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Is Nigeria Sliding Towards A One-Party State? By Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.D

INTRODUCTION “I like the noise of democracy.” James Buchanan Jr. The lie that Nigeria is operating a multi-party system of politics or government, with a whopping 18 legally registered political parties (see: INEC, 2023), is daily being perforated by the…

Law As A Vehicle For Good Governance And National Integration In Nigeria (Part 8), By Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, PhD

Introduction IN the seventh part of this treatise, we reviewed the mechanisms for fostering good governance and national integration in Nigeria such as federalism, amalgamation, Nigerianization/indigenization, States creation, the land Use Act, the NYSC Act and Constitution, after which we…

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.D Delivers The 12th RIGHT ABOVE CHARITY Lecture At Jasmine Garden, Benin City, Edo State

Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, FCIArb, LL.M, Ph.D, LL.D, D.Litt, D.SC, today the 3rd of December, 2023, delivered the 12th “RIGHTS ABOVE CHARITY” lecture at the Jasmine Garden, Airport Road, Benin City, under the auspices of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION…

Echoes Of Coups, Coups And More Coups: Which Country Is Next In Africa? By Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.D

INTRODUCTION THE wake of strings of military coups has put Africa on ugly global headlines. This signifies a decline in the achievements of the neoliberal democratic programme that was established in Africa after the cold war. The essence of the…

Nigeria In Search For An Enduring Political Structure: Imperative Of Structural Reform (Part 3), By Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, OFR, CON, PhD

INTRODUCTION IN the words of Charles R. Swindoll, we cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the…

Nigeria And The Nigerien Coup: The Allegory Of The Hunch-Backed Cripple, By Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, PhD

INTRODUCTION Once upon a time, a cripple with a hunchback boasted about leading his people to war. He was warned to keep off because of his visible infirmity. He was asked how he would escape when the war broke out….

Nigeria And The Nigerien Coup: The Allegory Of The Hunch-Backed Cripple (Part 5), By Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.D

INTRODUCTION Our lengthy dissertation on this vexed issue took us in part 4, through the gamut if threat of war and sovereignty under international law; the UN and Regional Agencies and international laws and instruments that govern wrongful intervention. This…

Nigeria And The Nigerien Coup: The Allegory Of The Hunch-Backed Cripple (Part 3), By Prof. Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.d

INTRODUCTION IN part 2 of this seminar dissertation, we dealt with the principle and forms of intervention; and the many reasons why Nigeria should not be in a hurry to lead an unholy war to militarily attack the coupist in…

Nigeria And The Nigerien Coup: The Allegory Of The Hunch-Backed Cripple (Part 1), Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Ph.D

INTRODUCTION ONCE upon a time, a cripple with a hunchback boasted about leading his people to war. He was warned to keep off because of his visible infirmity. He was asked how he would escape when the war broke out….

Nigeria In Search For An Enduring Political Structure: Imperative Of Structural Reform (Part 1), By Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN, CON, OFR, Phd

INTRODUCTION SINCE the Southern and Northern protectorates were amalgamated in 1914 by Lord Frederick Lugard of the then British colonial government and gained political independence from Britain on October 1 1960, Nigeria as a political entity or socio-political structure has…