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

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