Fighting corruption war through good governance in African leadership – Nigeria perspective since the 3rd Republic” By Prof Amuda-Kannike, SAN, FCLAP


A PAPER PRESENTATION AT THE 2nd LEADERSHIP SUMMIT/INDUCTION/AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE INSTITUTE OF ARTS, MANAGEMENT & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA-IBOM STATE, NIGERIA ON SATURDAY, THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2018.

Buhari and WAEC certificate saga By Carl Umegboro

PURSUANT to Section 131(d) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, a person shall be qualified for election to the office of the President if he has been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent.

2019: Between Buhari and Atiku By Carl Umegboro

AFRICA’S most populous nation, Nigeria is witnessing another sturdy moment in the history of the country over control of political power as the present administration winds up in few months. About 91 political parties have lined up for the battle for various positions while only few presented presidential candidates to the electoral commission.

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Trump’s‘lifeless’ remarks:Reckless and amateurish By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

PRESIDENT of the United States of America, Donald Trump grouchily ridiculed the highly-rated America by his reckless and unsound attacks on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari that has the mandate of the people to lead and represent them. Trump, a moment ago unkindly described Buhari who he played host to in April and gave a topnotch treat at White House as “lifeless”. By the gaffe, Trump extensively, verbally battered the good people of Nigeria that gave their mandate to Buhari to exercise their sovereignty vis-à-vis universal suffrage.

Kemi Adeosun and the NYSC saga By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

MINISTER of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has been in the eyes of the storm over her exemption certificate from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). As a result, pressures have persisted calling for her response or immediate removal from office by President Muhammadu Buhari over forgery.

Saraki and senate leadership By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)

SINCE the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in 2015, the executive-legislature relationship is more or less cat-and-mouse with copious turbulences. The brawls began from the election of principal officers of the Senate. Calculatedly, embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki of APC then, representing Kwara Central schemed, and emerged the President of the 8th Senate against the choice of the leadership of the party, and strategically, munificiently ceded key positions including Deputy Senate President to the major opposition, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to consolidate his strange deeds.

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Prepaid metering as a remedial mechanism for improved electricity By Carl Umegboro


INARGUABLY, electricity customers have never gotten a fair deal from the distribution companies (DisCos) in Nigeria, instead outrageous bills have remained their lot. The service providers every now and then freely bombard the electricity consumers with outrageous bills even without services rendered. It doesn’t matter to them if the customer didn’t use any electricity for months probably the customer toured abroad or kept apartment under lock and key.

NANS condemns invasion of National Assembly by security agencies


THE National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent invasion of the National Assembly complex by operatives of the State Security Service without authorization from the presidency.
In a statement to the newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja which was signed by the National Vice President (External affairs), Taiwo Bamigbade, the students’ apex body condemned the incident which it described as attempted coup.

Dasuki’s detention: Matters arising By Carl Umegboro

Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd)

PURSUANT to the Supreme Court in Dokubo-Asari v FRN (2007) ALL FWLR (PT 375) 588 (pg 585-586) per Muhammed JSC (CJN rtd), fundamental human or individual rights may be suspended over national security. However, such situations apply at pretrial stages; prior to arraignment in the court. The moment arraignment is done; the court assumes the position of the referee.

Justice Pam orders IGP to produce INEC boss in court on August 14


Report by Carl Umegboro
THE Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) to produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu in court on August 14.
Justice Stephen Pam gave the order after Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), counsel to the INEC boss, informed the court that he did not know the whereabouts of his client.

2019: Between broom revolution and umbrella united By Carl Umegboro


AFRICA’s most populous nation, Nigeria will next year complete uninterrupted twenty years of democratic governments. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) formed in 1998 by merger of numerous groups after the annulment of June 12-election by General Ibrahim Babangida’s military junta, controlled power at the center uninterruptedly for sixteen years from 1999 albeit under three respective presidents; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo - late Umaru Yar’Adua - Goodluck Jonathan.

