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The Need for a Constitutional Amendment to Improve Voter Participation in Elections in Nigeria

A lot has been said and written about the February 23 and March 7, 2019, Federal and State Elections. There is a general feeling of disappointment with the elections. The disappointment is not misplaced, considering the huge resources put into the elections. The way forward is not to despair as some have done, but for stakeholders to undertake an audit of the entire electoral processes and institutions with a view to understanding what ...
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Background of the Freedom of Information Request in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed into law on May 28 2011 by President Goodluck Jonathan, after the longest legislative (11years) debate in the history of Nigeria. The Freedom of Information Act gives everyone the right to request information, whether or not contained in any written form which is in the custody or possession of any public official, agency or institution howsoever described. The person requesting the information does not need ...
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The Role of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in the Speedy Dispensation of Justice in Nigeria

THE ROLE OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT IN THE SPEEDY DISPENSATION OF JUSTICE IN NIGERIA The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) was signed into law in 2015 in a bid to revolutionize the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. It repealed the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) and Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) of Southern and Northern Nigeria respectively. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the system of Administration ...
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ISSUES THAT MAY SHAPE 2019 ELECTION PETITION PROCEEDINGS

The process of dealing with complaints and resolving election disputes is critical to the survival of any democracy, particularly a fragile one like Nigeria. In addition to observing the voting process, attention must also be paid to the process of managing post-election disputes.This has become very important in view of the glaring desperation of politicians across political parties in Nigeria.The Election tribunals and courts are important to the whole democratic process because they ...
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Court restrains govt from executing five by hanging

A Lagos High Court Judge,Justice Mufutau Olokoba, has nullified the death sentence passed on five persons. This declaration followed an originating summons filed by Mr Norrison Quakers (SAN) in 2008, against the Attorney-General of Lagos State on behalf of the five condemned persons, who were convicted at various occasions and for various offences between 1984 and 1995. They were to die by hanging or firing squad. The judge, who described the mode of ...
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