Stop Crime, Not Lives – Abolish the Death Penalty
The Federal Government responded to the surge in terrorism in the North-east and North-west Nigeria by imposing the death penalty. There is even a clamour that the death penalty be made to apply to official corruption, vandalization of oil installations, and oil bunkering. What advocates for the death penalty fail to understand is that the death penalty does not keep society safe.
Time for a Multi-Sector Approach for Fundamental Reform of Legal and Judicial Systems in Nigeria
An Independent Judiciary Crucial for 2015 Elections
I am concerned about the political condition of the country going into 2015 elections. With the glaring desperation of politicians across parties; I fear the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be overstretched and the Judiciary will yet again be the only hope in ensuring stability of the country pre and post 2015. The Judiciary very likely will be called upon to decide with finality the eligibility of the President to contest the 2015 elections and several other pre and post election issues that will arise. To effectively do that the Judiciary must have political and financial capacity.