Are INEC Resident Commissioners Homeless Bats? – By Mike Ozekhome

INTRODUCTION I watched and listened very carefully to my good friend, Chief Festus Okoye, INEC’s cerebral Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, on his recent Channels Television interview. I completely disagree with his take and analysis of the place and space of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the organogram and scheme of things concerning the electoral process in Nigeria. His analysis, which literally dismissed … Continue reading Are INEC Resident Commissioners Homeless Bats? – By Mike Ozekhome

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, GUARANTEE FOR RULE OF LAW – Okowa

Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that there cannot be effective rule of law in Nigeria without financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary. Okowa stated this on Monday in his keynote address at the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) – Section on Legal Practice (SLP) 2022 Annual Conference in Asaba. He said at the … Continue reading JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, GUARANTEE FOR RULE OF LAW – Okowa

SENATE WANTS PH LAW SCHOOL CAMPUS AS EPICENTRE OF CONTINUOUS LEGAL EDUCATION

***As Gov Wike Conducts Senate Committee Round PH Law Campus, State Legislative Quarters The chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has advocated that the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas Port Harcourt Campus of the Nigerian Law School should serve as the centre for the promotion of continuous legal education in the country. Senator Bamidele said the advocacy is … Continue reading SENATE WANTS PH LAW SCHOOL CAMPUS AS EPICENTRE OF CONTINUOUS LEGAL EDUCATION

OKOWA TASKS NEW JUDGES ON ETHICAL CONDUCT; SWEARS-IN DIAI, ODEBALA, GESIKEME-AKEBOFAH, AKUMAGBA

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on judges in the country to discharge their duties with utmost impartiality, courage, integrity, humility and commonsense to guarantee justice for all. He gave the charge at the swearing-in of four new judges into the state judiciary and a member of the state’s Judicial Service Commission at Government House, Asaba, and also urged the judges to deploy patience … Continue reading OKOWA TASKS NEW JUDGES ON ETHICAL CONDUCT; SWEARS-IN DIAI, ODEBALA, GESIKEME-AKEBOFAH, AKUMAGBA

WIKE HAILS SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT, SAYS RIVERS DEFENDED ITS OIL WELLS

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Rivers State was in court with its neighbouring Imo State, not to claim victory, but to defend its ownership rights of oil wells in Akri and Mbede communities. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, revealed that Governor Wike made the clarification in Port Harcourt on Friday, May 6th, 2022, in response to the … Continue reading WIKE HAILS SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT, SAYS RIVERS DEFENDED ITS OIL WELLS

Defection: COURT ADJOURNS AYADE’S FATE TO APRIL 6

Presiding judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has adjourned a suit seeking to remove the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, from office for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC), to April 6, 2022, for ruling. Justice Taiwo postponed the suit to April 6, saying the parties in the case were … Continue reading Defection: COURT ADJOURNS AYADE’S FATE TO APRIL 6

WE EXPECT RIVERS DISPUTE WITH FG TO END ILLEGAL OPPRESSIVE VAT POLICY IN NIGERIA – GOV WIKE

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the ongoing dispute between Rivers State and the Federal Government over the legitimate authority to impose and collect Value Added Taxes (VAT) has enormous constitutional implications that should be addressed succinctly. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike made the assertion at the book presentation titled: Contemporary Essays on Law … Continue reading WE EXPECT RIVERS DISPUTE WITH FG TO END ILLEGAL OPPRESSIVE VAT POLICY IN NIGERIA – GOV WIKE