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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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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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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Judicial Activism as Final Arbiter, By Soji Apampa

The activism of Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earned him the appellation, “Man of the Moment”. The recently concluded 2015 elections have generally been characterised by increased activism of stakeholders, especially Nigerian citizens who deserve special commendation for doing all they could to express…
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