Death Throes, INEC Dilemma & Constitutionality

The facts on ground: A lot of things happened in staccatos within the past three days that are capable of engineering a constitutional crisis in Nigeria. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Prince Abubakar Audu, suddenly and mysteriously died in the midst of an ongoing gubernatorial election in which… Read More Death Throes, INEC Dilemma & Constitutionality

We want to leave Nigeria – IPOB: Is it possible?

The facts: We want to leave Nigeria, we are tired of this forced marriage – Pro-Biafra protesters cry out. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in southeast Nigeria on Wednesday to demand the release of an activist who operated an illegal radio station calling for a separate state of Biafra. The demonstration in Aba… Read More We want to leave Nigeria – IPOB: Is it possible?

Saraki’s case: CJN may disband 5-member panel, set up new panel

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, may set up a new panel that will hear the appeal filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction and competence of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to hear his alleged false asset declaration when he was the governor of Kwara state. Reports say… Read More Saraki’s case: CJN may disband 5-member panel, set up new panel

Buhari approves retirement of Justice Akanbi over misconduct

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court. Reports say Justice Akanbi was removed by the president on the advice of the National Judicial Council (NJC) as a result of his misconduct. The acting Director of Information of the NJC, Mr.… Read More Buhari approves retirement of Justice Akanbi over misconduct

Falana faults Supreme Court decision stopping Saraki’s CCT trial

Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in stopping the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja. In a legal opinion he issued on Sunday, Falana argued that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (AJCA) had ousted… Read More Falana faults Supreme Court decision stopping Saraki’s CCT trial

Justice Umar’s N10m bribery scandal is an embarrassment to the presidency

The facts: The Presidency is obviously in a dilemma over what to do with the embattled Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Justice Danladi Umar (photo: above), who has been embroiled in a N10 million bribery scandal, forcing the two other members of the tribunal to refuse sitting with him. While an indictment,… Read More Justice Umar’s N10m bribery scandal is an embarrassment to the presidency

Nigeria’s first female governor: The legal implications

The Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal delivered an epochal judgment on Saturday, November 7, 2015 as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Photo above: Sen. Mrs. Aisha Alhassan (minister-designate) | The first female governor in Nigeria | a.k.a. Madam Taraba. The facts: The Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, declared the candidate of the APC… Read More Nigeria’s first female governor: The legal implications