HOW THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CAN PROMOTE EFFECTIVE PUBLIC GOVERNANCE

Public governance is integral in the management of the public sector. The initiative for public governance is based on the need for a reform which involves public service users in public service management in order to boost accountability and improve service efficiency. Continue reading

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Litigation v. Arbitration: Deciding the Forum for Resolution of Commercial Disputes in Nigeria

Disputes are bound to arise from human interaction. Such disputes may originate from family relationships, social interactions, civil activities and more importantly, commercial transactions which may be domestic or international in nature. Continue reading

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THE UNCERTAINTY POISED BY ‘DOUBLE-DECKER’ MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA

Marriage is defined as the legal union of a couple. For a marriage to be valid, parties must be legally capable of contracting marriage; there must be mutual consent; and an actual contracting in the form prescribed by law. Continue reading

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Is Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 an unconstitutional erosion of the Inherent Power of the Court?

The concept of Separation of powers is a fundamental principle enshrined in the 1999 Constitution. It is a foremost principle that protects and safeguards the independence of the judiciary which is essential to the operation of the rule of law. The powers of the judiciary as enshrined in the Continue reading

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Kogi Governorship Election 2015: A Legal conundrum?

Background

The Kogi state gubernatorial election was held on the 11th of November 2015. Results from 21 local councils of the state showed that the APC candidate, the late Prince Audu was leading Continue reading

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Global Strategies and Responses to International Terrorism

Any action constitutes terrorism if it is intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants, with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a Government or an international organisation to do or abstain from doing any act. The five key strategies for fighting global terrorism are to dissuade Continue reading

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XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: ACALL TO ACTION

Xenophobia is a word which most dictionaries agree on its definition as a “hatred or fear of foreigners” or “strangers”, combining the Greek words, xenos (foreign) and phobos (fear). In South Africa, we’ve come to understand it as the often violent dislike of foreigners, the “Makwerekwere.” Patel. Khadija, Analysis: Continue reading

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