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Senior Lawyer: It’s Unlawful for States to Fund High Courts, Sharia, Customary Courts of Appeal

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 By Tobi Soniyi – Lagos THISDAY Newspaper The funding of state High Courts, Sharia Courts of Appeal and Customary Courts of Appeal by state governments is unconstitutional, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Sebastine Hon, has said. In a statement obtained by THISDAY on Tuesday, Hon said funding these courts exposed them to undue manipulation […]

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Adverse reports affecting image of judiciary – Hon

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Publish Date: Sep 12 2017 2:00AM – Daily Trust Sebastine T. Hon is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and author. In this interview, he speaks on hate speech, the recent report of UN/NBS indicting the judiciary, and judicial reforms. Excerpts: The UN and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a recent report accused the judiciary, […]

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Amnesty to prisoners stirs debate among SANs

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The legality of a decision by the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, to release some prison inmates is the subject of a debate between two prominent Senior Advocates of Nigeria, ADE ADESOMOJU reports PUNCH NEWSPAPER The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, on August 17, 2017, ordered the release of […]

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State Chief Judges Lack Constitutional Powers To Grant Pardon – Chief S.T. HON,SAN

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BY AHURAKA ISAH, Abuja – Leadership Newspaper A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, S T Hon, has said that the practice of Chief Judges, particularly of the States, granting pardon or amnesty to offenders which  has been going on for quite some time now is clearly unconstitutional. In a press statement signed by him yesterday, Hon […]

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Osinbajo lauded for classifying hate speech as terrorism

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“Absolutely correct” in his position on the issue of hate speech –Chief S.T. Hon, SAN. The Nation Newspaper – By Eric Ikhilae The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been hailed for his classification of hate speech as act of terrorism. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Sebastine Hon said Osinbajo was “absolutely correct” in […]

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Constitutional and Migration Law in Nigeria

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Book Review TITLE:                                   S.T. HON’S CONSTITUTIONAL AND MIGRATION LAW IN NIGERIA AUTHOR:                             SEBASTINE TAR HON. (SAN) PAGES:                                  1229 PUBLISHER:                       PEARL DIGITAL PRESS, PORT HARCOURT REVIEWERS:                       DELE ADESINA, SAN; GARBA PWUL, SAN; DAVID O. EZAGA, SAN. YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 THISDAY NEWS PAPER  Published in the year 2016, the book […]

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‘Amend constitution to place LGs under National Assembly

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Recently, many prominent Nigerians have joined the call for the restructuring of the country. In this interview with JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, a constitutional lawyer and author, Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN), examines what restructuring will entail. By Joseph Onyekwere   – TheGuardian Newspaper Starting with what would be restructured, when the process starts, he said: “I must […]

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Imperatives for Lasting Constitutional Restructuring of Nigeria – Chief S.T. Hon, FCIArb.

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Thisday newspaper The quest for the restructuring of the faltering Nigerian Federation, keeps resonating and rearing its head at any given opportunity. For the first time, however, voices which were hitherto opposed to, or which naturally oppose, such agitations, have oozed out of their closets in support of the latest clamour for restructuring, signposting hope […]

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SAN: implement confab reports

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John Austin Unachukwu- The Nation Newspaper A SENIOR Advocate of Ni­geria (SAN) and renowed author Sebastine Hon has urged the Federal Government to implement the various reports pro­duced at National Conferences. He said most of the problems fac­ing the country would be solved if the reports of confabs organisd since independence are dusted-up and implemented. […]

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NANS HONOURS HON, SAN

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Sebastian Hon, SAN (2nd  left) receiving the award from representatives of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS) in Abuja, last Friday – (Jude Igbanoi – Thisday Newspaper) Constitutional lawyer Mr. Sebastian Hon, SAN, has asked the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency dust-up reports of various National Conferences that have been organised in […]

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