NANS elects Obande, Bamigbade, others as new Exco


Gideon Obanda
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has elected a new administration led by Mr. Gideon Obande; a student of Nasarawa State University, Keffi as its 32nd President and Comrade Taiwo Bamigbade as the new Vice President (External affairs) amongst others.
Obande, a former speaker of the Northern Youth Assembly of Nigeria succeeded Chinonso Obasi while Comrade Bamigbade who was until the election the NANS Senate President now joins a set of number two officials of the association.

PLATEAU MASSACRE: NANS Condemns Incessant Killings, Demands Justice


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent killings in Plateau state that claimed about 200 lives including children and parents noting that unlawful killings of human beings are becoming a common incident in the country with no value placed any longer on lives.

LAW SCHOOL: Do the needful, we’ve been vindicated. - NOUN law graduates tell CLE


The law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN has once again appealed to the Council of Legal Education to grant them quota for admission into the Nigerian Law School as the National Universities Commission, NUC unequivocally affirmed that the commission remains the sole body to accredit law faculties in the universities in Nigeria.

Ebonyi lawmakers’ ultimatum to Anambra government By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)


The up-to-the-minute squabbles between Anambra state government and Ebonyi House of Assembly is to say the least uncalled for and trivial. The state governor, Chief Willie Obiano renamed the old ‘Abakaliki Street’ in Awka to “Club Street’ purportedly to synchronize the master-plan. Consequently, he designated another street the government considered suitable and more strategic for its swap.

Obiano’s mandate and Anambra political developments By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)


GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Obiano on 17 March renewed his oath of office for a second term following his landslide victory in the November 18, 2017 election.  A mammoth crowd from within and outside cheerfully witnessed the inauguration. By his laudable performance which largely, advantageously worked for him at the poll, Akpokuedike-Aguleri indeed deserved a second term.

INEC and Election Reordering Bill By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)


The bill of the Parliament seeking to reorder the sequence of elections which intriguingly hit the brick wall remains a pandemonium. President Muhammadu Buhari recently withheld his assent over purported conflicts and interference in the administrative duties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Statutorily, powers to make laws for the federation are vested in the National Assembly; nonetheless, the powers are relative and not absolute.

Law School: NANS gives FG, others 3-month ultimatum to admit NOUN law graduates


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a three month ultimatum to the Federal Government and Council of Legal Education to admit all law graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that have been idle for about 5 years after graduation in the Nigerian Law School for vocational training without further delay.

Security and Police withdrawal from VIPs By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)


PURSUANT to Section 14(2)(b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria, as amended, security of lives and properties of the people is a fundamental duty of the federal government of Nigeria.  The government discharges the onerous task primarily through the Nigeria Police Force. Over the years, outcries over under-funding and short-staffing of the Police have never subsided.

Keyamo’s appointments and matters arising By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)


In the recent times, a renowned social crusader, Festus Keyamo (SAN) faced adverse criticisms over his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari; first as a board member of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). And recently, the legal luminary was announced as the spokesperson of the President Buhari Reelection Campaign Organization which some conceived as a betrayal of the masses. From their inferences, Keyamo prioritized egotism; abandoning the Nigerian masses he has over two decades fearlessly represented their interests.

Gbajabiamila and the G-wagon saga By Carl Umegboro, ACIArb (UK)


Nigeria’s landscape recently chronicled yet another episode involving a member of the House of Representatives from All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Surulere-1 Federal Constituency in Lagos, Femi Gbajabiamila.

2018 Budget: NANS commends Buhari, calls for comprehensive implementation


Comr. Taiwo Bamigbade,
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the 2018 appropriation bill into law on Wednesday 20 June albeit belated due to self-centeredness of some public officeholders.

A Paper Presentation By Prof. Amuda-Kannike Abiodun (SAN) at the National Conference on Higher Education Studies (NACHOES) Faculty of Education, Institute of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Held At Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Of Nigeria on Wednesday 13th Day Of June, 2018

LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Presenter’s E-mail address: amudakannikeabiodun@gmail.com

Presenter’s Tel No.             08033256756
 
 
INTRODUCTION


This topic is crucial to our higher education survival, development and progress because, there are lots of illegalities taking place in relation to higher education in the 21st Century which we tend to ignore or we may not be aware of, yet when they are exposed either by the members of the public, the media or through litigation, the embarrassment may become a monumental fraud, capable of destroying the main basis of a society/country.