Monday, August 15, 2022

Chidi Odinkalu

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
February 20, 2022

Innumerate election register enables Nigeria’s crisis of illegitimate government

A country that defaults to judicialising its numbers in this way to paper over incapacities in counting imperils democracy and cannot account for anything.

Women voting
February 12, 2022

Chidi Odinkalu: Nigeria and the price of sovereign innumeracy

There was a national census in 1973 which, as Karl Maier recalls, proved to be “farcical.” The results were never published.

Nigerian Map
January 9, 2022

An inconvenient manifesto to reclaim Nigeria’s judiciary

The roles of appointment, promotion, discipline, training and appellate control of lower courts cannot justifiably all be located in one person and office.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria
October 21, 2021

Ken Nnamani and Chidi Odinkalu’s unfounded aggression

It is obvious that Odinkalu is worried by the problems facing his state Anambra and is anxious for the outcome of the gubernatorial election.

Ken Nnamani and Chidi Odinkalu
August 30, 2021

Nigerian law supports right to self-defence; communities should exercise it

Even if these legal provisions did not exist, communities endangered by the kind of ongoing carnage in Nigeria would be justified in morality to exercise legitimate self-defence.

Buhari and bandits
July 15, 2021

Top American university appoints Chidi Odinkalu new professor on human rights studies

The eminent Nigerian scholar will focus on international human rights law at Tufts University’s The Fletcher School in Massachusetts.