On personal identity and the upcoming Nigerian elections

As I approach my thirtieth birthday in a week, I have been pondering on questions relating to personal identity. What makes me uniquely who I am? How do I perceive myself, first as an individual and also as an individual within society. … More On personal identity and the upcoming Nigerian elections

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Five things you MUST NOT do when applying for a post-graduate course

I was recently part of a team of people tasked with shortlisting prospective candidates among hundreds of applicants for a postgraduate program. We were faced with lots of good applications, some okay but badly packaged ones and some downright ridiculous ones. The focus of this post is to provide a few tips on what not … More Five things you MUST NOT do when applying for a post-graduate course

Talking to Terrorists: Nigerian Edition

A willingness to resist force, unaccompanied by a willingness to talk, could provoke        belligerence-while a willingness to talk, unaccompanied by a willingness to resist          force could invite disaster[1]   In the early hours of yesterday, news broke that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari informed the United Nations Secretary-General, … More Talking to Terrorists: Nigerian Edition

International Nuremberg Principles Academy Summer School 2016: My Experience

Between August 1 and 12 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the International Nuremberg Principles Academy Summer School for Junior Professionals. A cursory look at the programme schedule which had been sent ahead had made me very expectant, particularly with regards to the calibre of the speakers, their varied backgrounds and the thematic areas … More International Nuremberg Principles Academy Summer School 2016: My Experience

On Child Marriage and the Intersection of Religion and Cultural Practices – the Case of #freeEse

Strongly held beliefs are a touchy subject all over the world. The hashtag #freeEse is gaining momentum in the Nigerian social media sphere; here is the story behind it. Ese Oruru, a 13-year-old was allegedly abducted from Bayelsa state in the heart of the Niger Delta by a man simply known as Yunusa and taken to … More On Child Marriage and the Intersection of Religion and Cultural Practices – the Case of #freeEse

New Anti-Money Laundering Bill; A Strange Move

  On Sunday January 31, 2016, ThisDay Newspaper broke the news of a new proposed anti-money laundering Bill emanating from the president of Nigeria. The article launched into an elaborate examination of the proposed Anti-Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill 2016 sent to the National Assembly last week by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of … More New Anti-Money Laundering Bill; A Strange Move

Human Trafficking and the Lure of Free Visas: Who regulates Nigeria’s travel operators?

Originally posted on Lolade Adewuyi:
Are newspapers like Complete Sports overlooking the public good by carrying adverts that are questionable in intention? Open today’s Complete Sports newspaper, Nigeria’s biggest sports daily, and you are confronted by adverts promising travelers work and sweet pay in Dubai and Turkey, as long as you have an international passport.…

Anti-Corruption is a work always on its way- Prof Shizhou Wang

On Thursday, August 13, 2015, my LLM class had the distinct honour of listening to Prof Shizhou Wang from the Faculty of Law, Peking University in the People’s Republic of China. The lecture was about anti-corruption and criminal law in China. Prof Wang’s CV is very intimidating and I had looked forward to the lecture … More Anti-Corruption is a work always on its way- Prof Shizhou Wang