Thursday, 06 October 2011 17:58

The Doctrine Of Necessity In Perspective

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The doctrine of necessity is a rarely used political concept or utilitarian idea and is used to define and validate extra-constitutional issues that fall outside the purview of the constitution but are necessary to preserve political stability. The fundamental objective of the doctrine is to satisfy the exigencies which have been created by certain situations outside the contemplation of the constitution or the rule of law; and its significant feature is the deliberate circumvention of the constitution or some aspects of the rule of law in order to get out of the political quagmire. It is also a situation where…
(PART TWO) Prominent legal scholars in Nigeria have written divergent opinions on whether the president's assent is required in the constitutional amendment process; particular mention must be made of the opinions of Chief Richard Akinjide, S.A.N, Prof Taiwo Oshipitan, S.A.N, Mr, Olisa Agbakoba, S.A,N and most recently the official position of the Nigerian Bar Association who have argued that the proposal for the alteration of the 1999 Constitution as passed by the National Assembly and approved by more than two-thirds majority of the State Houses of Assembly cannot take effect as amendments to the 1999 Constitution in the absence of…
Saturday, 03 September 2011 03:09

Unshackling and Salvaging Nigeria

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The current war of words coming from General Ibrahim Badamosi and General Mathew Aremu Okikiola Olusegun Obasanjo is a welcome development in Nigeria to see the last tresses in the butts of the Military incursion into governance in Nigeria. The blood of the innocent Nigerians, the souls of the founding fathers, the pains and sufferings of poor Nigerians will continue to hurt the Buffoon and Buffalo leaders that have misled the country. They would definitely get paid before they bid this world farewell for their journey to hell or heaven depending on their imagination. The most foolish person in this…