A Review of Chairman and Members of the Special Investigation Panel of the NHRC on Oil Spills & Environmental Pollution & Ors vs Total E & P (NIG) Ltd. Court of Appeal judgment Suit no: CA/C/400/2017 of 5th March, 2021.
The signing into law of the Lagos State Public Complaint and Anti- Corruption Commission Bill by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on April 19, 2021 has been received with mixed reactions. While very few commended Lagos State government for bringing about the law to combat corruption and promote accountability especially in the economic and financial activities of Lagos state, many condemned the action especially from two fronts.
Following the increased rate of kidnaping and banditry across Nigeria in recent times, many persons including former President Olusegun Obasanjo are now clamouring for the establishment of special courts for the trial of kidnapping and banditry cases across Nigeria. The call for the creation of these special courts stems from a perceived lack of faith in the ability of established courts to swiftly try cases of this nature.
In addition to the unending incidence of terrorist attacks, kidnapping, armed banditry, violent robbery, cult clashes, farmers/herders crisis and cattle rustling are many of the security challenges facing the country.. According to the Global Terrorism Index 2020, Nigeria is the third most terrorized country in the world coming behind Afghanistan and Iraq.
A Bill for the alteration of the 1999 Constitution to empower the National Assembly to summon the President to appear before it and to empower the State House of Assembly to summon the Governor of the state to appear before it has recently passed second reading at the House of Representatives.
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