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The Law on the Impeachment of a Governor or a Deputy Governor in Nigeria: Kogi State in Perspective by Douglas Ogbankwa Esq. .

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There have been quite some tension over the purported impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State of Nigeria, Simon Achuba and the purported swearing in of the former of Staff to the Governor-Edward Onoja as the new Deputy Governor, following his purported confirmation by the Kogi State House of Assembly. This is despite the […]

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Limits of Trial Publicity & Right to Free Speech: A Diagnostic Enquiry into the Recent Threat by Nigeria’s Court of Appeal to Penalise Public Discourse on Judicial Proceedings

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By Sylvester Udemezue “I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion.” ~ Hon. Justice Samuel Alito, United States’ Supreme Court Background A news report on May 08, 2019 came under the headline, “We Won’t Accept Public […]

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Buhari’s Certificate, Atiku’s Nigerianness and the Constitution

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by Misbau Alamu Lateef On their surfaces, the recurring issues around President Muhammadu Buhari’s school certificate and the latest buzz about the citizenship of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar truly appear very laughable and even ridiculous. I mean how can one say that President Muhammadu Buhari, a commissioned soldier, war-time hero, former minister, retired army general, former […]