi Aribisala

The rule of law is precisely what it says: It is the rule of lawyers and judges. It is not the rule of presidents, governors and politicians. Generals are, by experience and training, men of courage. They are hardy perennials; men who have distinguished themselves over the years in the…
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Columns

The False Choice Between Human Rights and National Security, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In democracies, there is no choice at any moment between the rule of law and national security. On the contrary, the security of the citizen is predicated on the absolute respect for the rule of law. Democracy is based on the affirmation of the principle that the governance of human…
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Opinion

The Unraveling of the “Brave New Bar” – How the NBA Elections Were Corrupted and Rigged, By Chidi Odinkalu

In the way it has conducted the transition in these elections, the Mahmoud administration assures for itself a prize in the column between infamy and ignominy. It leaves a toxic legacy from which whoever follows it is unlikely to recover neither authority nor legitimacy. “The manifestation of the wind of…
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Opinion

CHAMSGATE: Understanding NBA’s Latest Election Rigging Scandal, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

...a company substantially owned by Access Bank and chaired by a director of the bank will supervise the voting to elect the leader and principal signatory to the accounts of a substantial customer of the Bank in a ballot in which a leading candidate is a director and lead lawyer…
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Columns

Pastoralist/Farmers Crisis In Benue and the Search for Moderation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I the problem has been the failure of security agencies to stop the wanton killing of Nigerians by herdsmen, I would say criminals, and that the solution is for the said security agencies to do their job and stop the killings and destruction of property. I spent the weekend in…
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