Category Archives: Legislative Developments

NIS Recruitment Tragedy: A Wake-Up Call for Laws on Corporate Manslaughter

The tragic loss of precious and priceless lives and bodily injuries sustained by applicants to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) shook the nation. This was not only as a result of the apparent sheer disregard for the safety of Nigerian

NIS Recruitment Tragedy: A Wake-Up Call for Laws on Corporate Manslaughter

The tragic loss of precious and priceless lives and bodily injuries sustained by applicants to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) shook the nation. This was not only as a result of the apparent sheer disregard for the safety of Nigerian

Anti-Gay Marriage Act: Before the Ovation Dies Down

This article was written by the author and published on Thisday Lawyer of 21 January 2014, Page 7. The coming into force of the ‘Anti-Gay Marriage’ Act (which I shall refer to as “AGMA”) spurred a lot of media attention

Anti-Gay Marriage Act: Before the Ovation Dies Down

This article was written by the author and published on Thisday Lawyer of 21 January 2014, Page 7. The coming into force of the ‘Anti-Gay Marriage’ Act (which I shall refer to as “AGMA”) spurred a lot of media attention

On Jail Term for ‘Critics’

On  4 December 2013, several reports to the tune of “Senate Proposes 7-Year Jail Term for Social Media Critics” were all over the internet. In a short while, however, it became clear that an important legislative development had been embedded

On Jail Term for ‘Critics’

On  4 December 2013, several reports to the tune of “Senate Proposes 7-Year Jail Term for Social Media Critics” were all over the internet. In a short while, however, it became clear that an important legislative development had been embedded

A Legislator’s Multi-lemma

Tempers seem to have cooled-off from the #ChildNotBride campaign, which might be because the “activists” have gone back to the  drawing-board to re-strategise (as recommended), or they got tired/bored, or have gone back to their daily lives and would be back (shortly). Beside the issue

A Legislator’s Multi-lemma

Tempers seem to have cooled-off from the #ChildNotBride campaign, which might be because the “activists” have gone back to the  drawing-board to re-strategise (as recommended), or they got tired/bored, or have gone back to their daily lives and would be back (shortly). Beside the issue

Child Marriage and Marital Rape: The Morality Divide

It is fairly settled, that child marriage is not exactly illegal in Nigeria, provided that the intricacies involved in the law(s), applicable to the particular kind of marriage being contracted, are complied with; e.g. requirement of consent from the minor’s

Child Marriage and Marital Rape: The Morality Divide

It is fairly settled, that child marriage is not exactly illegal in Nigeria, provided that the intricacies involved in the law(s), applicable to the particular kind of marriage being contracted, are complied with; e.g. requirement of consent from the minor’s

Is the Senate really endorsing child marriage?

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) recently reviewed some of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN); section 29(4)(b) was one of such provisions. It provides that for the purpose of

Is the Senate really endorsing child marriage?

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) recently reviewed some of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN); section 29(4)(b) was one of such provisions. It provides that for the purpose of

Is every married woman of full age?

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) recently reviewed some of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN); section 29(4) was one of such provisions. It provides that for the purposes of

Is every married woman of full age?

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) recently reviewed some of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN); section 29(4) was one of such provisions. It provides that for the purposes of