Order 8 Rule 16 of the Supreme Court Rules 2014 prohibits this Honourable Court from reviewing its judgment once given and delivered, save to correct clerical mistakes or accidental slip. That is to say that the Supreme Court can review its judgment but only on issues that do not touch on its judgment and that […]Read More SUMMARY OF SENATOR HOPE UZODINMA’S PRELIMINARY OBJECTION AND DEFENCE AGAINST THE APPLICATION FOR JUDGEMENT REVIEW BY HON EMEKA IHEDIOHA.
I am compelled to spill the beans a little because it has become obvious that people are getting confused, judgemental and sentimental over the Imo Supreme Court judgement. While we wait for the court to explain the reasons for its judgement as is customary, it is important to note that it was an embarrassing lack […]Read More UZODINMA/IHEDIOHA: LACK OF INTERNAL DEMOCRACY AND THE ABSENCE OF ELECTORAL INTEGRITY LED TO SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON IMO.
Once was it said and more often should it be repeated in political calculus in Nigeria, Men of the future must not only understand their past but also the forces that forge the present. Nigeria has become a workshop of democracy and the forces that forge the nation are holding firm. And with wimpy, ineffectual […]Read More PROSPECTS OF A NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION – By Law Mefor
I have read a lot of commentaries over the recent Supreme Court judgment declaring Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of Imo State. Many have wondered how a candidate who came 4th in the election would be declared the winner by the Court. Some others have argued that the court at worst should […]Read More SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON IMO GUBER: BEFORE YOU CONDEMN THE APEX COURT.
￼ Acid rain is falling, the green grasses of the rainforest are turning into yellow. The trees are falling, animals are scampering for safety. What is the source of this rain that carries with it death and destruction? The prophecy of old is becoming a reality. Anyone unlucky enough to be beaten by this rain […]Read More NIGERIA’S DECENT INTO TYRANNY – By Shaka Momodu.
￼ Nigeria’s democracy is facing arguably its worst form of bastardisation and debauchery in years. We actually thought that with all the reforms instituted over the years, we had moved past the era of ballot-box snatching and violence. But we are seeing a surging comeback of these anomalies. Under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, […]Read More APC and INEC: The Emergent Threats to Democracy – By Shaka Momodu.
(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 13 January, 2020). Amidst ruffled feathers, south-western states of Nigeria took their destiny in their hands and launched their Amotekun on Thursday. The Yoruba people know that a madness that takes years figuring out how to be naked will never dance in the marketplace. They have seen the […]Read More AMOTEKUN AND THE NORTH’S FEARS – By Lasisi Olagunju