Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ortom’s Victory at the Benue Guber polls cannot be snatched as rumoured

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I feel strongly impelled and overly burdened to respond to the rumour gaining fast ground that if the All Progressive Congress, APC, persists in the Dr. Samuel Ortom candidacy, his victory will after all be pyrrhic, because his opponents at the general elections will easily ‘collect’ it from it. This unfounded rumour is based on […]

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Nigeria not ready for constitutional court –Hon

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  From Godwin Tse, DAILYSUN Newspaper Mr. Sebastine Hon (SAN) bares his mind on some controversial issues in the nation’s Judiciary as regard the debate for the establishment of a constitutional court and the separation of the headship of Su­preme Court from that of the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC). Excerpts: What is […]

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The Place of evidence in the effectual determination of election petitions

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BEING A PAPER PRESENTED BY SEBASTINE T. HON, SAN, AT THE TRAINING FOR JUDGES OF YOBE STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION PETITIONS TRIBUNALS HELD IN ABUJA ON 18TH DECEMEBER, 2013 PROTOCOL  INTRODUCTION Evidence is the epicenter of any litigation, including proceedings before an Election Tribunal. The reason is very plain: Judges or the Judex are mere […]

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‘A Critical Review Of Relevant Security Laws In Nigeria Vis-‘a-Vis Current Security Realities In The West African Sub-Region’

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  BEING A PAPER PRESENTED BY SEBASTINE T. HON, SAN, AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL SECURITY CONFERENCE, HELD ON 25TH-26TH FEBRUARY, 2014, AT THE HOTEL PRESIDENTIAL, PORT HARCOURT  I RESPECT ALL PROTOCOLS PREFACE In November, 2012, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, while responding to a question on why the police were not […]

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States Should Declare Public Holidays To Enable Collection Of PVCs

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There is no single doubt that much disputation has been visited on the Nigerian political landscape, following the calls for and against shifting the February general elections. There is also no doubt that if not carefully managed, this debate and, a fortiori, any attempt to shift the said polls, may snowball into a political violence […]

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