Brouhaha over Senate’s role in recall process

Recall is a tool inserted in the Constitution to demand accountability from representatives in both States and National Assemblies. But little was however known about this constitutional tool until Kogi West senatorial district initiated a recall process against its representative, Senator Dino Melaye. What does the law say on recall? TUNDE OYESINA and AKEEM NAFIU report   Although it has become a subject of litigation, lawyers at the weekend fumed at a supposed role the National Assembly is appropriating to itself in a recall process days after a Kogi West…

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How Aregbesola is transforming Osun, by AG

He is the Justice Commissioner and Attorney-General of Osun State. Dr. Ajibola Basiru speaks on Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s development stride, security, justice delivery system and sundry issues. FOLUSO OGUNMODEDE met him in Lagos   The police in Lagos State appeared to have launched a manhaunt for Badoo, a cult group ravaging the state, leading to their being displaced. Osun State may be a destination for this vicious group, is there any step being taken by the Osun State to secure its residents? I would say that the Osun state is…

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Land dispute: Tyre firm sues bank, churches, seeks $14.6m damages

Foluso Ogunmodede Fifty-five years after it acquired 20.22 acres at Plot 23 Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos , giant tyre manufacturing company, D.N. Tyre and Rubber Plc, formerly known as Dunlop Nigeria Plc., has raised the alarm over an alleged forceful acquisition of the land by a new generation bank and four churches. D. N. Tyre is asking a Lagos High Court to compel the bank and the four churches to pay $14, 659, 116 in damages and grant an injunctive order barring them from further ‘entering, blocking, encroaching on…

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Discordant tunes over restructuring

Call for Nigeria’s restructuring is deafening by the day. Notwithstanding the deafening calls, Nigerians are still divided on how the country should be restructured. Lawyers too have joined the fray. The agitations no doubt had polarized the country, thereby heating up the polity. FOLUSO OGUNMODEDE examines varied restructuring theories being pushed forward by some senior lawyers     To say that the nation called Nigeria is not going through harrowing phenomenon especially since the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government came on board in 2015 is an understatement. From north to south,…

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Etiaba: EFCC has raised the bar on graft war

In this interview with JOHN CHIKEZIE, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN) speaks on hate speeches, Arewa youths quit notice, the rule of law in nation building, abuse of court orders, electoral reforms and varied issues   Hate speeches and agitation for self-determination among other socio-economic and political crisis bedeviling Nigeria with the October 1 quit notice to Igbo resident in the north by the Arewa youths. How would you look at all this, especially the position of the law on the Arewa youths’ quit notice? Of course, Sections 36 of the…

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Stakeholders task new NJC’s scribe

TUNDE OYESINA writes that the Supreme Court and major stakeholders in justice administration are urging the newly appointed Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Ahmed Gambo Saleh to work in close tie with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to promote independence of judiciary     He was the brain behind the automated system being in use at the nation’s highest court, the Supreme Court. This, among other initiatives the National Judicial Council (NJC) will experience as the council at the weekend erupted in wild…

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Implications of amnesty for looters’ Bill

Itse Sagay The bill being promoted by Mr. Linus Okorie of the House of Representatives is a sign that brazen impunity no longer has any significance in Nigeria. That a Nigerian legislator (a lawmaker) can have the effrontery to promote a Bill, which if enacted into law, will enable looters of our treasury and national patrimony to keep the loot, if only they can acknowledge it as looted, provided they undertake to spend it in Nigeria, is breathtaking. In summary, what Mr. Linus Okorie is encouraging is free plundering of…

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