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REPOSITION BSU, ORTOM CHARGES NEW COUNCIL, S.T. HON, SAN AMONG OTHERS…

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By Tahav Agerzua Governor Samuel Ortom  charged the new council of the Benue State University to reposition the institution so that it could discharge its mandate better. He gave the charge at the old Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples House. The Benue State Governor stressed that the repositioning included the revision of the university […]

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There is corruption in judiciary, among senior lawyers – Hon

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Daily Trust A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Sebastine Hon (SAN) has admitted that some judges and other members of the legal profession were involved in corruption. Claims by President Muhammadu Buhari and the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, that senior lawyers were aiding corrupt persons to escape justice had […]

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Why Buhari should declare state of emergency on Nigerian economy – S.T. HON,SAN

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By  Ibanga Isine – Premium Times A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Sebastine Hon, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately declare a state ofemergency on the nation’s ailing economy. Mr. Hon, who gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja, said the action was necessary to forestall national upheaval. “Following the abysmal performance of the […]

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A dissestion of Section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended

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SEBASTINE T. HON, SAN, FCIArb.

Introduction Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, has in crystal clear terms restricted legal proceedings against the President and Vice-President of Nigeria and the Governors and Deputy Governors, respectively, of the various States. For clarity of purpose, the said section provides as follows: 308.-(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, but […]

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Jega and the forces of darkness

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From ADEBISI ONANUG, The Nation LAWYERS: INEC Chief can’t be sent on leave Speculation is rife that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega may be sent on pre-retirement leave this week. Will it be legal for President Goodluck Jonathan to do that? No, say lawyers, who argue that Jega is not bound […]

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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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