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  • Senate, Magu And The Ides Of March

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    In this report, AHURAKA ISAH establishes the similarities between the botched confirmation screening exercise of Ibrahim Magu as substantive EFCC chairman by the Senate and the assassination of the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, in an attempt to strike a rhythm between the conspiracies that characterised the two events. The Ides of March or Eidus Martiae…

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  • New Twist In Malabu Deal As Adoke Implicates Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan

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    The dispute over the ownership and operation of OPL 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil bloc, has taken a new dimension, with former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) asking the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to hold former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua…

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  • Can Supreme Court Judgements End Electoral Frauds?

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    Legal pundits have expressed divergent views over the recent Supreme Court judgments  on governorship polls in certain states. AHURAKA ISAH,  in this piece, examines the critical issues and  the supremacy of the apex court “Whatever others may say, this is my personal view. I am not speaking as a judge but as a Nigerian. Here…

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  • Can We Reform The Judiciary With N70bn Budget?

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    Legal pundits have argued that there is the need for adequate funding of the Judiciary so as to enable the Third Arm of government perform its unique role in the dispensation of justice. AHURAKA ISAH writes Despite the wailing and crying in the Judiciary over the declining budget share for this third arm of Government,…

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  • Judgement For Sale: Who Are The Buyers?

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    The judiciary is now on trial as allegations of corruption against judges have assumed another dimension. But AHURAKA ISAH in this piece, wants the stakeholders in the legal circle to critically address the issue as the Bench is the product of the Bar.  Michael Daly Hawkins was a former senior judge in the United States…

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  • The ‘Persons’ Case And First Female CJN

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    As the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Mukhtar bows out today, legal pundits have argued that laudable judicial reforms initiated by her will stand the test of time. Ahuraka Isah writes.  Prior to 1929, women in Canada were not considered ‘persons’ – at least not in the fullest legal sense of…

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  • Impeachment: Dilemma Of State CJs

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    Legal pundits have argued that the role of the state Chief Judge over impeachment of governor remains a serious legal constitutional matter, Ahuraka Isah writes. By virtue of Section 271 (1) of the 1999 Constitution ‘’the appointment of a person to the office of Chief Judge of a State shall be made by the Governor…

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  • Confab’s Mixed Message On Judiciary Reform

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    Though delegates at the ongoing National Conference argue that the confab is the only avenue to save the country, legal pundits say there is the need for the confab plenary to address certain contradictions in the committee on judiciary’s report. Ahuraka isah writes.   The 2014 National Conference’s committee on Law, Judiciary, Human Right, and Legal…

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  • Sustaining Justice Mukhtar’s Reform In The Judiciary

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    Legal pundits have argued that there is the need to evolve a dynamic judiciary that will live up to expectations, arguing that the Chief Justic of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Aloma Mukhtar’s reform in the judiciary is on course. Ahuraka isah writes.  Fortnight ago, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps…

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