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 […]Read more "Five things you MUST NOT do when applying for a post-graduate course"
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 In the early hours of yesterday, news broke that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari informed the United Nations Secretary-General, […]Read more "Talking to Terrorists: Nigerian Edition"
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 […]Read more "International Nuremberg Principles Academy Summer School 2016: My Experience"
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 […]Read more "On Child Marriage and the Intersection of Religion and Cultural Practices – the Case of #freeEse"
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 […]Read more "Anti-Corruption is a work always on its way- Prof Shizhou Wang"
Disclaimer: This is not a legal article; it is a product of my recent reflections, continue reading at your own risk. I have a fascination for museums. I must admit I haven’t visited many in Nigeria. I usually visit important historical sites and museums in any country I visit. This helps me to appreciate the […]Read more "Who Is Afraid of the Past?"
Being in Berlin this past few weeks has been very dreamy. The painful history of the city that is evidenced all around exist side by side the tangible beauty of an old but new city. Fashion, street food and the vibrant cultural events that happen in Berlin especially during summer makes it all very fascinating. I […]Read more "Berlin through my eyes"