Monday, February 6, 2023

Chidi Odinkalu

October 30, 2022

Protracted health crises at Nigerian Supreme Court

Any crisis afflicting the Supreme Court in the Nigerian judiciary sooner or later occasions system-wide contagion.

Supreme Court Judges
October 23, 2022

Tribute to Tunde Jonathan Mark, October 13, 1971–October 21, 2022

The son of a father whose life is steeped in the idea of power, Tunde preferred to focus on the power of ideas.

Tunde Mark
October 4, 2022

Gov. Umahi orders soldiers to brutalise Ebonyi workers over alleged lateness to work

His hand coordination suggested that Mr Umahi was directing the soldiers to hit specific parts of the public servants’ bodies.

Governor Dave Umahi supervising the beating of civil servants
October 2, 2022

Judicial independence 62 years after Nigeria’s independence

The reality of colonial and post-colonial Nigeria has been one long story of judicial subordination into subservience.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria
September 18, 2022

Chidi Odinkalu: Can Nigeria’s INEC organise a credible national election?

INEC officials who enabled a massive rigging of voters’ register will happily enable worse in an election.

Mahmood Yakub
September 11, 2022

As former ICC indictee, William Ruto, becomes president

The impact of the ICC in Kenya will be a matter of considerable speculation well into the foreseeable future.

William Ruto
May 17, 2022

Deborah’s killers can’t be charged with public disturbance, NBA warns police, Tambuwal

The NBA asked the Sokoto State Government to immediately “file charges that truly reflect the gravity of the situation.”

Olumide Akpata, Alkali Baba, Deborah Samuel and Aminu Tambuwal
May 13, 2022

Deborah Samuel: Oby Ezekwesili, Chidi Odinkalu pull out of NBA conference in Sokoto

The duo withdrew their participation from the NBA conference over the bar association’s silence about the killing of Deborah Samuel by Islamic extremists.

Oby Ezekwesili and Chidi Odinkalu
May 12, 2022

Presidential Ambition: Odinkalu, Ralph-Collins sue Emefiele for violating CBN Act

The suit also seeks to clarify whether Mr Emefiele’s public service as CBN governor comes second to his constitutionally protected right to belong to a political party and participate in party

CBN Godwin Emefiele (credit: Bloomberg)
March 20, 2022

When courts of law become political sex workers

Nigerian courts are nothing if not consistent in this kind of magic.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria