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May 22, 2018

The Defense of provocation

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  In 2007, Adebayo whilst standing on a crowded Bus in Lagos felt a man leaning close to him and breathing down his neck but endured the discomfort until the Bus stopped at Surulere by which time the deceased made a gay solicitation. Ade enraged beat him into Coma. The man died three days later. Ade was charged for murder. He pleaded provocation. In another development, Joy a housewife was routinely beaten by her husband each time the mother of three had an argument with the self-employed welder husband, Ikengwuruka. On one of such occasions, she waited till the husband…

SELF DEFENCE: The guiding principles of self- defence are “necessity and proportion.”

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  Criminal law is one of the most interesting branches of the law. The law that prohibits murder also creates the exceptions, when it is justified to kill. Thus it is quite legal to kill someone in carrying out a sentence of a competent court or perhaps in self defence. In subsequent edition of law and society we shall be looking at crimes, defences and punishment under our criminal legislations. But I must warn you that the door to what amounts to a crime is never closed. A government may wake up tomorrow and make the collection of rainwater a…

THE 2015 NIGERIA GENERAL ELECTIONS: TRIBUTES AND REFLECTIONS

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Sir Winston Churchill The Chinese have a saying which envisions a desire to live in interesting times. Indeed the 2015 general election is very interesting and speaks volumes of the Nigerian peoples and how much they despise each other and still want to live together! It also reveals to a remarkable degree how much the Igbophobia in Nigeria has become a multi-ethnic policy adopted in Nigeria in the backdrop of the Igbo apparent marginalization. The repeated slaughter…

The Road-Traffic Act (cap 548)

There are thousands of roads and Highways in Nigeria used by human and automated traffic. The automated or mechanized traffic are made up of motor vehicles driven by human beings whilst the, ordinary traffic which are not automated are by pedestrians and even animals, mostly livestock. All these forms of traffic are subject to rules, regulations on our roads and highways and there are laws made in pursuant of road safety for all users and for the purpose of traffic control. In time past, the control and enforcement of road traffic rules and regulations were left in the hands of…

KANO: HISTORY, PEOPLES, POLITICS, AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF ITS RELIGIOUS UPRISINGS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE NIGERIAN STATE (3)

  One of the major reasons for this is because of their self serving leadership which is mainly, leaden and corrupt and more importantly because of their rugged individualism. In fact their leadership in Kano came out in fear of victimizations, further attacks or losses to their properties, and undermined public concern and inquiries about the hasty mass burials of the Igbo killed in the Sabon gari Motor park bomb blasts without the permissions of their families, by the Kano state government and  without the verification of their identifications, and or their numbers and without due process or public inquiries…

An Extemporaneous Overview of Imo State Agricultural Policies and Development

The Imo state government has made important achievements under Chief Rochas Okorocha in many fields including education and infrastructural developments but agriculture is not one of them. It has lagged behind because of its poor policy designs, errors and complicated land use policy or lack of one. Agriculture has remained poorly funded and managed more especially in the development of poultry, and animal husbandry Imo state is nonetheless in the process of formulating a comprehensive agricultural policy, it seems or has it developed any? Although, the government has made laudable pronouncements and proactive initiatives towards food security and the meaningful…

The Lethal Effects of Unregulated Herbal Medicine Marketing In Imo State

There are serious causes for concern in our state over the unregulated herbal medicine sales to members of the public often by nonresident herbal medicine manufacturers parading suspicious brews according to them, capable of curing all ailments from simple headaches, staph,STD, Irregular menstruations, low sperm count, infertility in women, and diabetes amongst others. Their commercial jingles packaged with modern parotcy of medical jargons appears to be having the desired effect of deceiving the people of the pretentious knowledgeability   of these mindless and fraudulent arch enemies of medicine masquerading as herbal doctors. It was out of this growing alarm and concern…

Terrorism And Its Impact On Political And Religious Freedom In Nigeria (3)

In the final analysis, Nigeria has no Data base on Terrorism that is credible and dependable. For a country that cannot count itself, no reliance can be placed on facts and figures produced by any state department because it may be influenced by other considerations, including perhaps, the amplification of fear to generate better needless federal funding.                      The federal government war on terror is going awry. It has sent out the signal that it can’t defend itself as it is prepared to negotiate with terrorists contrary to standard protocols and findings on the subject of non negotiation. Nigeria remains a…